GM Ignition Switch Deaths Triple

CNN – The number of deaths attributed to a faulty ignition switch that General Motors (GM) failed to act on for a decade has more than tripled since its initial reporting. The Wall Street Journal reports that the number of fatalities attributed to GM’s failed ignition switch is now at 56. That’s the number of victims that will be … Continue reading »

General Motors Recalls 117,000 Vehicles

(CNN) — General Motors is recalling 117,000 vehicles for an issue that could cause the vehicle to stall or not start. GM said there are no reported crashes or injuries connected to the problem and only about one percent of the 117,000 cars and trucks are affected. GM says a part of the vehicle’s electronics … Continue reading »

15 Fired Over GM Recall

(CNN) — The delayed recall by General Motors that led to the deaths of at least 13 people was caused by the misconduct of about 20 employees and “a pattern of incompetence and neglect” throughout the company, according to an internal probe released Thursday. GM Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra announced that 15 employees have … Continue reading »

GM Faulty Ignitions Lead to More Crashes

(CNN) — There are reports of more crashes being linked to faulty ignitions in GM vehicles. A spokesman said the number of frontal impact crashes now tied to the problems is up to 47. It had been 32. GM said the number of deaths related to the problems remains at 13, but officials with the … Continue reading »

GM Agrees to Pay $35 Million Fine

(CNN) — General Motors (GM) has agreed to pay a $35 million dollar fine for delays in reporting an ignition switch defect tied to 13 deaths, Federal Safety Regulators announced today. It is the maximum GM can be fined for a single violation. The automaker admitted that its employees knew of problems with the ignition switch … Continue reading »