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  • GM Passed on Ignition-Switch Fix in 2001, Advocates Say

    General Motors Co. chose not to use a more robust ignition-switch part in Chevrolet Cobalts and other small cars while they were being designed, a decision that may have led to deaths, safety advocates said.

  • GM Adds Team to Focus on Safety During Car Development

    General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra, under fire for the company’s slow response to flawed ignition switches linked to 13 deaths, said she is creating a team that will make the company’s cars as safe as they are fun to drive.

  • GM CEO Seeks New Spokesman, Replaces Human Resources Head

    General Motors Co.’s new Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra moved to put more of her team in place with the automaker revealing the departure of two senior executives, including its top spokesman, as the company faces mounting pressure over its slow recall of 2.59 million vehicles linked to the deaths of at least 13 people.

  • GM CEO Seeks New Spokesman, Replaces Human Resources Head

    General Motors Co.’s new Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra moved to put more of her team in place with the automaker revealing the departure of two senior executives, including her top spokesman, as the company faces mounting pressure over its slow recall of 2.59 million vehicles linked to the deaths of at least 13 people.

  • GM Faces More Tests as Documents Show Culture of Denial

    The hundreds of pages of documents released by lawmakers last week shed new light on General Motors Co.’s more than decade-long failure to respond to auto-safety complaints, underscoring the struggle ahead for Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra as she seeks to refocus on the company’s new fleet of cars.

  • GM’s Suspended Engineers Made Fateful Calls on Faulty Cobalt

    General Motors Co. has placed two engineers, Ray DeGiorgio and Gary Altman, on paid leave for their roles in events leading to the recall of 2.59 million small cars with potentially defective ignition switches tied to at least 13 deaths, said two people familiar with the matter.

  • GM Sees $1.3 Billion Charge as Engineers Put on Leave

    General Motors Co. anticipates taking a first-quarter charge of $1.3 billion primarily for the cost of recall-related repairs that may lead to the automaker’s first quarterly loss in more than four years.

  • GM Said to Put DeGiorgio, Altman on Paid Leave for Recall

    General Motors Co. has placed two engineers, Ray DeGiorgio and Gary Altman, on paid leave for their roles leading to the recall of 2.59 million small cars with defective ignition switches tied to at least 13 deaths, according to two people familiar with the matter.

  • GM Fined by U.S. Safety Regulator for Incomplete Answers

    General Motors Co.’s failure to fully answer questions about why it waited years to recall 2.59 million small cars over a defect tied to 13 deaths is testing the patience of lawmakers and regulators.

  • GM Hires Clinton-Administration Crisis Expert for Advice

    General Motors Co. has retained crisis-communications expert Jeff Eller as it builds a team to help respond to the recall of small cars with faulty ignition switches tied to 13 deaths.

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