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GM recalls 4M vehicles for air bag defect linked to 1 death

General Motors recalled more than 4 million vehicles, most of them in the U.S., to fix an air bag software defect that has been linked to one death.

General Motors settles 2 bellwether ignition switch cases

General Motors Co. has settled two cases related to its defective ignition switches.

After crash death, family advocates for changes in car safety recalls

In the Gass family, the phrase “Live Like Lara” is more than a slogan used to keep Lara Gass’ memory alive after she was killed in a car crash caused …

GM begins autonomous car tests in Scottsdale, Arizona

General Motors and its autonomous technology company Cruise Automation are testing self-driving cars on the streets of Scottsdale, Arizona.

General Motors 2Q profit more than doubles on U.S. earnings

General Motors’ second-quarter profit more than doubled to a post-bankruptcy record $2.87 billion on a strong performance in the U.S., where the company saw sales fall after it cut low-profit …

Appeals Court opens door to more GM ignition switch lawsuits

A federal appeals court has decided that people injured in crashes caused by faulty General Motors Co. ignition switches can sue the company even if they were hurt before GM’s …

GM plans $290 million investment in Corvette plant

Kentucky officials say General Motors Corp. plans to invest $290 million at the automaker’s Corvette plant in Bowling Green.

GM to add 700 technical jobs in Ontario, Canada

General Motors will add at least 700 engineering, software development and urban mobility jobs at three sites in Canada.

GM to stick to strategy despite falling sales and shares, CEO says

Despite tumbling U.S. sales and a falling stock price, General Motors CEO Mary Barra says she’ll stay the course with a strategy of cutting low-profit sales to rental car companies …

GM announces largest Takata recall yet, says air bags are safe; NHTSA disagrees

General Motors announced its largest recall of Takata air bag inflators yet, but the nation’s biggest automaker says the parts are unique to its trucks and SUVs and don’t pose …

Auto sales show signs of flattening out after long run up

Last month, U.S. auto sales were expected to drop 7 percent to 1.5 million cars and trucks, according to car shopping site Kelley Blue Book.

GM offers debit cards or longer warranties in mileage case

People who bought or leased 2016 General Motors SUVs with overstated gas mileage on the window sticker will be getting compensated, the automaker says.

Detroit’s automakers, sensing a threat, embrace mobility

For Detroit, the days of simply making cars are over. Automakers are facing multiple threats to their business from nimble tech firms like Apple and Uber. In response, carmakers are …

GM car’s bad ignition switch not to blame in crash, jury rules

A New York City jury has found that a flawed General Motors ignition switch was not to blame in a 2014 accident on an icy New Orleans bridge.

GM recalls nearly 6,300 police cars for steering problem

General Motors is recalling nearly 6,300 police cars in the U.S. because the electric power-assisted steering can fail.

After false start, new GM ignition switch trial set to start

Weeks after the first New York trial over General Motors’ faulty ignition switch controversy ended prematurely, a new one is set to start.

GM recalls 200,000 cars for Takata air bag trouble

General Motors is recalling about 200,000 Saab and Saturn cars in the U.S. and Canada to replace the Takata driver’s air bag inflators.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 6, 2015

UAW reaches contract agreement with Ford as GM workers vote

The United Auto Workers union has reached a tentative contract agreement with Ford, a sign that union leaders expect General Motors workers to approve a similar four-year deal.

UAW, General Motors reach contract agreement

The United Auto Workers union and General Motors Co. have reached a tentative agreement on a new four-year contract, avoiding a strike for now.

Cadillac moving headquarters to NYC to court luxury buyers

DETROIT – Cadillac wants a jolt from the city that never sleeps. General Motors’ 112-year-old luxury car division, founded in Detroit and named for the city’s founder, is moving its …

UPDATED: Mon., June 30, 2014

GM recalls 8.2 million cars for ignition switches

General Motors’ safety crisis worsened on Monday when the automaker added 8.2 million vehicles to its huge list of cars recalled over faulty ignition switches.

GM recalls 3.2 million more cars for ignition switch problems

General Motors is recalling 3.2 million more cars in the U.S. because of ignition switch problems.

GM: Incompetence, negligence led to delayed recall

WARREN, Mich. — General Motors says a pattern of incompetence and neglect, not a larger conspiracy or cover-up, is to blame for a long-delayed recall of defective ignition switches.

Gov’t report says US lost $11.2B on GM bailout

NEW YORK — A new report says taxpayers lost $11.2 billion on the government’s bailout of General Motors. The estimate comes from a quarterly report to Congress by a government …

Mary Barra, a child of GM, prepares to lead it

DETROIT – When Mary Barra was born in 1961, General Motors was selling half the cars on U.S. roads. In her booming middle-class suburb north of Detroit, the woman who …

U.S. selling stake in GM

DETROIT — The U.S. government’s short stint in the auto business is coming to an end. The Treasury Department said today that it will sell its remaining stake in General …

GM records its highest profit ever: $7.6 billion

DETROIT — General Motors earned its largest profit ever in 2011, two years after it nearly collapsed.

Despite successful year, GM may face difficult road in 2012

General Motors (NYSE: GM) had a solid 2011, with domestic sales up 14 percent, well above the industry’s 10 percent and reflecting a gain in market share. That’s great for …

Auction for first Chevrolet Volt off the line is under way

DETROIT – The first production of the Chevrolet Volt has rolled off the assembly line at a General Motors Co. factory in Detroit, but anyone who wants to buy the …

Vestal: Faulty airbag deployment, GM rattle driver

Alana Brown-Clutter was driving her nice, newish Pontiac G6 out of her apartment complex in August when she was rocked by a loud explosion. “I thought someone had shot me,” …