DETROIT (AP) — Toyota continues its winning streak atop Consumer Reports' annual reliability rankings.
The company's Toyota and Lexus brands top the survey, while its Scion brand is in the top ten. It's the eighth year in a row that a Toyota brand has led the rankings.
3. Toyota at top in global vehicle sales over VW, GM - Friday, October 24, 2014
TOKYO (AP) — Toyota kept its lead over rivals Volkswagen and General Motors as the world's top-selling automaker in the first nine months of the year, Monday reporting record sales of 7.615 million vehicles, up nearly 3 percent from the previous year.4. Senators ask gov't for nationwide air bag recall - Friday, October 17, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Two U.S. senators are calling on regulators to issue a nationwide recall of cars with faulty air bags made by Takata Corp., questioning why automakers have been allowed to limit recalls to only certain locations with high humidity.5. GM 3Q profit nearly doubles, led by N. America - Friday, October 24, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Big profits from rising SUV and truck sales in North America helped General Motors nearly double its third-quarter net profit and more than offset its struggles in Europe and South America.6. GM 3Q profit nearly doubles, led by N. America - Friday, October 17, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Big profits from rising SUV and truck sales in North America helped General Motors nearly double its third-quarter net profit and more than offset its struggles in Europe and South America.7. US stocks jump following strong corporate earnings - Friday, October 17, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose sharply in early trading Thursday, driven by encouraging earnings from companies including Caterpillar, 3M and General Motors. Investors were also encouraged by some positive manufacturing news out of Europe.8. US agency warns car owners to get air bags fixed - Friday, October 17, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators are warning owners of more than 4.7 million vehicles that have been recalled for air bag problems to get them repaired immediately.
The warning issued Monday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covers vehicles from multiple manufacturers that date to 2002.9. VW edges GM to hold 2nd place in global sales race - Friday, October 10, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen barely edged out General Motors for second place in the global auto sales race during the first three quarters of the year, but Toyota was expected to keep its lead to stay in first place.10. GM ignition switch deaths rise to 27 - Friday, October 10, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — At least 27 people have died and 25 people have been seriously injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches.
Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated the totals Monday.11. Fiat Chrysler shares close down in 1st day on NYSE - Friday, October 10, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles bounced between negative and positive Monday after making their debut on the New York Stock Exchange.
The newly merged company's stock, traded under the symbol FCAU, opened at $9 and rose quickly to $9.55 before falling much of the day. The stock closed at $8.92 as the Dow Jones industrial average slumped 222 points in a late slide.
12. Hankook breaks ground on new plant - Friday, October 10, 2014
CLARKSVILLE (AP) — Hankook Tire has broken ground on an $800 million plant in Clarksville that is expected to create 1,800 jobs.
Gov. Bill Haslam and U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander joined local and company officials Thursday for the event.13. Focus on your strengths - Friday, October 10, 2014
A few weeks ago, I had the honor of sitting on a career panel about making the right career moves. In a packed room, we covered everything from preparing for a job interview to how office politics can influence promotions at work.14. EPA says new vehicle mileage hits record 24.1 mpg - Friday, October 03, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Gas mileage for new cars and trucks in the U.S. averaged a record 24.1 miles per gallon last year, but gains in fuel economy are slowing.
The Environmental Protection Agency says fuel economy last year rose one-half mile per gallon over the 2012 model year, mainly because automakers have improved gas engines and transmissions and added turbochargers to give smaller motors more power.15. US stocks slide on global growth concerns - Friday, October 03, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Worries about weakening global growth drove the stock market lower Tuesday.
The U.S. economy may be strengthening, but the outlook elsewhere is far less encouraging. On Tuesday the International Monetary Fund trimmed its forecast for global growth. A surprisingly weak report on industrial production in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, added to the concerns.
16. GM issues 2 more recalls for SUVs, mini cars - Friday, October 03, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors announced two more recalls Friday, pushing its total for the year to 71, affecting almost 30 million vehicles in North America.
The biggest of the new recalls covers just over 430,000 Cadillac SRX and Saab 9-4X SUVs, mainly in North America. The company says some rear suspension nuts may not have been tightened properly. That could cause the toe link adjuster to separate from the suspension, possibly causing a crash.
17. New supercharged Corvette can go 0-60 in 2.95 seconds - Friday, September 26, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors says a new high-performance version of the Chevrolet Corvette can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in under three seconds.
