People Keep Buying GM's Recalled Cars Because They're Super Cheap

You might think that in light of a 1.4 million vehicle recall for an ignition switch problem cited in 12 deaths, people would stop buying used Chevy Cobalts, HHRs and the other recalled models. Nope! Americans gotta have their cheap used cars. » 3/19/14 10:40am 3/19/14 10:40am

GM Doesn't Have The Parts To Fix All The Recalled Cars Yet

If you're an owner of one of the 1.4 million General Motors cars recalled over a faulty ignition switch blamed for airbag failures and cited in a dozen deaths, then you'll have to wait until April for a fix. » 3/17/14 10:00am 3/17/14 10:00am

Court Docs: A Chevy Cobalt Can Shut Down Without Heavy Keys

Recalls, potential fines, and now a criminal investigation: These are all the tribulations General Motors now faces thanks to a faulty ignition switch cited in 12 fatal crashes. But is it really all just because drivers had too much stuff on their key rings? Court documents reviewed by Jalopnik show a more complex… » 3/13/14 4:45pm 3/13/14 4:45pm

U.S. Attorney's Office Begins Criminal Investigation Of GM Over Recall

Potential very bad news for General Motors this afternoon: In addition to being called before Congress, the company will now be the subject of a criminal investigation by the U.S. Attorney's Office. » 3/11/14 3:58pm 3/11/14 3:58pm

Congress Calls GM To The Carpet Over Chevy Cobalt Recall

General Motors is already facing a potential $35 million fine over the timing of the recall of 1.4 million Cobalts and other cars from the federal agency that regulates them. Now Congress is getting in on the action too. » 3/11/14 12:00pm 3/11/14 12:00pm

GM CEO Learned Of 10-Year Problem Tied To 13 Deaths 'A Few Weeks Ago'

Addressing the 1.4 million vehicle recall for a problem cited in 13 deaths will likely be the first big test for new General Motors CEO Mary Barra. And in a letter to employees today, she made clear that she's been on it — ever since she learned of the problem a few weeks ago. Who sees the problem here? » 3/04/14 7:00pm 3/04/14 7:00pm

Your Guide To The Problem GM Didn't Fix Until 13 People Died

The shadow of old General Motors looms large over the post-bailout company this week as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration begins an investigation into the timing of the recall of some 1.4 million GM cars in the U.S. and Canada following crashes that killed 13 people. » 2/27/14 10:00am 2/27/14 10:00am

Feds To Investigate GM's Recall Timing After 13 Deaths Reported

Last week it came out that a top General Motors engineer knew about a dangerous ignition system problem with the Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 a decade before a recall notice was issued, and after six fatalities were linked to the issue. Now the government is be investigating why that took so long. » 2/26/14 7:00pm 2/26/14 7:00pm

The Unbelievable Parody Site That Sparked A Race Team's Losing Lawsuit

If you believed their website, the Generic Race Team was a ne'er do well race team led by a mullet-sporting dwarf named Devin Fuckler that drank wine in the pits and planned a shop in Pakistan where Osama bin Laden was killed. It was fake, but also so obviously about a real team that it led to a lawsuit as hilarious as … » 10/14/13 12:40pm 10/14/13 12:40pm

Fox Sports 1 Launched With A Major Discrimination Lawsuit Problem

Fox Sports 1 (and 2) launched Saturday to the media world's rapt attention. It did so despite one major division of Fox Sports coming under fire in the courtroom, with multiple lawsuits alleging discrimination in the company's music department. » 8/19/13 4:58pm 8/19/13 4:58pm

Unintended Acceleration Is Back In The Form Of A Big Ford Lawsuit

Ah, unintended acceleration. It's the herpes of the automotive world, something that just never seems to go away. Never mind the fact that it's often caused by drivers mixing up their pedals — it's something that scares the crap out of car buyers and has huge financial consequences for carmakers. It nearly put Audi out … » 3/29/13 10:13am 3/29/13 10:13am