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General Motors recalls 1.5 million vehicles with potential ignition defect

General Motors recalled nearly 1.5 million vehicles including for possible problems with ignitions blamed for 12 deaths. Last month, GM called back 1.6 million cars amid questions over why it had taken years to address an ignition defect it knew about……

General Motors recalls 824,000 more cars over ignition problem

General Motors on Friday recalled 824,000 more cars for possible problems with ignitions that have led to more than 30 accidents and 12 deaths. Last month, GM called back 1.6 million cars amid questions over why it took years to address a defect it knew about as early as 2001.…

General Motors knew of deadly ignition switch problems in 2001

General Motors knew of problems with its auto ignition switches, blamed for numerous crashes and 12 deaths, as early as 2001, three years before previously thought, fresh data shows. GM’s updated chronology of the problem, sent to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, says a report during pre-production work…

General Motors faces congressional probe over slow recall

General Motors and the US auto safety regulator faced fresh scrutiny Tuesday as Congress launched a probe into why both were slow to act on a problem with GM cars linked to 13 deaths. Lawmaker Fred Upton said the House Energy and Commerce Committee would hold hearings into the issue…

Volkswagen overtakes General Motors as world number two car maker

Germany’s Volkswagen overtook US rival General Motors to become the world’s second-biggest car maker after Japanese giant Toyota, last year sales figures showed on Friday. The German group said that it sold a total of 9.73 million vehicles in 2013. That figures covers all 12 of VW’s brands, including truck…

General Motors to launch dual-fuel car in 2014

General Motors said Wednesday it will launch a car next year with the ability to operate on both gasoline and compressed natural gas, taking advantage of abundant US gas supplies. GM chairman and chief executive Dan Akerson unveiled the new dual-fuel Chevrolet Impala at an energy summit in Washington marking…

General Motors suspends Egypt operations amid violence

US auto giant General Motors said Thursday that it has shuttered its Cairo office and stopped production due to the unrest in Egypt. “We made the decision to close our Cairo office and halt production operations in our plant in 6th October City,” a GM spokesman said in a statement.…

Obama campaign film contains $25 billion error on auto bailouts

The Obama 2012 campaign has released a short film called “The Road We’ve Traveled,” detailing the challenges faced by President Barack Obama’s administration from day one through the start of the campaign. But it’s not all roses for team Obama: part of the film contains a gross inaccuracy. Specifically, it…

General Motors insists it stands by Vauxhall

US auto giant General Motors (GM) insisted that it was committed to supporting its ailing British brand Vauxhall along with German brand Opel in remarks at the Geneva motor show on Tuesday. GM vice president Stephen Girsky told a press conference that GM stood by the two European businesses. “Any talk of insolvency should be…

Obama to UAW: I back U.S. workers and I’ll buy a Chevy Volt

President Barack Obama says he is so confident of the U.S. auto industry’s return to greatness that he is buying an American electric car at the end of his second term. In a fiery speech to the United Auto Workers (UAW) members on Tuesday, the president said that his decision…

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