A court ruled GM knew about defective ignition switches when it entered bankruptcy seven years ago but kept them secret from the bankruptcy court.
A trial that was supposed to help settle hundreds of lawsuits stemming from General Motors' faulty ignition switches was headed for a premature dismissal Friday.
A safety watchlist has found complaints about stalling in GM vehicles already repaired as part of the massive ignition recall.
No criminal charges were filed against current or former GM employees or executives.
Brooke Melton's mother and father are using money from claims with the automaker to fund the safety initiative.
GM starts the new year with recalls after a year which was deemed the "Year of the Recall."
General Motors Co has received 104 claims for compensation for ignition switch defects in its cars in the past week.
Thirty-eight deaths have now been approved as eligible for payments, up from 36 previously.
The woman pleaded guilty to causing a crash that killed her fiancé and was later linked to a faulty switch in the GM car, her lawyer said.
Arizona filed a lawsuit against General Motors Co, claiming the automaker put the public at risk by concealing safety defects
The deadline to file claims under General Motors Co's faulty ignition-switch compensation program has been extended by one month to Jan. 31, 2015.
One new death claim has been approved by a program that compensates victims of accidents caused by a faulty ignition switch in GM vehicles.
So far there have been 184 death claims linked to faulty ignition switches that can slip out of the "on" position and cause cars to stall.
At least one family will accept the offer from program set up to provide compensation for crash injuries and deaths.
The number of deaths linked to a faulty ignition switch in General Motors vehicles rose by two last week.
That's more than the 13 deaths the automaker had previously admitted were caused by the recalled part.
Safety regulators unveiled a more precise way for vehicle owners to search online to find out if their cars have been recalled by the manufacturer.
Lawsuit helped trigger a massive recall of 2.6 million GM cars.
So far, 63 death claims have been filed with the lawyer handling payments for those involved in wrecks caused by faulty GM ignition switches.
General Motors recalled 202,115 Saturn VUEs on Friday, citing an ignition key issue that it says is possibly tied to two known crashes and one injury,
Volkswagen is expanding a recall of its Routan minivans because of ignition switches that can be knocked out of the drive position.
Recall covers about 189,000 vehicles in North America, mainly from the 2006 and 2007 model years.
Hyundai is recalling about 420,000 vehicles covering three models for separate problems in the U.S., after already recalling 883,000 Sonatas this week
GM was hit with a lawsuit brought on behalf of more than 650 people allegedly injured or killed in crashes involving recalled cars.
Probe opened in response to auto safety expert's claim that he found fault in deployment algorithm that can prevent safety device from inflating.
Experts warn that even seemingly minor recalls can involve life-threatening defects. Here's what to do with that recall notice.
The six recalls are for varying reasons, but not for ignition switches.
GM ordered Cadillac dealers to stop selling some CTS models because the automaker does not have a fix yet for cars recalled for an ignition fault.
GM knew of ignition switch problems with 6.7 million midsize and large cars for 11 years, yet failed to recall them until last month.
Lawmakers' attention shifts to how GM's legal department handled lawsuits involving faulty ignitions.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it is investigating steering problems in about 500,000 Ford cars.
Georgia man says he was forced out of his quality assurance job with the automaker after teams found serious technical problems in vehicles.
Faulty Takata-made airbags have forced Honda to recall as many as 1 million more vehicles, while Subaru has become the eighth maker hit by the problem
General Motors has had to announce a recall this year for nearly every model that it makes.
For all its troubles, GM has fared surprisingly well in the U.S. new car market, with sales this year outpacing the overall market turnaround.
GM's recall of 8.4 million vehicles worldwide helped U.S. automakers secure a record none wanted to be part of: the most vehicles ever recalled in one year.
General Motors announced six new recalls on Monday affecting 8.4 million vehicles worldwide.
GM has linked 13 deaths to faulty ignition switches that caused the company to issue widespread recalls.
Compensation expert Kenneth Feinberg will announce the terms of the automaker's plans to pay victims of faulty ignition switches.
General Motors issued four safety recalls Friday covering 428,211 vehicles in the U.S., the latest in its growing list of recall troubles.
Automaker's internal report omitted name of chief engineer on Chevy Cobalt, now a vice president under CEO Mary Barra.
GM tracked more than 800 incidents where air bags did not deploy in the Saturn Ion and Chevrolet Cobalt, according to a 2012 internal GM memo.
General Motors on Wednesday said that it has told its North American dealers to stop selling new and used Chevrolet Cruze sedans from model years 2013 and 2014 because of a potential problem with the airbags.
GM says a defective ignition switch linked to the recall of some 3.4 million cars was made in China, where another carmaker discovered a problem part.
With an estimated 25 percent of recalled vehicles never fixed, there are concerns that millions can be driving around with potential deadly faults.
Some GM car values have risen, contrary to the assertion in a suit for economic losses suffered by owners as a result of GM's safety-related recalls.
Lawmakers pressed GM CEO Mary Barra to explain what the automaker is doing to resolve a safety crisis that forced it to recall 20 million vehicles,
General Motors expects to begin processing victims' claims related to faulty ignition switches by Aug. 1, Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra says.
General Motors' recall woes continue as it recalls more than 3 million older model cars for problems with the ignition.
