Vehicle Recalls

GM Recall 2014: What you may have missed

GM Recall 2014: What you may have missed By now, you’re undoubtedly aware of General Motor’s massive recall for multiple issues, including power steering and ignition switch defects. More than 2.5 million vehicles were recalled for problems with the detent plunger, a spring used to hold your key in place once inserted. A second recall […]

GM announces yet another recall involving compact car keys

GM announces yet another recall involving compact car keys For General Motors (GM), the week began with the promise of fixed vehicles and less scrutiny. Thursday, April 10, arrived and GM announced two of the engineers believed to be responsible for the ignition switch designs were suspended. With action finally being taken, the controversy surrounding […]

Officials question whether recalled GM cars are safe to drive

Officials question whether recalled GM cars are safe to drive In less than four months, General Motors (GM) recalled almost seven million vehicles; about the same number the automaker recalled throughout the past four years combined. The bulk of the recalls come from a faulty ignition switch linked to popular compact car models, including the […]

GM defect discovered by engineer searching for answers

GM defect discovered by engineer searching for answers The day before Brooke Melton turned 29 in 2010, her 2005 Chevy Cobalt stalled while driving. She was able to maneuver the powerless vehicle off the road and later had it “fixed” by the dealership. The next day, her car unexpectedly shut off again, this time causing […]

GM’s bankruptcy terms challenged in the wake of recent recall

GM’s bankruptcy terms challenged in the wake of recent recall On April 2, 2009, Grace Ellen Elliot, a 13-year-old resident of Knox, Pa., was on her way home with her grandmother, Esther Matthews, after visiting relatives. Less than a mile from their destination, the car unexpectedly swerved into the other lane. The head-on impact claimed […]

GM’s bankruptcy terms challenged in the wake of recent recall

GM’s bankruptcy terms challenged in the wake of recent recall On April 2, 2009, Grace Ellen Elliot, a 13-year-old resident of Knox, Pa., was on her way home with her grandmother, Esther Matthews, after visiting relatives. Less than a mile from their destination, the car unexpectedly swerved into the other lane. The head-on impact claimed […]

Toyota’s $1.2 billion settlement sets standard for automakers and model for GM investigation

Toyota’s $1.2 billion settlement sets standard for automakers and model for GM investigation More than four years after its massive recall targeting accelerator, brake and floor mat issues, Toyota reached an unprecedented $1.2 billion settlement with the Justice Department. The investigation began in 2010 to determine if Toyota withheld safety information from both government officials […]

Toyota’s $1.2 billion settlement sets standard for automakers and model for GM investigation

Toyota’s $1.2 billion settlement sets standard for automakers and model for GM investigation More than four years after its massive recall targeting accelerator, brake and floor mat issues, Toyota reached an unprecedented $1.2 billion settlement with the Justice Department. The investigation began in 2010 to determine if Toyota withheld safety information from both government officials […]

GM recalls 1.6 million cars after 12 deaths link to faulty ignition switch

GM recalls 1.6 million cars after 12 deaths link to faulty ignition switch General Motors (GM) is recalling more than one million vehicles after a problem linked to at least 31 accidents and 12 deaths was identified. A defect in several models’ ignition switches causes the slightest jostle to move the key and shut the […]

Ignition switch failure connected to multiple deaths in GM recallIgnition switch failure connected to multiple deaths in GM recall

Ignition switch failure connected to multiple deaths in GM recall General Motors announced a recall of Chevrolet Cavalier, model years 2005 to 2007 and Pontiac G5, 2007 model. In the event of rough terrain or bumping of the key in the ignition, it may switch to “off” or “accessory” and cause the car to stop […]

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