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General Motors recalls another 3.4 million cars for ignition problem

GM recalls another 3.4 mn cars for ignition problem (via AFP) General Motors on Monday recalled 3.4 million cars in North America to fix an ignition problem that could cause the car to lose power that is linked to injuries. The bulk of the 2000 to 2014 model-year cars —…

How John Oliver started a political satire revolution

In just six weeks of his show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, the British satirist has become a star of the counter-culture, playfully taking aim at FIFA and the National Security Agency – and pushing the boundaries of comedy First it was former National Security Agency director General Keith…

Federal court will review more than 70 lawsuits involving faulty General Motors ignitions

GM faulty ignition lawsuits to be heard in New York (via AFP) Dozens of lawsuits against General Motors over its faulty ignitions are to be consolidated and reviewed by a New York federal district court, a panel of judges decided Monday. The lawsuits, more than 74 so far, involve economic…

General Motors recalls 106,000 more vehicles in North America amid increased scrutiny

General Motors Friday announced four more vehicle recalls, totalling about 106,000 in North America, including one to fix an air-bag system likely tied to one crash involving an injury. GM, which faces tough scrutiny from U.S. regulators and lawmakers amid an ignition-recall scandal it links to 13 deaths, said the…

General Motors orders 30th recall of 2014 after ‘safety issue’ with seatbelts discovered

GM Holden recalls nearly 46,000 vehicles in Australia, NZ (via AFP) A General Motors subsidiary said Monday it would recall nearly 46,000 cars in Australia and New Zealand. GM Holden ordered the recall — of about 41,933 VF Commodore and WN Caprice in Australia and 3,744 in New Zealand —…

WATCH: John Oliver dismantles General Motors’ outrageous banned words list

On HBO’s Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver took apart General Motors for its internal document listing made public last week listing words employees were discouraged from using when discussing potential safety problems with their cars. The leaked memo, containing 65-banned terms or words such as  “deathtrap,” “potentially disfiguring,” “grenade-like,”…

GM board hires law firm to find out why ignition defect data didn’t reach them

General Motors Co has hired a law firm to review how information about defective ignition switches in its cars reached board members, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a person close to the board. Board members were not apprised of the matter, in which small cars stalled due to faulty…

GM recalls 56,000 Saturns over faulty cable

General Motors said Tuesday it was recalling more than 56,000 Saturns for problematic gear shift cables which it warned could break, preventing drivers from shifting gears. GM’s newest recall, coming as the company faces lawsuits over faulty ignition problems in millions of cars, affects 2007 and 2008 Saturn Aura mid-sized…

GM depicted man as suicidal murderer to cover up problem that prompted recall, widow claims

An outraged widow filed a new lawsuit claiming that General Motors covered up a known malfunction by claiming her late husband had intentionally causing a fiery crash that killed him and four of their children. Adam Powledge inexplicably drove in a straight line Oct. 18, 2005, off Interstate 45 and…

General Motors chief creates new team to boost vehicle safety

General Motors chief executive Mary Barra announced Tuesday the creation of a new team to enhance safety in the wake of an ignition-recall scandal that has engulfed the company. Barra said the new product-integrity team aimed to ensure that future technical problems are addressed and resolved quickly. The automaker has…

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