GM Sales Up, Despite Recalls

(CNN) — Despite millions of recalls, General Motors reported its best June sales since 2007 today. GM sales rose about 1-percent compared to a year earlier. The Buick brand led the way with an 18-percent increase in deliveries, thanks to sales of the new Encore small SUV. General Motors has come under criticism following its … Continue reading »

GM CEO Testifying on Capitol Hill

(CNN) — The General Motors CEO Mary Barra heads back to Capitol Hill Wednesday. She will be testifying on the company’s internal investigation of an ignition switch defect linked to 13 deaths. The report found GM failed to understand the potential danger and blamed a corporate culture that discouraged the flow of bad news. GM … Continue reading »

GM Recalls 512,000 Camaros

(CNN) — General Motors is announcing a recall involving another ignitions switch problem. This time, the recall is for 512,000 Camaros with model years of 2010 to 2014. GM said the design of the cars ignition key and the attached FOB makes it susceptible to being bumped out of the “run” position. According to the … 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 »