June 27, 2014

  • General Motors Co. is recalling more than 29,000 Chevrolet Cruze compact cars because metal parts in the air bag assemblies can hit the driver and passengers if the bags are inflated. The cars, from the 2013 and 2014 model years, were built with an incorrect baffle, and that can cause the air bag inflator to rupture if the bags are deployed, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said. If that happens, metal fragments could hit people in the car, and the air bags may not inflate to...

June 26, 2014

June 25, 2014

June 24, 2014

  • As lawmakers, federal agencies and automakers bandy about ways to better track potential product defects in cars and trucks, one watchdog group already assembled an early warning list of problems – and it’s dominated by Toyota, Ford and General Motors. To get all of the details on this new list, please go to TheDetroitBureau.com.

June 23, 2014

  • The numbers have been adding up fast. Just since the beginning of this month, Japan’s five largest automakers have recalled nearly 6 million vehicles due to airbag problems. General Motors has staged more than three dozen recalls since the beginning of the year. All of this points to a record year for recalls, according to TheDetroitBureau.com.
  • General Motors Co. today announced Cathy Clegg as its North America manufacturing vice president. Clegg replaces Gerald Johnson, who GM CEO Mary Barra recently named to the newly created position of vice president of operational excellence.
  • Aside from vehicles turning into robots and obligatory Michael Bay lens flare, the Transformers movie franchise is perhaps best known for each installment being a two-hour long advertisement for General Motors vehicles. Okay, maybe that's a bit unfair. But Bumblebee, the movie's chief non-human protagonist, is a Chevrolet Camaro. Sparks, Sonics...

June 20, 2014

June 19, 2014

  • This was supposed to be a big year for Cadillac as it rolled out new models like the CTS and updated Escalade, but with sales taking an unexpected dive, the maker has lost its third US sales chief in two years. TheDetroitBureau.com looks at the turmoil inside Cadillac.
  • Very little new revelations resulted from House members berating General Motors Co. CEO Mary Barra and former U.S. attorney Anton Valukas during a Wednesday hearing in Washington, D.C. For nearly three hours, members of a House subcommittee questioned Barra and Valukas, who led an internal investigation into what led to the Detroit-based automaker's delayed recall of 2.6 million vehicles due to faulty ignition switches that have been linked to at least 13 deaths and more than 50 accidents.

June 18, 2014

  • General Motors CEO Mary Barra managed to avoid the wrath of House representatives during her testimony today by providing enough information about her plans to change the company’s culture to avoid a repeat of the ignition switch recall and a victim's compensation fund to assuage them. For details, go to TheDetroitBureau.com.
  • The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration is not off the hook for its part in General Motors Co.'s delayed ignition switch recall. During opening remarks at a hearing today to discuss the automaker's exhaustive report into the recall, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton said public officials will be addressing the vehicle safety watchdog's shortcomings as part of the recall "in the near future."
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