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., dogged by a widening recall crisis, still managed to place the most models atop one of the auto industry’s most closely watched quality measures, with its Chevrolet Malibu besting the Toyota Camry.
General Motors Co., seeking to clear out end-of-model-year vehicles, said it will offer no-haggle pricing on 2012 Chevrolet cars and trucks plus a money-back guarantee on all new Chevys as the brand loses ground to Toyota.
General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Dan Akerson is pushing for more cost reductions to send a message to the automaker’s employees: GM’s $6.3 billion first- half profit, its best in at least 20 years, isn’t good enough.