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FILE - This April 1, 2014 file photo shows the ignition switch of a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt in Alexandria, Va. The ignition switch on the Cobalt and other small cars was so poorly designed that it easily slipped out of the run position, causing engines to stall. Engineers knew it; as early as 2004, a Cobalt stalled on a GM test track when the driver's knee grazed the key fob. By GM's admission, the defective switches caused over 50 crashes and at least 13 deaths. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)

Lawyer sues GM on behalf of 658 plaintiffs

  DETROIT (AP) — A Texas lawyer has filed a lawsuit against General Motors on behalf of 658 people who were injured or killed in crashes allegedly caused by faulty ignition switches. The lawsuit filed […]

07/30/2014

FILE - This April 1, 2014 file photo shows the ignition switch of a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt in Alexandria, Va. The ignition switch on the Cobalt and other small cars was so poorly designed that it easily slipped out of the run position, causing engines to stall. Engineers knew it; as early as 2004, a Cobalt stalled on a GM test track when the driver's knee grazed the key fob. By GM's admission, the defective switches caused over 50 crashes and at least 13 deaths. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)

GM recalling Camaros for ignition switch problem

DETROIT (AP) — Ignition switches once again are causing problems for General Motors. This time the company is recalling nearly 512,000 Chevrolet Camaro muscle cars from the 2010 to 2014 model years because a driver’s […]

06/13/2014

General Motors President Dan Ammann, left, CEO Mary Barra, and Executive Vice President Mark Reuss, hold a press conference at the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Mich., Thursday, June 5, 2014. Barra said 15 employees — many of them senior legal and engineering executives — have been forced out of the company for failing to disclose a defect with ignition switches, which the company links to 13 deaths. Five other employees have been disciplined. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

GM ousts 15 employees over ignition-switch scandal

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — General Motors said Thursday it has forced out 15 employees for their role in the deadly ignition-switch scandal and will set up a compensation fund for crash victims, as an internal […]

06/05/2014

The General Motors logo at the company's world headquarters in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Government fines GM maximum $35M in safety case

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. safety regulators fined General Motors a record $35 million Friday for taking at least a decade to disclose defects with ignition switches in small cars that are now linked to at […]

05/16/2014

In this Oct. 24, 2006 photo provided by the St. Croix County Sheriff's Office, police investigate the wreckage of a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt that crashed in St. Croix County, killing Natasha Weigel, 18, and Amy Lynn Rademaker, 15, and injuring the 17-year-old driver, Megan Ungar-Kerns. The vehicle's ignition was found in the “accessory” position and the air bags didn’t deploy. (AP Photo/St. Croix County Sheriff's Office)

GM recall reveals gaps in air bag knowledge

Here’s an unsettling fact about cars equipped with air bags: they don’t always deploy when drivers — or regulators — expect them to. Thirteen people have died in crashes involving older GM cars with defective […]

05/13/2014

In this Tuesday, April 1, 2014, file photo families of victims of a General Motors safety defects in small cars hold photos of their loved ones as they gather on the lawn on Capitol Hill in Washington. Families of those who died in General Motors cars with defective ignition switches want prosecutors to go after GM insiders responsible for letting the problems fester for more than decade, and perhaps for covering them up. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Angry families want GM prosecuted for defects

WASHINGTON (AP) — The families of those who died in General Motors cars with defective ignition switches want prosecutors to go after GM insiders responsible for letting the problems fester for more than a decade — […]

04/06/2014

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Congress: GM twice failed to fix defect

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors discussed two separate fixes for an ignition switch defect in 2005 but canceled both of them without taking action, according to a memo released Sunday by the House subcommittee investigating GM’s […]

03/30/2014

General Motors CEO Mary Barra. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

GM’s Barra apologizes for deaths tied to recalled cars

DETROIT (AP) — The top executive of General Motors apologized for deaths linked to the delayed recall of 1.6 million small cars, saying the company took too long to tell owners to bring the cars […]

03/18/2014

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GM to offer loaner cars, cash to small-car owners

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is offering free loaner cars and $500 toward a new GM vehicle to more than a million owners of compact cars that are being recalled for a deadly ignition switch […]

03/12/2014

The Chevy Cobalt moves on the assembly line at the Lordstown Assembly Plant on Aug. 21, 2008 in Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)

US safety agency likely probing GM recall response

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government’s auto safety watchdog likely is looking into whether General Motors was slow to report problems that led to 13 deaths and a massive recall of small cars. The National […]

02/26/2014

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