The 2015 Corvette ZO6, built in Bowling Green, Kentucky, is the fastest car GM has ever made. The company says it can hit 60 mph in 2.95 seconds and can finish a quarter-mile in just under 11 seconds. It can reach 127 mph in one-quarter mile.18. GM: Parts are ready to fix recalled small cars - Friday, September 26, 2014
MILFORD, Mich. (AP) — General Motors CEO Mary Barra says the company has enough parts available to fix all the faulty ignition switches that are blamed for at least 23 deaths nationwide.
Barra told reporters at an investor conference Wednesday that GM's parts supplier finished making the parts a few days before a goal of early October. GM recalled 2.6 million cars in February and says it has repaired about 1.1 million. That's just under half the vehicles when scrapped cars are excluded.
19. Rogue, Leaf help Nissan sales jump 18.5 percent in September - Friday, September 26, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Nissan sales rose 18.5 percent to 102,955 in September. Sales of the newly revamped Rogue crossover jumped 52 percent, while sales of the electric Leaf were up 47 percent. Both are assembled in Smyrna.20. Chrysler recalls vehicles to fix ignition switches - Friday, September 26, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler is recalling nearly 350,000 older cars and SUVs to fix defective ignition switches that can cause the vehicles to stall.
With the latest recall, Chrysler has called back more than 2 million vehicles for defective switches. The switches can slip out of the "on" position, which is similar to the problem that forced General Motors to recall millions of vehicles this year.21. 2 Wisconsin families settle with GM over crash - Friday, September 26, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — As General Motors begins to compensate the victims of crashes tied to faulty ignition switches, this week more than a dozen families were given a choice: accept a settlement, presumably in the millions of dollars, or fight GM in a potentially lengthy court battle.22. Auto components manufacturer coming to Spring Hill - Friday, September 19, 2014
SPRING HILL (AP) — State officials say Comprehensive Logistics Co. Inc. plans to build a facility that will house the manufacturing and light assembly of automotive components for the General Motors plant in Spring Hill, about 30 miles south of Nashville.23. GM says China sales this year to top 3.1 million - Friday, September 19, 2014
SHANGHAI (AP) — General Motors Co. expects its sales in China this year to top 3.1 million vehicles and sees no impact on business from an anti-monopoly probe of the industry, the president of the automaker's China unit said Wednesday.24. Cadillac to ditch Detroit for trendy NYC address - Friday, September 19, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Cadillac wants a jolt from the city that never sleeps.
General Motors' 112-year-old luxury car division, founded in Detroit and named for the city's founder, is moving its headquarters to New York.
25. GM expert says 21 deaths eligible for compensation - Friday, September 19, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — The death toll from crashes involving General Motors small cars with faulty ignition switches is at least 21.
Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by the company to compensate victims, said Monday in an Internet posting that he received 143 death claims as of Friday, and 21 of those have been deemed eligible for payments.
26. GM to introduce new, high-end Cadillac next year - Friday, September 19, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors will begin building a new, top-end Cadillac sedan late next year at its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant.
The auto maker said Friday that the rear-wheel drive car will make its debut in the first half of 2015, and that it will reveal the name of the new model soon.27. Self-driving cars now need a permit in California - Friday, September 12, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years — but until now, the Department of Motor Vehicles wasn't sure just how many were rolling around.28. House panel: Safety agency mishandled GM recall - Friday, September 12, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The agency responsible for safety on the nation's roads was years late in detecting a deadly problem with General Motors cars and lacks the expertise to oversee increasingly complex vehicles, congressional Republicans charged in a report Tuesday.29. GM expert says 19 deaths eligible for compensation - Friday, September 12, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — The death toll tied to faulty ignition switches in General Motors small cars has risen to 19, according to a compensation expert hired by the company. The number is likely to go higher.30. Magna starts construction near Tennessee GM plant - Friday, August 29, 2014
SPRING HILL, Tenn. (AP) — Seat maker Magna International Inc. says it has begun constructing a new supplier facility near the General Motors plant in Spring Hill.
The new 122,500-square-foot Magna facility with become the Troy, Michigan-based company's fifth in Tennessee. It is expected to employ about 75 people when it begins making seat assemblies next year.31. Nissan, Chrysler lead US autos to August sales rise - Friday, August 29, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Most major automakers reported stronger-than-expected U.S. sales in August, leading to predictions of the highest annual selling rate in at least eight years.
Chrysler and Nissan led the way with double-digit increases, while Toyota reported sales were up 6 percent. Ford and Honda sales each rose 0.4 percent, and Hyundai saw a 6 percent gain. Of major automakers, only General Motors and Volkswagen posted declines, with GM down 1.2 percent and struggling Volkswagen off almost 13 percent from a year ago.
