General Motors announced the recall of 196,379 Hummers for fire risk. Three people suffered minor burns due to the issue, and GM said earlier today those were the only fires related to the issue. Now it’s come out that 42 fires have been reported.
To date, General Motors’ outside fund has approved 119 death claims and 243 injury claims related to the defective ignition switch that sparked last year’s recall crisis. The fund is set to wrap up soon. Before it does, critics — including some family members of those killed — are wondering why the fund is covering… »
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Or well at least the basis was, as General Motors used a standard Chevrolet Impala
Sedan for their color-beaming 1966 Chevrolet Caribe Convertible Sedan. So it’s not only you guys simply cutting of the steel roof of your car – GM once did this as well. »
Automakers are trying to figure out how to monetize the “connected car”, and General Motors has an idea: sell your radio presets to the highest bidder.
Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has been having a bit of a rough go of it, lately. He’s been trying to offload Chrysler for a while, preferably by selling it to GM, but all he’s faced is rejection. Sad, sad rejection. »
A Justice Department inquiry found that GM’s failure to disclose a faulty ignition problem in their cars constituted criminal wrongdoing, the New York Times reported Friday. The penalty has yet to be determined, but it’s expected to be the largest ever faced by an automaker for criminal wrongdoing, surpassing the $1.2… »
We recently heard that the government’s oversight of GM’s safety practices by NHTSA was up for review, but that no decision had been made if it’s continue or end. Now we know: It’s going to continue for at least one more year. »
The 1950s: the era of American optimism! A decade of scientific advancement! All predicated on the idea that the future is something to look forward to, and that we can make a better world for our children! »
While 2015 has been generally less full of recall crises than last year, the fallout from the General Motors ignition switch fiasco continues unabated. Today, the fund tasked with overseeing compensation to victims of the switch and their families approved another four death claims, bringing the official death total… »
General Motors has equipped over 30 of its models in North America with 4G LTE and plans to offer every 2016 model with the high-speed wireless data service. Why? Convenience. And money. Around $350 million worth, says GM, although it’s not saying exactly how. »