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    Study: NTSB offers NHTSA advice on semi truck safety
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    Based on studies conducted last year, the National Transportation Safety Board has sent seven recommendations to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration "to improve the safety of tractor-trailers." The suggestions range from changing actual physical components on tractor-trailers, like ...

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    Report: Chrysler dealers terminated in bankruptcy still stuck in court
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    Part of the deal for the federal bailouts of Chrysler and General Motors was that both organizations were required to trim their vast array of dealerships. This move did not sit well with the people that would be losing out on franchises, though, and in Chrysler's case, 148 of the shuttered ...

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    Report: Ontario looks to liquidate its holdings in General Motors
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    The late-80s and early-90s saw the Canadian government divest itself from some of its largest state-owned businesses (known in Commonwealth countries as Crown Corporations) – particularly when it came to transport and energy companies. In a sweeping implementation of Thatcherism led by ...

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    Followup: Emails show NHTSA official felt GM often lagged on safety
    Government Finds Automaker "Slow To Communicate" With Issues 1397307600

    Federal safety regulators had grown frustrated with what they felt was the company's indifferent attitude toward safety issues. General Motors has attempted to distance itself from a widening crisis over its botched handling of a deadly defect by dividing its company history into two distinct ...

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    Report: GM not seeking NASA's help for ignition switch recall?
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    Despite previous reports, General Motors may not have sought the help of NASA in confirming that cars suffering from the ignition switch defect are safe to drive in certain conditions. The reports, which first began surfacing on Thursday, has been very widely circulated by a number of ...

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    Breaking: Investigation reveals GM's Mary Barra knew of trouble in 2011
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    Mary Barra received a letter warning of steering problems associated with certain models of the Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion. An investigation into ignition-switch defects in several General Motors vehicles revealed Friday the company's current CEO knew of trouble with the models as early ...

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    Report: Senate committee votes to keep driver black box data private
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    Drivers are one step safer to having improved privacy behind the wheel. The Senate Commerce Committee has granted bipartisan approval to legislation that aims to protect the information on automotive Event Data Recorders (EDR), also known as black boxes. The committee concluded that the vehicle ...

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    Official: General Motors announces another big ignition-related recall
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    The company is recalling 2.19 million of the same models to fix a problem that allows keys to be removed from ignitions that are not in the "off" position. Replacement parts for cars at the center of a massive General Motors recall for defective ignition switches began arriving at dealerships ...

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    Report: Two GM engineers put on paid leave pending recall investigation [w/video]
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    The internal investigation General Motors is conducting regarding its response (and responsiveness) to the ignition switch recall might be having its first effects. The company has put two of its engineers on paid leave. According to The Detroit Free Press, this action took place after a briefing ...

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    Report: Top Gear up for possible airing in North Korea?
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    Top Gear has a habit of poking fun at, um, everyone. Considering that, we find the idea that "Dear Leader" Kim Jong-un is thinking about allowing the world's greatest motoring show onto the ultra-censored screens of North Korea to be kind of surprising. After all, what will happen when Clarkson ...

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    Followup: UAW workers at Corvette factory authorize strike
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    UAW members have voted nearly unanimously in favor of authorizing a strike at the General Motors factory in Bowling Green, KY, home of the Chevrolet Corvette. As we explained yesterday, though, just because the plants 800 workers have authorized a walkout doesn't mean a strike is a sure ...

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    Recalls: General Motors not fully cooperating with investigators, NHTSA says
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    General Motors is not fully cooperating with a federal probe of its defective ignition switches, investigators charged Tuesday. In a letter to the beleaguered automaker, the lead attorney for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said GM was either "unwilling or unable" to answer ...

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    Report: Center for Auto Safety calling for Chevy Impala airbag probe
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    The Center for Auto Safety and its leader, Clarence Ditlow, have taken aim at General Motors again, this timing writing to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration about the 2003 to 2010 Chevrolet Impala. If you've been following our coverage of GM's ignition switch recall, you'll ...

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    Report: San Francisco sees spate of Smart tipping [w/video]
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    Among the ten commandments of the car guy, near the top is "Thou shalt not mess with thy neighbor's vehicle, regardless of how awful it may be." That said, we can't help but giggle every time we look at the image above. Apparently, some delinquents in San Francisco, bereft of bovines to tip, ...

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    Report: Texan tries out new Camaro ZL1 Underwater Edition [w/video]
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    Texans, please stay away from water in your sports cars. Now, this latest fiasco isn't quite so dire as the Lone Star State's last attempt at an amphibious sportscar - a waterlogged Bugatti Veyron - although that's largely because the Veyron in that story cost $1.6 million and this submerged ...

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    Report: America has too much parking, just not in the cities that need it
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    It always seems that parking is easy to find when you don't need it, and it turns out that there might be a reason for that. New studies conducted by the University of Connecticut have found that the US might actually have too many spaces, especially in cities where they are needed least. The ...

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    Senators condemn General Motors' ongoing 'culture of coverups'
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    GM CEO Mary Barra worked to distance herself from a problem that originated more than a decade ago. Despite much rhetoric about a reformed corporate culture at General Motors, several US senators said Wednesday the company's new leaders are behaving a lot like the old ones. In a hearing ...

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    General Motors CEO provides few details in appearance before Congress
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    It was only two months ago that Mary Barra, freshly crowned as the new General Motors chief executive officer, visited Washington DC as an esteemed guest of First Lady Michelle Obama for the State of the Union address. The biggest news that emerged from the hearing was that GM has retained ...

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    Report: Senator linked with $300M tax offer to keep UAW out of TN VW plant [w/video]
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    The ongoing scrutiny over employees at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant voting on whether to join the United Auto Workers isn't over yet, despite the fact that the organization drive was turned back by workers weeks ago. In the latest development, WTVF-TV in Nashville has received leaked documents ...

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    Followup: NHTSA chief says GM held 'critical information'
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    Federal officials say the agency charged with ensuring the safety of cars in America was missing key information when it decided against a deeper investigation of General Motors in 2007. David Friedman (pictured), the administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said ...

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