GM is recalling 3,300 examples of the Chevy Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe, and GMC Sierra due to a newly discovered flaw with their ignition switches. The company caught the issue early, and there have been no reports of injuries or crashes.
Diesel models of the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon are the first to get extra scrutiny by the EPA and CARB, but they're expected to pass. The added testing shouldn't effect when they hit dealers, either.
GM is paying a $900-million settlement to the US government and agreeing to three years of oversight to deal with a criminal investigation into the automaker's handling of the ignition switch recall. The company is also spending $575 million to deal with two civil cases.
GM and the UAW are working to poach skilled workers from Nissan's Smyrna, TN, plant for the General's Spring Hill factory. The location is gearing up to assemble the Cadillac XT5, which is replacing the SRX.