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GM Expert Says Ignition Switch Flaw Led To 19 Wrongful Deaths

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 11.15.2014 | Business

DETROIT (AP) — The death toll tied to faulty ignition switches in General Motors small cars has risen to 19, according to a compensation expert hire...

GM Didn't Warn Customers About Ignition Switch Problems For 11 Years

AP | Posted 07.19.2014 | Business

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors knew of ignition switch problems with 6.7 million midsize and large cars for 11 years, yet it failed to warn customers...

General Motors Under Fire At Senate Hearing

Reuters | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

(Adds details on law firm hired by GM) By Ben Klayman and Eric Beech July 17 (Reuters) - U.S. senators on Thursday deman...

Total Recall 2014

David Sable | Posted 08.30.2014 | Business
David Sable

How long has it taken GM to figure out that its cars have been crashing and that people have been dying as a result? And then how long did it take GM to admit it had a problem and start to recall specific vehicles? Where was the BIG DATA?

Huge GM Recall Includes Its Top Seller

AP | By TOM KRISHER | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors extended its record-breaking string of safety problems, announcing Friday three more recalls, including a large one in...

GM Was Told About Safety Defects More Than 11 Years Before The Recall

Reuters | Posted 08.20.2014 | Business

By Marilyn Thompson and Ben Klayman WASHINGTON/DETROIT, June 20 (Reuters) - A former head of General Motors corporate quality audit wa...

Hunter Stuart

GM's Cars Killed People, So Why Won't We Stop Buying Them?

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 06.18.2014 | Business

General Motors has been suffering a spectacular recall debacle for months, warning customers about cars that spontaneously shut down and airbags that ...

Documents Reveal Another Delayed GM Recall

AP | By TOM KRISHER | Posted 07.29.2014 | Business

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors recalled a small number of Pontiac G6 midsize cars to fix a faulty brake light system in 2009, yet waited more than fi...

In Brazil, GM Recall Is A Reminder Of Past Tragedies

Agencia Publica | Natalia Viana & Moriti Neto | Posted 05.29.2014 | World

On May 22, General Motors announced a recall of 238,360 vehicles in Brazil that were manufactured between October 2013 and April 2014. The company say...

Mother Finds Out Years Later That GM May Be Responsible For Daughter's Death

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.23.2014 | Business

In 2009, Renee Trautwein received the phone call that every mother fears. Her daughter, Sarah, had been killed. When the Trautwein family initiall...

GM Fined $35 Million For Delaying Ignition Switch Recall

AP | JOAN LOWY and TOM KRISHER | Posted 07.16.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal safety regulators slapped General Motors with a record $35 million fine Friday for taking more than a decade to disclose a...

GM Is Being Probed By The DOJ, SEC

AP | Posted 04.24.2014 | Business

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. securities regulators are looking into General Motors' delayed recall of more than 2 million cars with a deadly ignition switch ...

More Bad News For GM

Reuters | Posted 06.24.2014 | Business

DETROIT, April 24 (Reuters) - General Motors Co on Thursday posted lower quarterly profit after a massive recall due to defective ignition switchs l...

Senators Press Delphi For Answers On Recalled GM Cars

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 15 (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers probing how General Motors used faulty ignition switches in many vehicles are turning their scrutiny...

Pennywise, Pound Foolish

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 06.14.2014 | Business
Chris Komisarjevsky

It might be easy just to do the numbers and compare the pennywise decision of a decade ago to the pound-foolish impact today.

Emily Swanson

Americans Think GM Engineered Devastating Cover-Up, Poll Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business

General Motors is facing huge public backlash in the wake of a high-profile car recall that has been linked to the deaths of at least 13 people, a new...

Senator Believes GM Should Face Criminal Action

Reuters | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 6 (Reuters) - General Motors should make restitution to victims' families and face criminal action if merited for the way it handl...

So Much for the Great GM Bailout

Ben Hallman | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business
Ben Hallman

But what kind of company did the government save? One that waited a decade to recall millions of cars with a lethal defect that would shut down engines without warning. One that chose not to replace the defective part, an ignition switch, when it was first detected. It would have cost less than $1 a car to do so.The automaker, of course, isn't the only big company facing criticism for its actions before or after a government bailout. JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Wells Fargo have been accused in multiple federal lawsuits of lying about mortgage investments they knew were lousy in order to boost profits. Foreclosure abuses associated with the mortgage servicing arms of these companies have led to tens of billions of dollars of legal settlements.

Senators Push For Answers On Eyebrow-Raising Delay

AP | By MARCY GORDON and TOM KRISHER | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers on Capitol Hill accused General Motors of a potentially criminal cover-up of its defective ignition switches and fumed a...

The Maddening Reason GM Didn't Fix Deadly Ignition Switch

Reuters | Paul Lienert and Marilyn Thompson | Posted 04.02.2014 | Business

DETROIT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Motors Co in 2005 decided not to change an ignition switch eventually linked to the deaths of at least 13 peopl...

The Price Of Human Life, According To GM

Michael Moore | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Michael Moore

The executives at GM knew for 13 years that their cars had a defective ignition switch that would, well, kill people. But they did a "cost-benefit analysis" and concluded that paying off the deceased's relatives was going to be cheaper than having to install a $10 part per car.

GM Recalling 1.3 Million More Cars

Posted 03.31.2014 | Business

General Motors announced Monday it is recalling more than 1.3 million cars in order to fix a power steering problem. Here's a list of the cars sub...

House Panel: GM Documents 'Paint An Unsettling Picture'

Reuters | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics

(Corrects attribution, paragraph 3) WASHINGTON, March 30 (Reuters) - Thousands of documents from General Motors and a federal agency o...

Dem Senator Demands Compensation Fund For Recalled Cars

Reuters | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON, March 24 (Reuters) - Pressure built on General Motors on Monday to take steps to get 1.6 million of ...

GM Hit With Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Reuters | Posted 05.24.2014 | Business

* Lawsuit filed on behalf of three teenage girls injured or killed in 2006 crash * Lawsuit accuses company of concealing ignition defe...