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New Documents Shine A Light On GM's Ignition Switch Crisis, Two Executives Step Down

Apr 15 2014 07:15 AM | GM News
Just when you thought General Motors couldn't dig any deeper with the ignition switch recall, they seem to find a way. The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee released over 600 pages of documents relating to the GM ignition switch recall early this week and it shows a number of deeply entrenched problems. 
Let's begin with a story we reported last week that said two engineers from GM, Gary Altman and Ray DeGiorgio were put on paid leave. We knew DeGiorgio was put on paid leave for testifying for not knowing the part change, even though he signed a document authorizing the change. But Altman was another question as we didn't know why he was put on paid leave. We now know that Altman was the engineer wh...

GM Puts Two Engineers On Paid Leave, Recalls Vehicles Involved Ignition Switch Crisis For Another One

Apr 11 2014 07:25 AM | GM News
The bad news for General Motors continues to flow in.
The Detroit News reported yesterday morning that GM has put two of its engineers, Gary Altman and Ray DeGiorgio on paid leave as part of as part of a continuing internal investigation into the ignition switch recall. The two engineers were singled out during the congressional hearings as members of congress were very dubious as to why the company hadn't fired anyone at the moment.
In a statement released today, GM CEO Mary Barra said the decision came after an update from Anton Valukas, the former U.S. attorney who is currently overseeing an independent investigation over the recall.
“This is an interim step as we...

General Motors Gets A $28,000 Fine From NHTSA For Answering Questions Too Slowly

Apr 09 2014 08:15 AM | GM News
Last month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) sent General Motors a 27 page document with 107 questions that dealt with the massive ignition switch recall that affects 2.8 million vehicles worldwide and is linked to 13 deaths. NHTSA gave the company a deadline of April 3rd to finish answering all of the questions. Well its a week after the deadline, NHTSA has announced it will fine GM $7,000 per day starting on April 3rd because the company hasn't answered all of the questions and being slow to respond. At this current time, the total fine stands at $28,000.
In a letter released last night, NHTSA said General Motors hasn't answered a third of its questions, including several that requir...

GM Issues A Recall On 1.3 Million Vehicles On Power Steering Systems.. Again

Mar 31 2014 03:45 PM | William Maley in GM News

The last thing you want before testifying before the U.S. House is announcement of more vehicles being recalled. In the case of the General Motors, this is happening. The automaker announced this afternoon the recall of 1.3 million vehicles because of...

GM Calls More Vehicles Into The Ignition Switch Recall, Replacement Ignitions May Cause More Headaches

Mar 29 2014 11:25 AM | William Maley in GM News

Last night, General Motors announced that the ignition switch has been expanded to include an additional 824,000 vehicles. The vehicles include,2008-2010 Chevrolet Cobalt2008-2011 Chevrolet HHR2008-2010 Pontiac G52008-2010 Pontiac Solstice2008-2010 Sat...

Lawsuits Says GM Hasn't Recalled All Of Vehicles Affected By The Ignition Switch Recall

Mar 25 2014 04:45 PM | William Maley in GM News

Despite GM's recall of over 1.6 million vehicles due to faulty ignition switches, two new lawsuits allege that the company hasn't recalled them all.   Bloomberg reports that one lawsuit has been filed in San Francisco's federal court states t...

Ms. Barra Goes To Washington

Mar 22 2014 08:15 AM | William Maley in GM News

The US House Energy and Commerce Committee announced late this week that they have scheduled a hearing on the General Motors Ignition Switch recall on April 1st. Testifying in the hearing will be GM CEO Mary Barra and National Highway Traffic Safety Ad...