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GM Ignition Switch Deadline Extended Once More

GM Ignition Switch Deadline Extended Once More

Here at The News Wheel, we’re the type of people who would want potentially deadly issues with our cars fixed as soon as possible, since, you know, we like living and stuff. But it appears that there are many drivers of GM vehicles who either don’t value their lives, or are somehow unaware that their […]

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GM Ignition Switch Victims Fund Receives First Claims

GM Ignition Switch Victims Fund Receives First Claims

The GM ignition switch victims fund, under the direction of Kenneth Feinberg, opened for claims on August 1, 2014, and will remain open until 11:59pm on December 31, 2014, to settle with anyone harmed in a vehicle affected by the recall. In the first couple days of the fund’s existence, General Motors received around 40 […]

 Kyle Johnson

GM Ignition Switch Recall Expands to 2.2 Million Vehicles

GM Ignition Switch Recall Expands to 2.2 Million Vehicles

GM ads 824,000 vehicles to already-massive ignition switch recall. Barra: "We're taking no chances with safety."

Everybody loves Friday. Everybody, it seems, except for General Motors. First, news broke that they had ordered that dealers stop all sales of 2013-2014 Chevy Cruze models fitted with 1.4-liter turbo engines, leading many to suspect that Chevy’s top-selling vehicle might be the next to get recalled. Then came news that they are recalling 656 […]

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GM Compensation Program Established for Ignition Switch Recall

GM Compensation Program Established for Ignition Switch Recall

General Motors announced this morning that it will be implementing a compensation program for those who have suffered serious physical injuries or lost loved ones due to an ignition switch failure in any of the vehicles that have recently been recalled as a part of the major GM ignition switch recall. This move to establish […]

 Kyle Johnson

Did GM Set Mary Barra Up for a Fall with Ignition Switch Recall?

Did GM Set Mary Barra Up for a Fall with Ignition Switch Recall?

Mary Barra has stepped up and taken ownership of GM's disastrous recall where her male counterparts would have no doubt shriveled.

Back in December, Mary Barra made history when she took over for the outgoing Dan Akerson and became the first female CEO of an American automaker. What should have been a momentous occasion—with early projections of success at NAIAS and plenty to be excited about in 2014—quickly turned disastrous when a recall was issued for […]

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GM Is Not Ready to Completely Commit to Push-Button Start

GM Is Not Ready to Completely Commit to Push-Button Start

Even with past controversies involving traditional ignition systems, GM has some reservations regarding keyless ignition

Just a few years ago, General Motors had to initiate a rather extensive ignition switch recall due to complications with the system that were linked to several major accidents. Therefore, it might be easy to assume that GM is entirely invested in push-button start. Yet, recent reports suggest that the automaker is not all-in on […]

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GM Concludes Three-Year Consent Order with NHTSA, Announces Voluntary Cooperation Model

GM Concludes Three-Year Consent Order with NHTSA, Announces Voluntary Cooperation Model

Today General Motors announced the successful conclusion of a three-year consent order with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which was spawned by the automaker’s ignition switch recall. GM also announced that it is working with the government agency to transition to a voluntary model for “continuing dialogue on important vehicle safety issues.” The […]

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GM’s Speak Up For Safety Program Proves Effective

GM’s <em>Speak Up For Safety</em> Program Proves Effective

Recalls are never really a good thing. They have hit the industry hard, from ignition switches at GM, to widespread airbag problems, to diesel engines from VW that are made to trick emissions tests. However, in the case of General Motors’ latest recall, it could be a perfect demonstration of the automaker’s commitment to the […]

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GM Opens Active Safety Test Area at Milford Proving Grounds

GM Opens Active Safety Test Area at Milford Proving Grounds

The photo above—which appears to show Davey running into traffic, presumably in defiance of his dog Goliath’s warnings—is actually a shot of the new $14 million Active Safety Test Area that General Motors has just opened at its famous Milford Proving Ground. Partially in response to the ignition switch recalls, GM has been making a […]

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Want a Gift Card from GM? The Deadline Has Been Pushed Back.

