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    Read This: Ten years later, Lansing takes a fond look back at Oldsmobile
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    Ten years ago, one of the world's oldest auto manufacturers shut its doors for good. Oldsmobile had a rough final decade, typified by falling sales and the adoption of badge-engineered models that made them a tough sell against too-similar brands like Pontiac or Chevrolet with more rabid ...

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    ETC: GM's Mary Barra nets cover of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people [w/video]
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    General Motors CEO Mary Barra has undergone an uneviable trial by fire in her first months leading the company. Even before she officially took over, she was under scrutiny for being the first woman ever to head a Detroit automaker. Then the ignition switch recall debacle began rolling out that ...

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    Report: 2015 Chevrolet SS getting manual transmission, Magnetic Ride suspension
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    We're big fans of the Chevrolet SS here at Autoblog, west coast editor Michael Harley recently saying the Aussie import "comes across as a polished, and very well-rounded, sport sedan package that is more focused on performance than the others." Those others, of course, being competitors like the ...

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    Report: GM reorganizes engineering department
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    The ignition-switch recall that has re-focused us on the alleged sins of the Old General Motors continues to reshape the New GM. Company CEO Mary Barra recently announced the creation of the Global Product Integrity Organization, headed by Mark Reuss and charged with taking the lead on safety ...

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    Documents show GM rejected better ignition switch in 2001
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    Documents do not shed light on what motivated the decision to eschew use of the first switch. General Motors made a fateful choice in the fall of 2001. The company considered two options for ignition switches to be installed on the 2003 Saturn Ion. One drawing submitted that September ...

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    Read This: Did hard feelings between GM and Delphi contribute to ignition-switch woes?
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    The Detroit News has lodged another exhibit in the attempt to reconstruct how General Motors used an ignition switch part that might not have met the company's own standards, citing acrimonious relations between it and parts supplier Delphi just after the turn of the millennium. The short story ...

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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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    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: Total auto recalls already on record pace in 2014
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    If you've noticed that there have been more recalls than usual this year, you may be on to something. According to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the US market is on pace to break a record for recalls. In 2013, 22 million cars were recalled. We're only a third ...

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    Video: Watch Jon Stewart and the Daily Show skewer GM over ignition recalls
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    We love a good Jon Stewart take down rant. The Daily Show host has grown to be a master, taking aim at targets as common as the politics and as unusual as Chicago-style pizza (to this day, one of his funniest and most accurate tirades). While Stewart is not a car-crazed comedian like Jay Leno, ...

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    Recalls: GM recalling another 1.3 million cars over power steering woes
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    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 ...

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    Breaking: General Motors expands ignition-switch recall again by 971,000 cars
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    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 ...

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    Read This: How GM is using social media to ease recall woes
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    Working through customer service at a giant corporation is often akin to trying to get the attention of a giant by poking it with a twig. Twitter and Facebook users, though, have tossed aside the metaphorical twig in favor of a far more attention-grabbing Howitzer, using the public nature of ...

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    Report: GM ignition recall customers offered free rental cars with insurance
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    General Motors is gearing up to begin recalling 1.6-million cars for faulty ignition switches, and in preparation, it has struck deals with rental car agencies Enterprise, Avis and Hertz to reserve thousands of loaner vehicles to serve affected customers. The company has even dropped its policy ...

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    Report: Senate to question GM CEO Barra one day after House
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    It looks like General Motors CEO Mary Barra will be staying in Washington D.C for an additional day in April. The Senate has scheduled its hearing into the automaker's ignition switch recall for April 2, according to The Detroit News. That will put it a day after Barra's testimony in front of the ...

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    Report: Lawsuits contend GM hasn't recalled all defective Cobalts
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    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 ...

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    Followup: US database may have overstated deaths in GM ignition switch recall
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    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 ...

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    Report: 303 deaths may be linked to GM ignition recall [UPDATE]
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    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 ...

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    Report: GM ignition switch flaw traced back to 2001
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    General Motors' ignition switch problem goes back even farther than first imagined. In a statement that the automaker submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, it said that it found a case of the faulty ignition switch going back to 2001 in a pre-production Saturn Ion ...

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    Followup: Baptism of fire for Barra as GM announces $500 discount, free loaners to owners of recalled cars
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    As the federal government continues to investigate General Motors for the delayed recall of certain Chevrolet, Saturn and Pontiac vehicles with faulty ignition switches, the Detroit-based manufacturer has announced a $500 cash allowance for the 1.3 million American owners of affected cars. ...

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