A Wisconsin state trooper found the ignition problem now linked to at least 13 deaths in 2007, but GM didn't recall the cars until 2014.
General Motors is recall 511,528 Chevrolet Camaro muscle cars because a driver's knee can bump the key fob and turn it out of the "run" position.
Federal safety regulators said GM no longer has to pay a $7,000 daily fine for its failure to supply documents about the defective ignition switch.
GM announced last week that 15 workers, including some executives, had been shown the door.
Families of victims who died in General Motors vehicles with faulty ignition switches were asking questions ahead of GM's annual shareholder meeting.
Lawsuits against GM from customers who suffered economic damages from a recall over faulty ignition switches will be heard in New York.
GM on Friday announced four more recalls covering 105,688 cars and trucks globally, a day after it was slapped by an internal investigation.
Barra won praise for her efforts to be transparent about those problems while pushing for much-needed changes within the carmaker's flawed culture.
GM will announce that more than a dozen employees have been dismissed or are retiring because of faulty ignition switches blamed for 13 deaths.
Internal investigation says engineer in charge of ignition switch linked to deadly crashes was only person in company who knew it didn't meet specs.
The father of a woman killed in crash of GM car recalled for faulty ignition, said the compensation the automaker has offered is not enough.
CEO Mary Barra is expected to outline a number of steps the company has taken or will take as a result of an internal investigation.
General Motors has rebounded from bankruptcy and, with sales at a six-year high, the automaker appears to be accelerating away from a recall setback.
GM apologized to families of accident victims who have been notified to bring in cars for replacement of defective ignition switches.
The safety regulator doesn't include defect reports from consumer groups in its complaint database or its investigatory files.
New car buyers seem to be ignoring General Motors’ recall woes. But industry analysts question just how much of a hit the Detroit maker can take.
Regulators say it's "likely" that more than 13 people died in GM cars recalled earlier this year; GM has raised the number of related crashes.
Millions of used vehicles and rental cars may not undergo repairs despite major recalls.
General Motors recalls 200,000 Chevrolet Aveos, bringing the total number of recalled GM vehicles to around 13.8 million this year.
GM turned to an old public relations hand to lead its global communications as it deals with fallout of a defective ignition-switch issue.
CEO Mary Barra says GM's culture is changing from a focus on cutting costs, to a focus on the customer. The recall crisis presents a challenge
"Literally, silence can kill," DOT officials said in levying an historic fine against GM for delays in their reporting deadly flaws in ignition switches.
General Motors Co said on Thursday it has issued five more recalls, covering about 2.7 million vehicles in the United States.
Ken and Beth Melton say car company settled their suit while covering up evidence of ignition problems.
In certain 2014 model year Buick LaCrosse and Chevy Malibu sedans, rear brake rotors may have been installed in the front brake assembly.
GM re-hired Steve Harris, its top spokesman during the automaker's slide into bankruptcy, as it faces a new public relations crisis.
General Motors says the automatic transmission shift levers can show the wrong gear, a problem it's known about for more than two years.
GM says Jim Federico chose to retire after 36 years with the company.
GM steered through a minefield of bad publicity over its 2.6-million vehicle recall, to rack up a 7-percent increase in U.S. sales in April.
GM says regulators are looking into massive delayed recall of autos with ignition defects linked to 13 deaths.
One of the most massive recalls in GM's history sliced the automaker's profit by 88 percent in the first quarter.
The ongoing recall is expected to take a big bite out of General Motors' first-quarter results.
GM is adding 35 product safety investigators as part of a larger restructuring of its engineering operations, and a top executive is retiring.
The battle heats up over whether GM can or cannot be sued over faulty ignition switches linked to at least 13 deaths.
A lawsuit in California is the first to name Continental in a growing wave of litigation over GM's recall.
A federal judge rejected a bid to compel GM to tell customers to stop driving millions of cars that have been recalled.
Auto safety advocates say newly released internal documents show automaker rejected safer switch in 2001, and that cost was the reason.
General Motors says it will seek to bar lawsuits against it for claims related to any actions before the automaker filed for bankruptcy in 2009.
GM will create a new global product integrity organization that will focus on product safety and quality, CEO Mary Barra says.
General Motor's communications chief is leaving the company and a replacement is expected to be named at a future date.
Emails between GM official and supplier indicate engineer for automaker approved not changing part number despite alteration.
A U.S. congressional committee said there were "failures within the system" over the handling of flawed ignition switches in GM cars.
NASA says it's not helping GM with technical issues surrounding an ignition switch defect — but it stands ready to assist federal investigators.
GM added a part to its existing recall, saying the key can be removed while the engine is running, leading to a possible rollaway or crash.
GM takes the first disciplinary action linked to its massive delayed recall for a deadly ignition switch problem
GM has turned to NASA to help determine whether it is safe for owners to continue driving 2.6 million recalled vehicles.
The pace of vehicle recalls is accelerating, but does that mean cars are getting more dangerous? Multiple factors are at work.
The company says it expects to start shipping replacement parts to dealers this week.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says GM didn't answer more than a third of its questions by the deadline.
Hundreds of thousands of the 2.6 million GM cars recalled for faulty ignition switches will likely never be repaired, industry experts say.