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June 30th, 2014
10:11 PM ET

GM recalls another 8.4 million vehicles

General Motors issues yet another recall.

The automaker is recalling an additional 8.4 million vehicles. Most are linked to faulty ignition switches. This comes on the heels of GM's announcement Monday that it will give at least $1 million to each family of the 13 people GM says were killed in accidents linked to faulty ignition switches.

OutFront, Peter Valdes-Dapena is the Auto Writer for CNN Money.


Filed under: Auto • Business • General Motors • News
June 13th, 2014
08:24 PM ET

Families angry as GM excludes certain deaths from recall tally

General Motors announced four more recalls Friday, including half a million Camaros for a problem similar to the flawed ignition switch found in more than two million Chevrolet Cobalts that were recalled earlier this year.

That flaw has been tied to least 13 deaths, but it turns out that GM is deciding what counts in that tally and what does not, leaving some families outraged at their exclusion.

CNN's Poppy Harlow has the story.


Filed under: General Motors • News
May 23rd, 2014
09:16 PM ET

Report: 'Likely' more than 13 lives lost in recalled GM cars, regulator says

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration tells Reuters the number of deaths linked to faulty ignition switches in General Motors vehicles is "likely" higher than the 13 the automaker has claimed.

This news comes as GM issued its 30th recall - this time for 500 trucks and SUV's that have an airbag problem.

The mounting recalls have put CEO Mary Barra in the hot seat.

GM to lawmakers: We're working on it

Congressional aides tell CNN Barra was on Capitol Hill this week to update lawmakers on the automakers investigation into accidents caused by faulty ignition switches, telling them she hopes to release findings by early July.

Christine Romans is OutFront with a closer look at the woman at the center of GM's recall crisis.


Filed under: Business • General Motors • News
May 21st, 2014
08:30 PM ET

What's behind GM's recall problems?

Another day, another General Motors recall.

The automaker announced Wednesday, it's recalling 218,000 Chevy Aveos due to the risk of overheating and fires.

It's GM's 29th recall this year.

So, what's going on with the automaker?

CNN's Poppy Harlow has the story.


Filed under: Auto • General Motors • News
April 1st, 2014
09:10 PM ET

GM CEO Mary Barra: 'I am deeply sorry'

Newly-minted General Motors CEO Mary Barra was in the hot seat on Capitol Hill Tuesday over deaths caused by faulty ignitions.

Members of Congress wanted to know why the automaker ignored warning signs of a faulty ignition switch that led to the death of 13 people. It took GM 10 years to recall the defected cars.

Some say GM turned down potential fixes because it was too expensive. But documents provided by the auto giant show the piece needed to fix a defective ignition would have cost just 57 cents.

One woman who lost her son just nine days after he bought a GM car says the company just cares about their bottom line, not those who lost their lives.

"I want justice," says Cherie Sharkey, mother of a GM crash victim. "He died at the scene. They will never be able to give me my son back."

CNN's Dana Bash reports on what happened at today's hearing.


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