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GM Close to Possible Volt Battery Fires Fix

General Motors Co. is closing in on a package of proposed fixes for the Chevrolet Volt battery pack that engineers believe would eliminate the risk of a fire being triggered days after a crash, two people with knowledge of the …

GM Says Bankruptcy Shields It Against Impala Lawsuits

General Motors Co. is seeking to dismiss a lawsuit over a suspension problem on more than 400,000 Chevrolet Impalas from the 2007 and 2008 model years, saying it should not be responsible for repairs because the flaw predated its bankruptcy. …

MetLife Auto Stands By GM Auto Insurance Deal

MetLife Auto & Home says it sees its direct marketing arrangement with General Motors to provide insurance for new car buyers as a way to increase its brand recognition, which it says should also help its independent agency distribution force. …

Agents Question GM Free Car Insurance Deal With MetLife Auto

Independent insurance agents are raising concerns over a General Motors promotion that offers car buyers in the Pacific Northwest a year of free liability and damage insurance from MetLife Auto & Home. Hoping to put more drivers in Oregon and …

GM to Pay Insurance for Car Buyers in Washington, Oregon

Drivers in Oregon and Washington who buy a new 2010, 2011 or 2012 Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac vehicle between July 6 and September 6 will receive a one-year insurance policy from MetLife Auto & Home at no additional cost. …

Pennsylvania Lawsuit Seeks GM Repairs of 400,000 Impalas

General Motors Co. has been sued by a Pennsylvania woman seeking to force the U.S. automaker to fix rear-end problems on more than 400,000 Chevrolet Impala vehicles for 2007 and 2008 model years. In 2008, GM told dealers to replace …

Supply Chain Concerns Grow as Japan Lacks Parts, Power, People

From Apple’s new iPad to Chevrolet pick-ups and many of the world’s airplane kitchens, concern is spreading down the global manufacturing supply chain about the impact from Japan’s earthquake last week. Plant shutdowns across Japan following the earthquake, tsunami and …