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    Report: Reuters claiming at least 74 people killed due to faulty GM ignition switches
    2014-06-03

    The study also found that the Chevy Cobalt and Saturn Ion were more likely to be involved in fatal crashes than their competitors. Reuters, today, announced the results of an investigation into the General Motors ignition switch recall, claiming that at least 74 people have been killed in accidents with "similarities" to the accidents that GM ...

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    Recalls: GM recalling another 1.3 million cars over power steering woes
    2014-03-31

    When it rains, it pours. General Motors has announced yet another major recall, covering 1.3 million units in the American market over concerns that their power steering could suddenly fail. As reported by The Detroit News' David Shepardson, GM has now recalled nearly ten times as many cars as it did all of last year. It's important to note that should ...

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    Recalls: Documents portray 'unsettling picture' of responses to GM ignition-switch problem
    2014-03-31

    A senior investigator within the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wanted to open an investigation into defective Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion models in November 2007. The director of the agency's Defects Assessment Division had spotted a trend of airbag non-deployments in the two General Motors models – early evidence of a problem ...

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    Breaking: General Motors expands ignition-switch recall again by 971,000 cars
    2014-03-28

    Days before Congress holds hearings on why it took General Motors so long to let millions of car owners know about a potentially deadly defect, the car company admitted more cars are affected and is recalling nearly one million more cars globally. General Motors announced late Friday it would recall another 824,000 vehicles in the U.S. and 147,000 ...

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    Report: Lawsuits contend GM hasn't recalled all defective Cobalts
    2014-03-25

    General Motors is facing additional lawsuits in California and Alabama relating to the faulty ignition switches that have forced it to recall some 1.6 million Chevrolet, Pontiac and Saturn vehicles. These suits are a bit different than GM's other legal issues, though. In the California case, a suit was filed with a federal court in San Francisco alleging ...

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    Report: Senator wants DoJ to create GM victims' fund
    2014-03-24

    US Senator Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat from Connecticut, is echoing the call of safety advocates in requesting that the Justice Department create a compensation fund for those killed or injured behind the wheel of General Motors vehicles with faulty ignition switches. Blumenthal, pictured above, wrote to US Attorney General Eric Holder and called for ...

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    Report: Barra says recalled GM cars 'safe to drive' with one big 'if'
    2014-03-19

    The ongoing investigation into General Motors' 1.6-million-car ignition recall continues to pick up steam, with most questions centering on what the company knew and when it knew it. On Tuesday, newly minted CEO Mary Barra held a press conference to directly address questions about GM's safety problems and their ramifications. In addition to public ...

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    Followup: US database may have overstated deaths in GM ignition switch recall
    2014-03-14

    The FARS analysis didn't take into account fatal accidents where the airbags weren't supposed to deploy. Earlier today, we reported that the actual death toll attributable to GM's ignition switch problem had crested the 300 mark according to new research, well up from the original reports of 12 to 13 deaths. Now, word is breaking that the US ...

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    Report: 303 deaths may be linked to GM ignition recall [UPDATE]
    2014-03-14

    This issue could surpass the 27 Ford Pinto fire deaths and the 271 fatalities blamed on the Ford Explorer/Firestone debacle The General Motors ignition switch recall appears to be rapidly spiraling out of control. A new report analyzing federal crash data suggests that there weren't only 12 or 13 people killed after their GM vehicle's ignition ...

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    Report: GM bankruptcy terms may limit liability in ignition-related recall lawsuits
    2014-03-10

    General Motors is facing an investigation from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration over its handling of a recall affecting roughly 1.6 million cars, but the automaker may have found a legal shield from possible future consumer lawsuits. The solution hinges on the old, pre-bankruptcy GM, and the new company that emerged afterward. While the ...

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    Report: GM's got 107 problems and NHTSA's No. 1
    2014-03-06

    General Motors' problems with its recall of roughly 1.6-million vehicles continue to mount. Now that it has emerged that GM knew about the problem since at least 2004 but waited to recall vehicles until February 2014, regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have begun a much deeper investigation. NHTSA has sent a 27-page survey to ...

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    Followup: GM facing federal investigation into timeliness of deadly ignition recall
    2014-02-27

    Thirteen motorists are dead, and federal safety regulators want to know why. On Wednesday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced it would investigate why General Motors delayed a recall of more than 1.37 million vehicles when it knew a defect existed for as long as a decade. In the interim, faulty ignition switches that prevented ...

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    Breaking: GM expands ignition switch recall to over 1.3 million cars amid climbing death toll
    2014-02-25

    588,000 Saturn Sky, Saturn Ion, Pontiac Solstice and Chevy HHR models join the 778,000 cars already being recalled. General Motors has announced a massive expansion of a 778,000-unit recall we told you about two weeks ago, doubling not only the total number of cars affected but expanding the recall beyond Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 models ...

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    Report: GM knew about fatal Chevy ignition problem decade before recall
    2014-02-21

    Well, this is not good for General Motors. Following a report last week that GM was recalling 778,000 Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 compacts over concerns that the ignition could switch out of the "run" position without warning, USA Today reports that the Detroit-based behemoth knew about the issue, which affected 2005 to 2007 Cobalts (the Cobalt shown ...

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    Recalls: GM recalling 778,000 Cobalts and G5s, six deaths reported
    2014-02-13

    General Motors has announced that it will be recalling 778,562 compact cars after six people were killed in accidents, partially due to the airbags' failure to deploy. An issue with the ignition switch is causing the airbag issues, as well as causing the engine and other components to shut off without warning. The recall covers the 2005 to 2007 model year ...

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    Official: GM recalling over 40,000 Chevy, Pontiac and Saturn models over fuel pump woes
    2012-10-01

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a recall for a number of General Motors cars and crossovers bought or currently registered in the hot-climate states of Arkansas, Arizona, California, Nevada, Oklahoma and Texas. As many as 40,859 units consisting of the 2007 Chevrolet Equinox, Pontiac Torrent and Saturn Ion and the 2007-2009 ...

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    GM recalls 1.3 million Cobalts, G5s for power steering problem
    2010-03-02

    Communications professionals know that the best time to release bad news about a company is at 5:15 pm on a Friday afternoon before a long weekend. By the time everyone comes back to work the following week, so much other stuff has happened that the story often gets lost in the shuffle. In the auto industry, another good time would be late in the evening ...

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    Edmunds looks at Toyota Corolla, Chevy Cobalt steering complaints, calls out NHTSA
    2010-02-23

    Through much of the recent deluge of recall announcements and ensuing media coverage, there have been large groups on either side of the issue, quick to criticize or to defend the automakers and the governing bodies involved in the investigations. While many media outlets have merely reported the news, others have weighed in to give their opinion on ...

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    NHTSA reportedly investigating Chevrolet Cobalt power steering failures
    2010-02-03

    Proof that there are other automakers also under the scrutiny of the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration: The Chevrolet Cobalt is under federal investigation for steering-related safety issues. To date, the NHTSA has reported 1,132 consumer complaints about a sudden loss of power steering in 2005-09 Chevrolet Cobalt and 2008-09 ...

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    GM recalling 53,000 Chevy Cobalt, Saturn Ion, and Pontiac G5 models over fuel leak concern
    2009-11-04

    General Motors may have shed itself of much of its pre-bankruptcy problems, but the automaker still has to tend to its warranty and recall duties. As such, GM is recalling 53,000 Chevrolet Cobalt, Pontiac G5 and Saturn Ion models for a potential fuel leak problem that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says could lead to a fire. The ...

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