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GM Had Warnings of Defects Years before Recall

In the wake of its recent recall of an estimated 29 million motor vehicles, General Motors (GM) has admitted that certain employees had knowledge of the ignition switch defect for over ten years prior to the recalls. New information shows that GM ignored numerous serious complaints regarding the defective ignition switch.

Bloomberg news obtained documents via a Freedom of Information Act request that included numerous reports from rental car companies regarding problems with the Chevy Cobalt and ...

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GM faces $10 Billion Lawsuit Saying Recalls Damaged Brand

GM facing lawsuits over resale value lost because of ignition switch recallA lawsuit filed in June alleges that the recent GM recalls of millions of cars and trucks damaged the brand and that owners should be compensated for lost resale value. The complaint claims that concealing defects hurt GM vehicle owners.

The lawsuit claims that potentially 15 million car and truck owners should be compensated more than $10 billion for, not just the vehicles that were ...

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GM Knew of Ignition Defect Before 2004

Federal safety regulators from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently made documents public that show automotive manufacturer General Motors (GM) knew about ignition defects before 2004. Documents in the report indicate that GM officials were alerted to the defect in 2003, and possibly knew about it as early as 1997.

GM has been in hot water with the NHTSA and the public due to its failure to issue a timely recall for a dangerous ignition ...

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GM Recalls 3.36 Million More Vehicles with Switch Problem

General Motors announced in June that it will recall 3.36 million mid-size and large cars for defective ignition switches. The company already recalled 2.6 million vehicles this year for the same problem. GM also announced recalls for 165,770 vehicles for other reasons, including problems with automatic transmissions and power steering.

The ignition switch problem can lead to disabling off airbags and power steering. The ignition switch can move from the “run” position as a result of too ...

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GM Allowed Woman to Take Blame for Fiancé’s Death

A Texas woman who blamed herself for the death of her fiancé in a car crash is suing General Motors (GM) alleging the company covered up a defective ignition switch in her car. The now 31 year old pled guilty to criminally negligent homicide in 2004. She was sentenced to five years of deferred punishment and 260 hours of community service. She was also ordered to pay for her late fiancé’s funeral and $3,500 in court fees.

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Attorney Report Uncovers More Details of GM Ignition Defect

A former federal prosecutor recently issued a 315-page report providing details of General Motors’ knowledge of an ignition switch defect that caused numerous accidents, injuries, and deaths. The auto manufacturer issued a recall in February 2014 of 2.6 million vehicles, and is paying a $35 million fine to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for failing to recall the vehicle in a timely manner. Now, the report seems to confirm suspicions that GM engineers knew ...

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