The independent compensation fund overseeing claims from General Motors ignition switch recall has approved applications for 19 deaths in its first six weeks of operation.
Continuing coverage: GM's recalled vehicles
General Motors Co. told its dealers to halt sales of about 2,800 new Chevrolet Corvettes for possible defects.
General Motors Co. CEO Mary Barra this month sent letters to about 1.9 million owners affected by GM's high-profile ignition switch recall of 2.59 million cars, urging them to complete repairs.
General Motors has recalled 25.75 million vehicles in the U.S. in 2014.
Washington General Motors Co. said Friday it is issuing six new recalls, covering more than 312,000 vehicles worldwide. It raises this year's total to a record 66 recall campaigns.
Washington General Motors Co. is launching its 61st recall in the United States this year, calling back about 2,000 cars after discussions with government regulators about braking issues. And additional recalls are coming.
General Motors' troubles with safety recalls has surfaced in another case, this time with the company recalling a group of SUVs for a third time to fix power window switches that can catch fire.
About 6.4 percent of the nearly 2.2 million recall notices that General Motors Co. mailed for its ignition switch recall in the U.S. this year were undeliverable, according to a regulatory filing by the Detroit automaker. The disclosure shows the difficulty in recalling older vehicles that often are on second or third owners. GM executives repeatedly have said the company wants a 100 percent response to the ignition switch recall.
Washington A senator who led hearings into General Motors' delayed recall linked to at least 13 deaths introduced legislation Friday that would allow for up to life in prison for auto executives who delay callbacks for defects that result in fatalities.
A prominent Texas personal injury attorney has filed a new lawsuit against General Motors Co. on behalf of 156 people who died or were injured in allegedly defective vehicles recalled this year by the automaker but who likely are not eligible for GM's victims compensation fund.
General Motors Co. received at least 27 warranty claims and reports of problems in a pre-production vehicle in 2013 without taking further action until it launched this month's recall of 475,000 vehicles for faulty bolts.
Washington Former General Motors Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson says the automaker's recent ignition switch recall crisis shows that problems with GM's corporate culture were far more serious than executives realized.
Pontiac Alexis Wilson doesn't remember the crash just after 4 a.m. July 6, 2008, as she was driving her best friend, Tamia Williams, back to Wilson's Pontiac home. But Wilson can't forget the aftermath.
Vehicles being recalled
Ignition switch recalls:
2005-2007 Chevrolet Cobalt
2007 Pontiac G5
2008-2010 Chevrolet Cobalt
2006-2011 Chevrolet HHR
2006-2010 Pontiac Solstice
2008-10 Pontiac G5
2003-2007 Saturn Ion
2007-2010 Saturn Sky
2010-14 Chevrolet Camaros
2005-2009 Buick Lacrosse
2006-2014 Chevrolet Impala
20002005 Cadillac Deville
20042011 Cadillac DTS
20062011 Buick Lucerne
20042005 Buick Regal LS & GS MY
20062008 Chevy Monte Carlo
1997-2005 Chevrolet Malibu
1998-2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue
1999-2004 Oldsmobile Alero
1999-2005 Pontiac Grand Am
2000-05 Chevrolet Impala and Monte Carlo
2004-08 Pontiac Grand Prix
2003-14 Cadillac CTS
2004-06 Cadillac SRX
Power steering recalls:
2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, and some 2006 Chevrolet Malibu
2004, 2005, and some 2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx
Some 2009 and 2010 Chevrolet HHR (non-turbo)
Some 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt
Some 2008 and 2009 Saturn Aura
2004 to 2007 Saturn Ion
2005, 2008, 2009, and some 2006 Pontiac G6
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 HD
2015 GMC Sierra 2500/3500 GMC Sierra HD
Right front axle shaft recalls:
Some 2013-2014 Chevrolet Cruze cars with 1.4L turbo gas engines
Transmission oil cooler line recalls:
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2014 GMC Sierra 1500
2015 Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe with a six-speed transmission
2014 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL with a six-speed transmission
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