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Supreme Court confirms that new GM can be sued for old GM's ignition switches
Supreme Court confirms that new GM can be sued for old GM's ignition switches

Today's auto news headlines are dominated by stories about self-driving cars, ride-sharing companies, and exploding airbags. But just three years ago, ignition switches were the dominant topic of conversation--specifically faulty ignition switches manufactured by General Motors. You might've...Read More»

General Motors ignition assembly parts, packaged and shipped Thursday, April 17, 2014
GM Switchgate scandal, Tesla Autopilot probe both wind down

Last week, Volkswagen and Takata reached major settlements with the U.S. government over their respective misdeeds, and many suggest that the timing--coming one week before the swearing in of Donald Trump as president--was no coincidence. By most accounts, the companies wanted to finalize those...Read More»

Gavel. Image: Brian Turner
GM dodges some, but not all, Switchgate lawsuits

Last week was something of a roller coaster for General Motors and its legal team. On Wednesday, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that GM could indeed be sued for damages stemming from the faulty ignition switches installed on vehicles made before GM's 2009 restructuring. Because those...Read More»

General Motors ignition assembly parts, packaged and shipped Thursday, April 17, 2014
Bankruptcy, schmankruptcy: Switchgate plaintiffs can sue new General Motors for old GM's mistakes

With all the news about Volkswagen, Takata, and Tesla these days, you might have forgotten about General Motors' Switchgate fiasco. That scandal began in February 2014 and seemed to wrap up last summer, when Ken Feinberg determined that 124 deaths were caused by the company faulty ignition...Read More»

Ulrich Hackenberg
The Year In Reverse: The 10 Biggest Car News Stories Of 2015

Dieselgate--the VW empire takes an incalculable risk, and a devastating hit It was unusual when, at their home-court auto show in Frankfurt in September, the world's biggest seller of diesels put such a strong focus on electric cars. All became clear the Friday after press days when it was revealed...Read More»

Martin Winterkorn, Mary Barra
Volkswagen's Dieselgate vs. General Motors' Switchgate: Which Is Worse?

When something as massive as Volkswagen's emissions scandal breaks, it's tempting to compare the event to previous shockers -- for example, last year's ignition switch fiasco at General Motors. And as we all know, the only way to overcome temptation is to yield to it. ALSO SEE: 'Cheat Mode' In VW...Read More»

Michael Horn, CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, in 'Dieselgate' video
Volkswagen Sums Up Diesel Situation, Admits Guilt On Info Site

After a week of being in the headlines deceiving the federal government and the public over its TDI "clean diesel" vehicles, Volkswagen has rolled out a new consumer-facing website that aims to answer some common questions and do some damage control in the wake of the widening scandal. Although if...Read More»

General Motors ignition assembly parts, packaged and shipped Thursday, April 17, 2014
Today: General Motors Agrees To $900 Million Criminal Fine For Faulty Ignition Switches

In February 2014, General Motors recalled 780,000 older Chevrolet and Pontiac cars to replace flawed ignition switches. It seemed like a very large recall, but we had no way of knowing just how large it would become. A year-and-a-half down the road, GM's ignition switches have been linked to at...Read More»

General Motors ignition assembly parts, packaged and shipped Thursday, April 17, 2014
GM's Ignition Switch Findings: 124 Deaths, 275 Injuries

For more than a year, Ken Feinberg and his team have had the grim task of sorting through thousands of claims against General Motors, all of which allege that the company's faulty ignition switches led to injury or death. The last claims were filed on January 31, and now, nearly seven months later...Read More»

General Motors ignition assembly parts, packaged and shipped Thursday, April 17, 2014
GM Dodges The Bullet In Court: So Now What Happens To Ignition Switch Complaints?

This week, General Motors prevailed in a very important court case. According to Auto News, a U.S. bankruptcy judge has ruled that the automaker's 2009 restructuring shields it from a number of lawsuits stemming from last year's Switchgate fiasco. Unfortunately for GM, that may not be the end of...Read More»

General Motors ignition assembly parts, packaged and shipped Thursday, April 17, 2014
2009 Bankruptcy May Not Fully Protect GM From Ignition-Switch Lawsuits

In 2009, General Motors Corporation underwent a very quick, very contentious bankruptcy. In the course of just a few short weeks, the automaker transformed into General Motors Company. The name change may not have seemed significant to the public, but in fact, it meant that the "old GM" was dead...Read More»

Gary Pittam performs recall service on a Chevrolet Cobalt Thursday, April 17, 2014
Nearly 64 Million Vehicles Recalled In 2014 -- A New Record, Thanks To GM & Takata

Was 2014 really the "Year of the Recall"? You better believe it: according to Detroit News, as of December 31, 63.95 million U.S. vehicles had been recalled by automakers large and small. ALSO READ: Chevrolet Volt Vs. Toyota Prius: Compare Cars GM & TAKATA That sky-high figure shouldn't be...Read More»

General Motors ignition assembly parts, packaged and shipped Thursday, April 17, 2014
GM's Total Bill For 2014 Recalls Is $4.1 Billion: What About 2015?

2014 may go down in history as the Year of the Recall. Every time you refreshed your favorite news feed, it seemed like another automaker was asking owners to bring in vehicles for service. READ: Chevrolet Bolt Electric Car Production Begins In Michigan In 2016 But among all the car companies doing...Read More»

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'Switchgate' Death Toll Hits 50; GM Declines To Extend Claim Deadline Past Saturday

Last summer, General Motors created a compensation fund for motorists and passengers who'd been injured or killed in accidents linked to the automaker's flawed ignition switches. By December, the fund's administrator, Kenneth Feinberg, had approved a total of 42 wrongful death claims and 58 to...Read More»

GM recalls for 2014 (as of December 31, 2014)
GM's 2014 Recall Tally Tops 30 Million With Recall Of Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Silverado, More

Last Wednesday, December 31, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirmed General Motors' final recall for 2014. Affecting more than 92,000 Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC vehicles around the globe, the recall pushes GM's total recalls for 2014 north of the 30.4 million mark. 2014 IN...Read More»

General Motors ignition assembly parts, packaged and shipped Thursday, April 17, 2014
GM Ignition Switch Fund Reaches Grim Milestone: 100 Approved Claims For Injuries & Deaths

When problems with General Motors' ignition switches first began making headlines last winter, there were reports of six deaths linked to the faulty devices. Two weeks later, that number shot up to 13, and it's been climbing ever since. GM eventually started a fund to pay for claims associated with...Read More»

Kenneth Feinberg
GM Ignition Switch Compensation Chief Pushes Back Deadline To File Claims To January 31, 2015

If you've been planning to file a claim with the General Motors Ignition Compensation program but haven't had time to finish the necessary paperwork, you'll be relieved to know that the man in charge of that program, Kenneth Feinberg, has extended the deadline for filings. When the program launched...Read More»

U.S. Capitol
Legislators Want Nationwide Recall Of Takata Airbags, Introduce New Whistleblower Protections

By almost any metric, the long, drawn-out, still-evolving Takata airbag recall has been a disaster. But a push to simplify the patchwork of recalls and protect auto industry employees who expose internal problems could alleviate confusion now and prevent similar troubles in the future. For...Read More»

General Motors ignition assembly parts, packaged and shipped Thursday, April 17, 2014
GM Scrambled To Get Ignition Switches Two Months Before Official Recall Announcement

If we've learned nothing else from the investigation of General Motors' botched handling of its massive -- and massively delayed -- ignition switch recall, we've learned that the automaker's internal, highly bureaucratic structure is largely to blame. Now, according to Detroit News, we've also...Read More»

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