April 2, 2014
- One month doesn’t a trend make – but for the first time ever, Fiat Chrysler’s Ram 1500 outsold rival GM’s Chevrolet Silverado 1500 last month to become the market’s second-best-selling full-size pickup truck. The story from TheDetroitBureau.com.
- General Motors CEO Mary Barra clung to many of the responses she provided yesterday regarding the recall of more than 2.5 million vehicles for a faulty ignition switch while facing a more aggressive set of questioners on Capitol Hill today. For all of the details, please head over to TheDetroitBureau.com.
- Congressional members appeared to hold nothing back when questioning General Motors Co. CEO Mary Barra and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration administrator David Friedman during a Tuesday hearing on the delayed recall of 2.6 million vehicles.
April 1, 2014
- General Motors CEO Mary Barra’s spent most of her time during her testimony on Capitol Hill today saying GM was a different company now with a focus on safety. She was pressed repeatedly on who will be held accountable and if the maker plans to compensate victims. For the details of her testimony, go to TheDetroitBureau.com.
- General Motors Co. today reported U.S. sales increased 4 percent to 256,047 vehicles sold in March. Leading the Detroit-based automaker was Buick, up 13.4 percent compared to a year ago, followed by GMC up 7.4 percent, Chevrolet up 3.3 percent and Cadillac down 6.3 percent.
- General Motors has hired a specialist to "explore its options" for setting up a victims' compensation fund covering those killed in its ignition switch crashes. The maker has had a tough day, taking fire from NHTSA officials, victims' family members and more, reports TheDetroitBureau.com.
- General Motors Co. CEO Mary Barra is scheduled to face Congress at 2 p.m. today regarding the delayed recall of 2.6 million vehicles with faulty ignition switches that have been linked to 13 deaths and 31 crashes. The hearing – entitled “The GM Ignition Switch Recall: Why Did It Take So Long?” – was called by the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation.
- Congress, the Justice Department and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are all investigating General Motors Co.'s recall of 2.6 million vehicles for an ignition switch defect which can cause the car to stall and deactivate the air bags. GM links the defect to 13 deaths and more than two dozen crashes.
- After recalling more than 5 million vehicles since Jan. 1, General Motors will continue to make headlines this week as Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra testifies on Capitol Hill this week. Barra is likely to face a hostile committee, as will NHTSA's acting administrator, David Friedman. For more, please go to TheDetroitBureau.com.
- The U.S. automotive industry's eyes are turned to Washington, D.C. today, as General Motors Co. CEO Mary Barra is set to testify before a House of Representatives subcommittee on its delayed recall of millions of vehicles due to faulty ignition switches.
- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Monday proposed a rule requiring rear visibility camera technology in all new vehicles weighing less than 10,000 pounds, meaning all cars, SUVs and minivans as well as most small trucks and busses. The rule is expected to be finalized within the next two months, after which automakers...
March 31, 2014
- As the deaths are tallied from General Motors' delayed recall of compact cars, one thing is becoming clear: Of those killed, the majority were young. In a way, this isn't surprising. Low-priced cars like the Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion were marketed to young, first-time buyers and parents shopping for their kids.
- The torrent of General Motors’ recalls continued today when the company announced it was recalling 1.3 million cars because they may experience a sudden loss of electric power steering assist. This action puts the automaker more than 5 million vehicles recalled in March. To get the story, head over to TheDetroitBureau.com.
- General Motors Co. Monday afternoon announced it will recall 1.3 million vehicles due to possible power steering issues and expects to experience a $750 million charge in the first quarter due to its recent recall announcements.
- General Motors Co. CEO Mary Barra doesn’t know why it took the Detroit-based automaker more than a decade to recall millions of small cars due to faulty ignition switches, but she promises to find out.