defective parts

Takata airbag recalls continue to expand

Takata airbag recalls continue to expand Safety while driving isn’t guaranteed, but we assume automakers attempt to make the vehicles as safe as possible to minimize risks. Last year, the massive amount of recalls proved that sometimes they fail causing fatal car accidents to occur. 2014 began with a staggering amount of General Motors recalls for a faulty ignition […]

GM announces uncapped fund for ignition switch victims

GM announces uncapped fund for ignition switch victims After months of investigations and internal probes, General Motors (GM) announced how it intends to compensate the victims of the deadly ignition switch defect that killed at least 13. Kenneth Feinberg, a compensation expert hired by GM earlier this year, outlined the specifics of the plan and who […]

GM recalls 3 million more vehicles for ignition switch defects

Groups ask Apple to end benzene use in production   In the first half of 2014, General Motors (GM) recalled more than 20 million vehicles, with approximately one third due to a dangerous ignition switch defect. The nation’s largest automaker announced Monday a 3.6 million-car recall for keys that slip out of the run position […]

GM increases recall totals again to more than 13 million

GM increases recall totals again to more than 13 million Late last week, the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration  (NHTSA) presented General Motors (GM) with a $35 million fine, the largest allowed by the organization. While other investigations continue, this penalty addresses GM’s decade-long delay in recalling potentially dangerous vehicles. Within five days of discovering […]

GM returns to bankruptcy court to stop recent lawsuits

GM returns to bankruptcy court to stop recent lawsuits When GM finalized their hasty bankruptcy claim in 2009, the transition to the “new” company included an increasingly important shield. While new GM accepts responsibility for incidents in vehicles created before 2009, the automaker is not accountable for any accidents before the filing. In an attempt […]

GM Recall 2014: What you may have missed

GM Recall 2014: What you may have missed By now, you’re undoubtedly aware of General Motor’s massive recall for multiple issues, including power steering and ignition switch defects. More than 2.5 million vehicles were recalled for problems with the detent plunger, a spring used to hold your key in place once inserted. A second recall […]

GM announces yet another recall involving compact car keys

GM announces yet another recall involving compact car keys For General Motors (GM), the week began with the promise of fixed vehicles and less scrutiny. Thursday, April 10, arrived and GM announced two of the engineers believed to be responsible for the ignition switch designs were suspended. With action finally being taken, the controversy surrounding […]

GM defect discovered by engineer searching for answers

GM defect discovered by engineer searching for answers The day before Brooke Melton turned 29 in 2010, her 2005 Chevy Cobalt stalled while driving. She was able to maneuver the powerless vehicle off the road and later had it “fixed” by the dealership. The next day, her car unexpectedly shut off again, this time causing […]

GM recalls 1.6 million cars after 12 deaths link to faulty ignition switch

GM recalls 1.6 million cars after 12 deaths link to faulty ignition switch General Motors (GM) is recalling more than one million vehicles after a problem linked to at least 31 accidents and 12 deaths was identified. A defect in several models’ ignition switches causes the slightest jostle to move the key and shut the […]

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