Good weather and a strong Memorial Day weekend helped car buyers ignore reports of recalls, pushing car and truck sales up more than ten percent in May.
General Motors recalled a small number of Pontiac G6 midsize cars to fix a faulty brake light system in 2009, yet waited more than five years to call back over 2 million other cars with the same system.
General Motors CEO Mary Barra has told Washington lawmakers that GM could simultaneously release an internal investigation into a deadly ignition switch problem and its plan to compensate victims.
Calling for criminal charges. A Maryland mother says General Motors covered up a defect in their cars that led to her daughter’s death. Last week, the federal government fined GM $35 million for waiting a decade to issue a recall for that faulty ignition switch. Some say that is nowhere near enough.
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Acting Administrator David Friedman are holding a press conference.
General Motors is recalling nearly 60,000 Saturn Aura midsize cars because the automatic transmission shift levers can show the wrong gear.
Members of a Senate subcommittee accused General Motors of trying to cover up problems with an ignition switch that is now tied to 13 deaths.
A Maryland family is at the center of a hearing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. Their daughter was killed in a car crash linked to General Motors’ faulty ignition switches.
The recall covers vans from the 2009-2014 model years and includes GMC Savana and Chevrolet Express models.
While previously working as GM’s Executive Vice President of Global Product Development, 51-year-old Barra was responsible for keeping her foot on the pedal of the automaker’s 11 global brands.
The company has regained its investment grade status from a top ratings agency.
General Motors says the new Chevrolet Corvette sports car will get 29 miles per gallon of gas in highway driving.