General Motors has announced another six safety recalls covering another 717,950 recent model vehicles in the US and pushing its worldwide total of recalls for this year past a record breaking 40 million.
General Motors was fined $35m and agreed to take part in “unprecedented oversight requirements” on Friday over its massive recall of cars with faulty ignition switches that have been linked to 13 deaths.
New documents show General Motors CEO Mary Barra was kept clearly in the loop about a recall issue involving steering problems on the Saturn Ion and other GM products.
Personal injury attorney Robert Hilliard wants a judge to order General Motors to tell owners the recalled vehicles are unsafe to drive.
General Motors CEO Mary Barra suffered a bruising second day of congressional testimony related to the car firm’s fatal ignition issues on Wednesday, berated by senators who said her company should face a criminal investigation.
General Motors has hired disaster response expert Kenneth Feinberg to help with the recall response. Feinberg is trained as an attorney and previously assisted with compensation issues related to 9/11 and the Boston Marathon.
As General Motors CEO Mary Barra prepares to appear at two congressional hearings this week, there is one question on the minds of congressional leaders, investors and especially victims of the ignition switch recall: Will GM pay for claims of incidents that happened before the automaker declared bankruptcy in 2009?
Toyota agreed to pay $1.2bn on Wednesday to end a US criminal investigation into misleading statements the car company made about safety issues in Toyota and Lexus vehicles after a series of crashes.
General Motors named a new vehicle safety chief on Tuesday after CEO Mary Barra confessed “terrible things” had happened at the company and recalled another 1.5m cars amid investigations into a series of fatal crashes.