Want a Gift Card from GM? The Deadline Has Been Pushed Back.

Last week, we found out that GM is going to offer $25 gift cards to drivers who own vehicles affected by the ignition switch recall, who take their cars in to be fixed, free of charge, by December 1st. Yes, that’s right: your car might kill you, but it’s only worth getting the free fix […]

 Timothy Moore

Another GM Recall: 221,558 Impalas and XTS Sedans

Another GM Recall: 221,558 Impalas and XTS Sedans

Despite the fact that Mary Barra promised us that General Motors recalls have been “substantially completed,” here we are again with another GM recall. And this isn’t even the first one since Barra made that statement. This current recall concerns a total of 221,558 Chevy Impalas and Cadillac XTS sedans, which carry a potential fire […]

 Patrick Grieve

GM Window Switch Recall: Automaker Equips Cars With Innovative Explosive Capabilities

GM Window Switch Recall: Automaker Equips Cars With Innovative Explosive Capabilities

Because Safety!

Leaving your car on the street can be dangerous. If you don’t have access to a garage, you’re forced to park your vehicle at surface level, where thieves are more likely to break in and steal your private possessions or hotwire your automobile. To combat this problem, GM has introduced a new feature known as […]

 Kyle Johnson

2002-04 Saturn Vue Latest Ignition Switch Recall

2002-04 Saturn Vue Latest Ignition Switch Recall

Just when you thought it was safe to get back behind the wheel of a Saturn Vue… Now that I’ve gotten that terrible Jaws pun out of the way, General Motors has announced a recall for 312,000 more vehicles. Most prominent among this number is the Saturn Vue, of which GM has recalled 202,115 model […]

 Cat Hiles

The Saga Continues as GM Recalls 717,960 More Vehicles

The Saga Continues as GM Recalls 717,960 More Vehicles

Guess what?! Nope, you’re not getting a Ferrari (complete with luggage) to call your very own. But General Motors is recalling hundreds of thousands more vehicles. That’s right; just when you thought GM had run out of vehicles to recall, the automaker announces another 717,960 vehicles. Surprisingly, the latest recall has nothing to do with […]

 Timothy Moore

Chrysler Ignition Switch Issue Deepens

Chrysler Ignition Switch Issue Deepens

While no one can likely top GM’s performance in the area of ignition switch recalls, Chrysler is gunning for a close second. The automaker is planning to recall several older-model SUVs (number not yet determined) due to ignition switch performance, though no injuries have been reported (just one accident and a few complaints). Chrysler Group […]

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12 GM Vehicles Named to IIHS List of Recommended Used Vehicles for Teens

12 GM Vehicles Named to IIHS List of Recommended Used Vehicles for Teens

In a time when many question the safety of older GM models, given the recent ignition switch recalls, it is refreshing to report that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has placed 12 GM models (ranging from current and defunct brands) on its first-ever list of recommended used vehicles for teen drivers. “We know […]

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Robert E. Ferguson Named GM Senior VP, Global Public Policy

Robert E. Ferguson Named GM Senior VP, Global Public Policy

Robert E. Ferguson, former Senior Vice President, Global Cadillac, has been appointed to Senior Vice President, Global Public Policy, effective immediately. In this position, Ferguson will be reporting directly to Mary Barra and will take control of federal, state, and international government relations and public policy activities for GM here in the United States and […]

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Feinberg Finalizes GM Victim Compensation Fund

Feinberg Finalizes GM Victim Compensation Fund

Yesterday, Kenneth Feinberg, independently hired to handle the GM ignition switch recall compensation plan, detailed his plans for the GM victim compensation fund, which seeks to compensate anyone involved in an accident related to the ignition switch recall. The compensation fund will begin to accept applications on August 1, 2014, and will continue to accept […]

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