The pressure on General Motors Co. is mounting as Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra prepares to testify before Congress at 2 p.m. about why the automaker waited more than a decade to recall cars linked to 13 deaths.
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. Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra and GM directors were sued over the delayed recall of vehicles with faulty ignition switches in what may be the first such case seeking damages on behalf of the company.
General Motors Co. joined Chrysler Group LLC and Nissan Motor Co. in beating analysts’ estimates for February U.S. sales while Ford Motor Co., Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. did worse than projected.
The Ford brand is closing in on Toyota as the favorite of retail auto buyers, a sign of rising popularity of the Fusion mid-size car and Escape sport-utility vehicle, and of growing dismay with the Japanese manufacturer.
The polar vortex that blasted through much of the United States last month made selling cars as difficult as moving the snow mounds that rose up around David Martin’s dealership near New Hampshire’s Mt. Washington.