General Motors Co., in the midst of recalling 2.6 million small cars for an ignition-switch flaw that can deactivate air bags, also may have an air-bag defect connected to deadly accidents in its Chevrolet Impala, a safety group said.
General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra fielded pointed questions and accusations from U.S. senators, with one saying GM had a “culture of coverup” and another predicting it may face criminal liability.
When Bill Trautwein offered to buy his daughter a car to drive to college classes, she went for the blue one -- a used 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt that matched the color on the Florida Gators uniform her big brother wore on the way to two national football championships.
General Motors Co. is expanding the recall of small-car ignition switches by 971,000 vehicles worldwide to cover 2008 to 2011 vehicles that were built with safe parts yet may have received faulty replacements. It also increased the death toll linked to the switches.
General Motors Co.’s own engineers, along with newspaper auto writers, were talking about the ignition switch defect in several GM models almost a decade before the carmaker announced plans last month to recall 1.6 million vehicles.
Eike Batista’s sports venture with IMG Worldwide Inc. has the resources to operate and grow irrespective of the fate of the former billionaire’s other businesses, Chief Executive Officer Alan Adler said.
The U.S. told General Motors Co. to detail what it knew, and when, about ignition-switch failures linked to 13 deaths that led the nation’s largest automaker to recall 1.6 million Chevrolet, Pontiac and Saturn vehicles.
General Motors Co. is recalling 778,562 Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 sedans in North America after six deaths were linked to faulty ignition switches that may have caused engines and air bags to turn off.