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General Motors Ordered Replacement Ignition Switches Two Months Before Announcing Recall

Nov 10 2014 02:35 PM | GM News
It seems with every new report concerning General Motors and the ignition switch recall, GM only looks worse off. Consider this piece from the Wall Street Journal today which reports that the automaker placed an order for 500,000 replacement ignition switches two months before announcing a recall.

Emails shown to the Wall Street Journal revealed that on December 18, a GM contract worker contacted supplier Delphi Automotive for a 'urgent' order of 500,000 switches. This comes a day after GM senior executives were called into a meeting to discuss the situation over the Chevrolet Cobalt was discussed. However, no records were kept about what was said at the meeting.

These emails come from Delphi which produced these an...

General Motors' Next Infotainment System To Be Based On Android

Nov 05 2014 03:45 PM | GM News
General Motors is turning to Android to power its next-generation infotainment system. According to Automotive News, Harman International CEO Dinesh Paliwal made the announcement during a conference call discussing quarterly earnings.

“As you would expect, this next-generation infotainment solution will enable an app store, which allows this infotainment system to stay technologically relevant over the life cycle of the vehicle. Apps will be developed by General Motors, Harman and a bunch of other third parties, not just Google and Apple," said Paliwal.

Harman won the $900 million contract back in 2012 and has been working closely with Google on the system. It should be stressed that this system isn't anything like...

General Motors Gets Smacked With Two Class-Action Suits

Oct 17 2014 07:35 AM | GM News
General Motors is now facing two new lawsuits with a total of $10 billion in compensation on the line. The two suits allege that GM's ignition switch recall has cause the values of their vehicles to drop.

The first and largest suit is seeking to represent owners who bought or leased a recalled car from July 2009 to July 2014 and either still owns it, traded it in after the recall was announced back in February, or got into an accident. Steve Berman, one of the attorneys involved, tells Bloomberg that more than 20 million customers could join in the suit.

“New GM repeatedly proclaimed that it was a company committed to innovation, safety and maintaining a strong brand. The value of all GM-branded vehicles has diminis...

General Motors Announces Three Recall Campaigns Covering 641,000 Vehicles

Oct 03 2014 10:15 AM | William Maley in GM News

General Motors has issued three new recall campaigns that cover 641,000 vehicles.290,107 Cadillac SRXs (2010 to 2015 model years) and Saab 9-4X (2011-2012 model years) need to have their rear toe link adjuster lock nuts inspected. The nuts may have not...

Arriving Soon At Dealers, The Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon

Sep 18 2014 12:30 PM | William Maley in GM News

Starting today, General Motors is beginning to ship their new midsize trucks to dealers across the U.S. GM says demand for the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon is very high, with 30,000 orders alone for the Colorado. GM has claimed that over 100,000 c...

GM's Compensation Fund So Far Approves 31 Claims

Sep 15 2014 02:05 PM | William Maley in GM News

When we last checked in on General Motors' Ignition Switch Compensation Fund, almost 300 claims were filed by families due because they were effected by the ignition switch problem. Now according to the Detroit Free Press, some of the claimants are sta...

300 Claims Have Been Filed To GM's Ignition Switch Compensation Fund

Aug 27 2014 07:35 AM | William Maley in GM News

It has been almost two months since General Motors announced a compensation fund for families who either lost a loved one or who were injured because of a problem due to the ignition switch. According to the Detroit Free Press, almost 300 people have f...