Monday, May 17, 2021

Family seeks to reopen case against GM after recalls

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The CBS Evening News reported that a family that had previously accepted a settlement from GM is now suing the automaker against in the wake of the recall of more than 2.5 million cars, saying that  GM didn’t tell the truth about a deadly defect. CBS reports that “during sworn testimony in the case, GM engineer Ray DeGiorgio...

GM announces new recall of nearly 3 million vehicles

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General Motors has recalled nearly another 3 million autos, bringing the troubled automaker's total for the year to about 10 million. GM has been under fire this year for its botched recall of 2.6 million vehicles with an ignition switch problem that the automaker had known about for 10 years. The Department of Justice, Congress and federal auto regulators are...

GM recalls another 2.4 million cars

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General Motors recalled an additional 2.4 million vehicles on Tuesday, bringing their 2014 total of recalled vehicles to 14 million. The story was covered widely, totaling 4:40 on all three news networks with online and print coverage including Reuters, the AP, and USA Today. Most of the stories included mention of GM’s faulty ignition switches that caused 13 deaths. The...

GM announces another recall

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NBC Nightly News reported that GM has recalled “more than 218,000 small cars – most of them Chevy Aveos from model years 2004 to 2008. GM says a faulty part of the daytime running lights could overheat and cause a fire.” Fox Business reported on its website that the new recall, announced Wednesday, comes a day after the company announced...

Examining the 13 deaths linked to GM defect

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The New York Times reports in a front-page story on the 13 deaths “General Motors has linked to an ignition switch defect that can cause a loss of power in cars,” noting that GM “has refused to disclose the names of the victims or details of the accidents – even to some survivors of the crashes and relatives of...

Center for Auto Safety requests that Federal judge force GM to turn over confidential documents

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Bloomberg News reports that General Motors has requested that a Federal judge not hand over “confidential information related to its 2009 government rescue” to the Center for Auto Safety, which is “researching the ignition-switch defect” in GM cars tied to the massive, “2.59 million”-vehicle recall this year. In the words of the Center for Auto Safety’s court filings, submitted...

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