According to Brian Johnson, an analyst at Barclays Capital who met with General Motors execs, the march of GM recalls - 2.7 million here, 2.19 million here, 971,000 here, another 1.3 million there, for instance - might step right on through the summer. The open-ended prognosis is due to GM scouring ten different reporting streams, like customer complaints and dealer reports, for possible safety issues. The five-person unit headed by product head Mark Reuss has broken the search down by issue, not make and model year, so as has already happened the same car could be called in for more than one recall.

The internal review itself isn't expected to be finished until mid-summer, and it's being carried out by a new and larger team. Previously composed of three executives from quality, manufacturing and vehicle engineering, a fourth has been added, they report to new safety chief Jeff Boyer and, according to Johnson but not confirmed by GM, that team reports to Reuss. According to a report on Johnson's note to investors regarding the situation, "the company is trying to issue recalls as soon as they learn about problems rather than waiting. That could increase frequency of recalls but will cut the total number recalled."


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      kargi
      • 7 Months Ago
      This Is Why Companies should NOT be BAILED OUT!
        Jesus!
        • 7 Months Ago
        @kargi
        If Chrysler and GM were not bailed out and Ford didnt make it in time to secure loans, do you realize how devistating that would be to this country? Even with Ford not taking a bailout, it still would have been disastrous. There is no excuse for GMs poor decisions, but hopefully lessons learned.
          Clipper44
          • 7 Months Ago
          @Jesus!
          That's the most bullcrap reasoning ever. If they weren't bailed out they would have gone through the bankruptcy process in the normal way.. reorganized the normal way.. and emerged a new company. The bailout only served to allow the same idiots to keep running the company. GM is not some national treasure to be protected at all costs... they have no -right- to exist. They are a company the same as any other. GM hasn't learned any lessons from all the deaths their incompetence and coverup has caused.
      James John
      • 7 Months Ago
      Govt Motors. The gift that keeps on giving.
      Revis Goodworth
      • 7 Months Ago
      The majority of the recalls are now for pre-bankruptcy models - which means (1) GM was hiding this information to get through bankruptcy (fraud) and (2) that the fixes will now be financed by GM but rather using the bailout dollars it still has left - which means the taxpayers will be covering the costs of the recalls for bankrupt era products. And we saved this disgusting, lying, murderous, and deceptive company for what reason? To save the UAW and to continue the campaign contributions to Obama's party!
        Larry Litmanen
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Revis Goodworth
        Elections have consequences.
        Revis Goodworth
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Revis Goodworth
        correction.... " will NOT be financed by GM..."
        MayTheBestCarWin05
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Revis Goodworth
        If you want to talk about the automotive industry, fine. But when you spew half truths about the political sphere it shows that that particular arena is not one you should dance in. Thank you.
        Carpinions
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Revis Goodworth
        Hey idiot, UAW workers weren't the ones making engineering calls in the front office. And how many god damn times do you have to be reminded that Bush bailed out GM, not Obama?
      Larry Litmanen
      • 7 Months Ago
      "broken the search down by issue, not make and model year, so as has already happened the same car could be called in for more than one recall."-------So you take a day odd to take a car to the dealership, few weeks later ask boss to come in late because you have to do the same, next week the same thing and the following week you ask to leave early to drive the car to dealership. Malibu has recalled for like 4-5 issues already and will most likely be recalled again. Are GM cars that good that they are worth all this trouble, getting fired over them? PLEASE.
      owen brown
      • 7 Months Ago
      So bankruptcy or another bailout early fall then?
      Ryan Clarke
      • 7 Months Ago
      Open the flood gates, HERE COME THE TROLLS
      Clipper44
      • 7 Months Ago
      Anybody who buys a New-GM product today is stupid for turning down a better equivalent from Ford, Toyota, Honda, etc... you know, from companies that don't cover-up negligent manslaughter for a decade. The entire company is junk.
      wrestleprocbt
      • 7 Months Ago
      Funny hearing about all the recalls and recall incentives to stay with them. Just a year ago, I went in to look at an SRX as I was thinking of replacing my 9-7 with something newer. I asked if their were any incentives to stay with GM and was told, well you own a SAAB which is not GM anymore so no and besides, we are the new GM and we have such great products since we are the new GM that we don't need them. Funny how the new GM is just like the old GM. Pathetic! Guess they'll get more taxpayer money around November so they can buy more union votes to keep control of the Senate.
      RM
      • 7 Months Ago
      http://www.autonews.com/article/20140523/OEM11/140529916?template=mobile&X-IgnoreUserAgent=1 And the issues continue.
      dovegraybird
      • 7 Months Ago
      GM didn't handle the ignition situation well, and should be blasted for it. That said, did it ever occur to the haters of GM that government agencies are going to go after them with a microscope? I mean if you ran a company in this situation wouldn't it make sense to issue as many recalls as possible before you could be blamed for covering something else up? I am sure some of these recalls might be for the sake of recalling. There are incidents of something happening with a certain part, but it can't be replicated. Lets just spend the cash now despite we don't really know what's wrong, rather than figure out what is wrong 3 years from now and have egg on our face again.
      andrite36
      • 7 Months Ago
      so most or all of these recalls affect GM vehicles prebankruptcy? because they can't be sued for vehicles made in those years... any recalls on more RECENT models? Or am l off base here?
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