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    GM Faulty-Switch Cases Sent to New York Court  

    More than 80 lawsuits have been filed by customers who allege their cars lost value as a result of the recall. GM had asked that the cases be consolidated and transferred to New York, the same district where it filed for and emerged from bankruptcy in 2009....More
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    Personal Responsibility Must Play Role in Auto Safety 5

    Crash data show most deaths to motor-vehicle occupants are the result of drivers making mistakes or breaking the law, not defects, not Charles Manson cars, not evil automakers....More
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    GM Dismissed Vice President, Two Directors in Recall Probe -- Sources  

    Among those terminated were a vice president overseeing environmental and regulatory issues and GM's general director of vehicle safety....More
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    Report Says Internal Probe Expected to Clear GM CEO Barra  

    The New York Times says GM officials believe an internal investigation of the automaker's recall of millions of cars with defective ignition switches linked to 13 deaths will clear Barra of wrongdoing....More
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    NHTSA Investigating Chrysler Airbag Recall  

    Regulators are studying the effectiveness of a 2012 recall of more than 744,000 older-model Jeep Liberty and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs after six consumers complained airbags inadvertently deployed after repairs were made....More
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    UPDATE 2-Ford recalls nearly 1.4 million vehicles in N. America  

    (Adds Ford U.S. recall figure from 2013, fires in corrosion issue, analyst comment) By Bernie Woodall DETROIT, May 29 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co said on Thursday it is recalling 1.39 million SUVs and sedans in North America, most for the possible loss of power steering. About 1.186 million of the vehicles Ford said it is recalling are in the United States. That figure is only 2,200 shy of the total number of vehicles that Ford recalled in the United States during all of last year....More
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    GM Engineer Says He Forgot Ordering Flawed Ignition Switch Changed  

    The New York Times reports suspended GM engineer Ray DeGiorgio said in a deposition last year that he had forgotten ordering a change to the ignition switch involved in at least 13 fatal crashes....More
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    U.S. Investigating 200,000 Nissans Over Brakes  

    The NHTSA probe was prompted by eight consumer complaints that their '13- or '14-model Sentra or Versa cars did not stop even after the driver depressed the brake pedal....More
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    GM Ignition-Switch Investigation Extends to Canada  

    Canada's transportation agency is investigating two fatal crashes involving GM vehicles covered by a U.S. recall involving defective ignition switches....More
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    GM Holden Recalling 46,000 Cars in Australia, NZ  

    General Motors' Australian subsidiary says the '14-model Commodore and Caprice models have automatic seatbelt-tightening mechanisms that could fail in an accident....More
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    Suzuki Recalls GM-Built Cars in U.S. Over Fire Risk  

    The Japanese automaker tells federal safety regulators that '04-'08-model Forenza and Reno compact cars built by GM have a defective part in the daytime running lights that could overheat and cause a fire....More
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    NHTSA Investigation Focuses on Older Ram Heavy-Duty Pickups  

    The preliminary NHTSA investigation of Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups from the '04-'06 model years stems from reports the vehicles started when the clutch was not engaged. At least one incident resulted in a fatality....More
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    UPDATE 4-GM adds 284,000 older cars as number of U.S. recalls this year hits 29  

    (Updates recall numbers; adds details of GM CEO's Washington visit, byline and WASHINGTON dateline) By Ben Klayman and Richard Cowan DETROIT/WASHINGTON, May 21 (Reuters) - General Motors Co is recalling more than 284,000 older Chevrolet small cars in the United States and other markets because of a potential fire hazard, bringing U.S. recalls at the automaker this year to 29 and a record number of vehicles....More
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    Cervone Returns to GM as Global Communications SVP  

    Tony Cervone replaces Selim Bignol as the automaker's global communications chief as it grapples with the recall of 2.6 million vehicles with defective ignition switches linked to at least 13 deaths....More
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    Hyundai Expands Tucson CUV Recall to South Korea  

    The recall of more than 120,000 Tucson CUVs follows the automaker's weekend announcement that it would recall nearly 140,000 Tucson SUVs in the U.S. over the same issue, an airbag assembly that might detach from the steering wheel....More
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