Vehicle Recalls

Internal documents show GM cover up with ignition switch defect

Internal documents show GM cover up with ignition switch defect After several months of relative peace for General Motors, it appears the spotlight is on the automaker once more. The team of attorneys responsible for discovering the ignition switch defect and exposing GM found new and startling information in previously sealed internal documents. Contradicting the GM-paid investigation […]

Takata air bags: What went wrong

Takata air bags: What went wrong In the late 1990s, an engineer at Takata Corp. spoke out against the chemical compound used to inflate its air bags. Mark Lillie left the company in 1999, believing something terrible would happen and wishing to be disassociated from the auto part supplier. Fifteen years later, what Lillie feared came […]

GM still needs to fix more than a million vehicles

GM still needs to fix more than a million vehicles Nine months after General Motors announced the massive ignition switch recall, more than one million vehicles have yet to receive the necessary repairs. This represents about half of the 2.6 million affected. GM first reported the vehicle recall in February, citing keys that could turn from the “on” […]

GM’s issues aren’t in the rearview mirror just yet

GM’s issues aren’t in the rearview mirror just yet General Motors’ year began like any other, but everything changed in February when GM announced an initial recall of more than one million vehicles for a faulty ignition switch responsible for the deaths of 12 people. Soon the count increased to 2.6 million connected to the defective detent […]

General Motors to open compensation fund tomorrow

General Motors to open compensation fund tomorrow Friday, August 1, marks the first day victims of the ignition switch defect plaguing almost three million General Motors’ vehicles can apply for compensation. The fund, developed by attorney Kenneth Feinberg, is designed to award different amounts based on the severity of the accidents, injuries obtained and if a death occurred. […]

GM issues 60th recall and acknowledges more death claims

GM issues 60th recall and acknowledges more death claims After three weeks without any recalls, General Motors (GM) broke its silence and announced six new recalls totaling approximately 718,000 vehicles. The defects range from power steering to broken screws in the front seats, with two accidents and three injuries attributed to the various problems. This […]

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