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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
  • May 14, 2014
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    GM and NHTSA Need to Dig Deeper 1

    I’m not convinced throwing more money at a government agency will fix anything....More
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    Family That Settled With GM Over Fatal Defect Sues Again  

    The Georgia couple accuses the automaker of concealing key evidence in their original lawsuit in the death of their daughter in a crash linked to a defective ignition switch....More
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    NHTSA Opens Nissan Quest Fuel Gauge Investigation  

    The recall of more than 37,000 '07-model Quest minivans was prompted by reports from 12 customers that the fuel-level gauge wrongly indicated there was sufficient fuel in the tank....More
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    GM Rehires Bankruptcy-Era Spokesman for Ignition-Switch PR  

    Steve Harris, GM's chief spokesman during its slide into bankruptcy in the late 2000s, will help the automaker manage PR during the current recall of 2.6 million vehicles with defective ignition switches linked to 13 deaths....More
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    Latest GM Recall Covers More Than 56,000 Saturn Cars  

    The automaker says in documents filed with government safety regulators the 56,214 Saturn Aura cars from the '07-'08 model years have automatic transmission shifters that may malfunction....More
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    Potential Transmission Defect Prompts Ford Truck Recall  

    The recall covers nearly 4,000 commercial versions of Ford's F-Series fullsize pickup truck, which the automaker says could slip into reverse because of a transmission-control software glitch....More
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    Fuel Gauges With False Readings Prompt GM Recall  

    The automaker has notified federal regulators that faulty software could cause fuel-gauge readings in the '14-model Buick Enclaves, Chevrolet Traverses and GMC Acadias to be off by up to one-quarter of a tank, potentially causing the vehicle to run out of fuel and stall....More
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    Honda Recalling Nearly 25,000 Odyssey Vans in U.S.  

    The automaker is voluntarily recalling '14-model Odyssey vans to replace a component in the side-curtain airbag that could prevent deployment in a collision....More
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    GM Recalls '13 Cadillac SRX for Acceleration Issue  

    The automaker says the 56,000 Cadillac CUVs may experience delayed acceleration because of a possible problem with the computer program that controls the transmission....More
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    Taillight Issue Prompts 284,000-Unit Mercedes Recall  

    The automaker is recalling C-Class sedans sold in the U.S. and Canada from the 2008-2011 model years because a faulty electrical-ground connection could cause the taillights to dim or fail....More
  • Apr 24, 2014
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    GM Profit Report Further Clouds Spotlight on CEO Mary Barra

    The chief executive caps her first 100 days on the job by reporting a razor-thin profit of $125 million, down 86% from year-ago, and bruised by the recall of 7 million vehicles....More
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    UPDATE 3-GM posts lower profit after recall; core outlook on target  

    (Adds CEO, CFO, investor, analyst comments, details, updates stock price) By Ben Klayman and Bernie Woodall DETROIT, April 24 (Reuters) - General Motors Co said on Thursday that first-quarter profit tumbled 88 percent after a massive recall due to defective ignition switches, but results still topped expectations on strong pricing for its redesigned pickup trucks in North America and improvement overseas....More
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    UPDATE 3-GM seeks U.S. court protection against ignition lawsuits  

    (Adds judge's order of conference date) April 22 (Reuters) - General Motors Co filed a motion in a U.S. court to enforce a bar on lawsuits stemming from ignition defects in cars sold before its 2009 bankruptcy as it fights proposed class action litigation that seeks to set aside the restriction. Plaintiffs suing the company also filed a proposed class action lawsuit in Manhattan bankruptcy court on Monday, seeking an order declaring that GM cannot use the bankruptcy protection to absolve itself from liabilities....More
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    U.S. Investigating Emergency Brakes on '14 Chevrolet Impala  

    The NHTSA investigation was prompted by a driver's complaint that his car was rear-ended when its autonomous braking system, which is triggered when the vehicle is in danger of hitting the car in front of it or an object, was activated without cause....More
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