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GM Dodges The Bullet In Court: So Now What Happens To Ignition Switch Complaints?

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

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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... read more January 29, 2015 by 


 
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... read more January 5, 2015 by 


 
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... read more December 17, 2014 by 


 
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... read more November 21, 2014 by 


 
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... read more November 20, 2014 by 


 
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... read more November 11, 2014 by 


 
General Motors ignition assembly parts, packaged and shipped Thursday, April 17, 2014

GM Really Wants You To Get Your Ignition Switch Repaired, Offers $25 Gift Card If You Do

You know those ignition switch recalls you've been hearing so much about? If you own a car affected by those recalls, General Motors would really like for you to bring it in... read more November 5, 2014 by 


 
Gary Pittam performs recall service on a Chevrolet Cobalt Thursday, April 17, 2014

GM Recalls Will Cut Into Union Workers' Bonus Checks

For General Motors [NYSE: GM], this year’s record recalls—especially its ignition-related recalls—will almost surely end up costing not just the company... read more October 28, 2014 by 


 
2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

Lawsuits: Ignition-Related Recalls Cut GM Cars' Trade-In Value

General Motors [NYSE: GM] has been hit with two lawsuits that seek class-action status and allege that the owners of vehicles affected by GM's ignition-related recalls have... read more October 16, 2014 by 


 
General Motors ignition assembly parts, packaged and shipped Thursday, April 17, 2014

Safety Counts: One In Five U.S. Vehicles Recalled This Year

Has your car or truck been recalled yet this year? Whether it's fresh from the showroom, or getting up in the years, the chances are shockingly high that any vehicle has been... read more October 16, 2014 by 


 
General Motors ignition assembly parts, packaged and shipped Thursday, April 17, 2014

27 Deaths Linked To Ignition Switch Flaw In GM Vehicles, Count May Rise Before December 31 Cutoff

When consumers affected by faulty ignition switches began filing claims against General Motors on August 1, there were only 12 deaths linked to the malfunctioning parts... read more October 14, 2014 by 


 
General Motors ignition assembly parts, packaged and shipped Thursday, April 17, 2014

GM Ignition Switch Death Toll Reaches 19, Could Go Higher

When we look back on 2014, the automotive story of the year will almost certainly be the huge number of recalls -- particularly, those from General Motors, intended to fix... read more September 16, 2014 by 


 
David Friedman testifying before the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce (via Flickr)

Monday Read: New York Times Previews What's Likely To Happen At Tomorrow's NHTSA Hearing In D.C.

Tomorrow, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's acting administrator, David Friedman, returns to capitol hill to testify before the Senate's consumer... read more September 15, 2014 by 


 
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx

No One At NHTSA Has Been Fired Over GM's Ignition Switch Fiasco. Should They Be?

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx made an appearance at the National Press Club yesterday. According to Detroit News, he told the assembled crowd that no one at... read more July 22, 2014 by 


 
2013 Cadillac CTS

GM Tells Used Car Dealers To Stop Selling 2003-13 Cadillac CTS, 2004-06 Cadillac SRX

On June 30, General Motors added 8.4 million vehicles to its still-growing list of recalls. Among the affected models were more than 616,000 units of the 2003-14 Cadillac CTS... read more July 21, 2014 by 


 

 
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