GM ignition switch recall News

GM Emails Show Ignition Switch Fix Began 2 Months Before Recall

The disclosure of December e-mails by General Motors Co. shows that the company was working on a fix for its faulty ignition switch in December almost two months before it officially recalled the part, which has since been linked to …

GM Report Uncovers 11 Years of Mishandling Ignition Switch

A 325-page report on General Motors Co.’s mishandling of a deadly ignition switch details missteps by employees and officials over 11 years – from lawyers who failed to heed warnings the company could be liable for punitive damages to a …

GM Top Executives Did Not Know About Ignition Defect: WSJ on GM Internal Probe

An internal probe of General Motors Co.’s delay in recalling cars with defective ignition switches linked to at least 13 deaths is expected to conclude there was no concerted coverup and clear senior management of blame, the Wall Street Journal …

Used Car Dealer Seeks Damages For Inventory of ‘Defective’ GM Vehicles

An independent used-car dealer in Arkansas is seeking compensation from General Motors Co. for being saddled with “highly dangerous vehicles” that include cars not yet recalled over ignition-switch defects. Nettleton Auto Sales Inc. demanded actual and punitive damages on behalf …

GM Negotiating with Claimants in Ignition Switch Lawsuits

A mediator for General Motors has begun negotiations about settling more than 300 claims related to a deadly ignition switch problem in some older model small cars. Kenneth Feinberg confirmed in an interview with The Associated Press that he met …

Sen. Blumenthal Wants Former GM CEOs to Testify on Recalls

Former General Motors Co chief executives should be called to testify to the U.S. Congress about the company’s slow response to defective ignition switches in cars that have been linked to at least 13 deaths, a Democratic senator said this …

Auto Recalls On Rise Following Toyota-GM Cases

Recall first, ask questions later. After Toyota Motor Corp. and General Motors Co. — two of the largest carmakers — were criticized for dragging their feet before calling back defective models in recent years, automakers are accelerating safety actions. Recalls …

GM Submits Ignition Recall Documents to Safety Agency

General Motors Co. said it has submitted most of the answers that U.S. safety regulators sought from the automaker about a defective ignition switch linked to at least 13 deaths. In response to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, GM …

GM CEO Barra Has Few Answers on What Went Wrong

General Motors Co CEO Mary Barra on Tuesday called her company’s slow response to faulty ignition switches linked to at least 13 deaths “unacceptable,” but could not give U.S. lawmakers many answers as to what went wrong. After taking an …

GM Hires Feinberg to Handle Recall; CEO Barra Testifies Before Congress

General Motors Co. has retained Kenneth Feinberg, who supervised claims funds after the BP Plc oil spill and other calamities, as a consultant to explore options for families of accident victims whose vehicles are being recalled for ignition-switch defects. Calling …