32. GM to move Cadillac SRX production to Spring Hill - Friday, August 22, 2014
SPRING HILL (AP) - General Motors is moving production of the next-generation Cadillac SRX crossover SUV from Mexico to a factory in Spring Hill, Tennessee.
The company also announced Wednesday that it will add production of some small gasoline engines to the Spring Hill complex.33. New Corvette feature keeps an eye on valets - Friday, August 15, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Face it. If you own a luxury or sports car, whenever you hand the keys to a valet, you imagine the car going on a high-speed joyride like the Ferrari in the 1980s cult movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."34. Three-wheeled Elio gets closer to going on sale - Friday, August 15, 2014
ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — Your next commuter car could have two seats, three wheels and get 84 miles to the gallon.
Elio Motors wants to revolutionize U.S. roads with its tiny car, which is the same length as a Honda Fit but half the weight. With a starting price of $6,800, it's also less than half the cost.35. NY Fed: US auto loans soar to highest in 8 years - Friday, August 15, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. auto loans jumped to the highest level in eight years this spring, fueled by a big increase in lending to risky borrowers, according to a report Thursday by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.36. NY Fed: US auto loans soar to highest in 8 years - Friday, August 08, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. auto loans jumped to the highest level in eight years this spring, fueled by a big increase in lending to risky borrowers, according to a report Thursday by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.37. NY judge to encourage settlements of GM lawsuits - Friday, August 08, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge told lawyers on Monday he'll encourage settlements in lawsuits brought on behalf of nearly 1,000 plaintiffs against General Motors for defective ignition switches.
U.S. District Judge Jesse M. Furman told dozens of lawyers at a hearing that he'll be careful not to interfere with the work of a bankruptcy judge who is deciding if the Detroit-based automaker's 2009 bankruptcy protects it from economic damages claims.38. GM issues 6 more recalls covering 312,000 vehicles - Friday, August 08, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is issuing six more recalls totaling more than 312,000 vehicles as the company cleans up past safety issues.
The recalls in North America pushed GM's total for the year to 66, covering just over 29 million cars and trucks. That beats the company's old full-year record and has pushed this total number for the industry this year to more than 40 million, also an annual record.
39. GM’s sales strong despite woes - Friday, August 08, 2014
General Motors has recalled nearly 30 million cars and trucks this year, including some models that had barely rolled off the assembly line. Yet sales have been resilient, up 3.5 percent through the first seven months of the year.40. Recalls provide headaches for owners, opportunity for dealers - Friday, August 08, 2014
Trying to find a make and model of car not facing a recall these days is a tall order.
From General Motors’ top executives getting hauled in front of Congress for a grilling to lower-profile actions, 2014 has been full of trips to dealers for repairs.41. Toyota profit up nearly 5 percent on sales growth - Friday, August 01, 2014
TOKYO (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. reported a 5 percent jump in quarterly profit Tuesday, outpacing expectations as vehicle sales grew in North America and Europe, offsetting a drop in Japan.42. GM's faulty-ignition fund taking victims' claims - Friday, August 01, 2014
A fund set up by General Motors to pay for deaths and injuries caused by its vehicles with faulty ignitions is accepting claims.
The five-month filing period that began Friday is part of the fallout from General Motors' recall of 2.6 million small cars beginning in February.43. Nissan shows big gain as US auto sales sizzle in July - Friday, August 01, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Big discounts helped U.S. auto sales sizzle in July.
Toyota, Ford, Nissan and Chrysler all saw double-digit sales gains. General Motors' sales were up 9 percent compared with last July, while Hyundai's rose 1.5 percent. Of major automakers, only Honda and Volkswagen saw declines.
44. GM boosted June sales with discounts to dealers - Friday, August 01, 2014
As General Motors prepares to report monthly sales results on Friday, a look its numbers from June show just how intent the company is on keeping new-car sales on the rise during a record spate of safety recalls.45. Chrysler US sales climb 20 percent in July - Friday, August 01, 2014
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Chrysler says its U.S. sales rose 20 percent in July from a year ago, its best performance for the month in nine years.
The automaker said Friday that it sold 167,667 vehicles in the U.S. during the month compared with 140,102 in the prior-year period.46. Lawyer sues GM on behalf of 658 plaintiffs - Friday, July 25, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — A Texas lawyer has filed a lawsuit against General Motors on behalf of 658 people who were injured or killed in crashes allegedly caused by faulty ignition switches.
The lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan in New York City names 29 people who were killed in crashes and 629 who were hurt. All the crashes occurred after GM emerged from bankruptcy protection in July of 2009. That makes them exempt from GM's efforts to shield itself from claims due to crashes that occurred before the bankruptcy, attorney Robert Hilliard said in a statement.47. Fort Wayne GM plant lacks parts, cancels shifts - Friday, July 25, 2014
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — An auto parts shortage has caused the cancellation of several shifts at the General Motors truck assembly plant in Fort Wayne.
GM spokeswoman Stephanie Jentgen says a breakdown at a supplier caused the problem that has affected shifts since Monday night.48. Toyota remains at top in sales after first half - Friday, July 25, 2014
TOKYO (AP) — Toyota remains No. 1 in global vehicles sales after the first six months of this year, followed by Volkswagen which bumped General Motors out of second place as the U.S. automaker grapples with a recall scandal.49. US companies increasingly fish for growth overseas - Friday, July 25, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home.
Technology trendsetters Apple Inc., Google Inc., Facebook Inc. and Netflix Inc. all mined foreign countries to produce earnings or revenue that exceeded analysts' projections in their latest quarters. Prodded by the steadily rising demand for Internet access and online services in developing countries, these technology companies will likely be wading even deeper into overseas markets for years to come.50. US stocks rise at midday on stronger earnings - Friday, July 18, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged higher in midday trading Thursday as investors digested second-quarter results from companies across several industries, including Facebook, Ford and Caterpillar.51. GM profit 2Q falls 85 pct. on recall costs - Friday, July 18, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Recall expenses chopped $1.5 billion from General Motors' bottom line in the second quarter, as it added up the costs of repairs for nearly 30 million cars and set aside funds to compensate victims of small-car crashes.52. GM issues 6 more safety recalls - Friday, July 18, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is issuing six more recalls covering a total of almost 718,000 vehicles in the U.S.
The latest recalls bring the total for GM so far this year to 60, affecting a record 29.7 million cars and trucks. GM already has passed the 22 million vehicles recalled by all automakers last year.53. Chrysler recalls Jeep SUVs for ignition switches - Friday, July 18, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — The ignition switch defects that engulfed General Motors are now a rapidly growing problem at Chrysler.
Chrysler said Tuesday it is recalling up to 792,300 older Jeep SUVs worldwide because the ignition switches could fall out of the "run" position, shutting off the engine and disabling air bags as well as power-assisted steering and braking. That's the same problem that has forced GM to recall more than 15 million cars over the last six months.54. GM says it's replaced 491,000 ignition switches - Friday, July 18, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors says it has replaced faulty ignition switches on just under 20 percent of 2.6 million small cars that are being recalled.
The company has repaired just over 491,000 cars that are covered by the recall announced in February.55. Senators call on GM CEO to fire top lawyer - Friday, July 18, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers on Thursday demanded General Motors fire its chief lawyer and open its compensation plan to more potential victims as a Senate subcommittee delved deeper into GM's mishandling of the recall of small cars with defective ignition switches.56. Senators call on GM CEO to fire top lawyer - Friday, July 11, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers on Thursday demanded General Motors fire its chief lawyer and open its compensation plan to more potential victims as a Senate subcommittee delved deeper into GM's mishandling of the recall of small cars with defective ignition switches.57. GM supports bill banning rentals of recalled cars - Friday, July 11, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — General Motors Co. is the first big automaker to support legislation barring rental-car companies from renting or selling vehicles subject to a recall.58. After hybrid success, Toyota gambles on fuel cell - Friday, July 11, 2014
TOKYO (AP) — Rocket science long dismissed as too impractical and expensive for everyday cars is getting a push into the mainstream by Toyota, the world's top-selling automaker.
Buoyed by its success with electric-gasoline hybrid vehicles, Toyota is betting that drivers will embrace hydrogen fuel cells, an even cleaner technology that runs on the energy created by an electrochemical reaction when oxygen in the air combines with hydrogen stored as fuel.59. VW passes GM in global auto sales race - Friday, July 11, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen bumped General Motors out of second place in the global auto sales race during the first half of the year, but Toyota is expected to stay in first place.
GM said Wednesday that it sold 4.92 million cars and trucks worldwide from January through June. But VW said it sold 4.97 million. Toyota won't release first-half numbers until later this month. But it was in first place at the end of the first quarter and it expects to sell 10.1 million vehicles this year.60. Automotive systems maker expanding in Sumner Co. - Friday, July 11, 2014
GALLATIN (AP) — Officials say the expansion of an automotive systems manufacturer in Gallatin could create 230 new jobs over the next five years in Sumner County.
Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty announced this week that ABC Group Inc. is adding an additional 180,000 square feet to its existing facility in response to increased demand for automotive-related products.61. How GM's ignition switch redesign went wrong - Friday, July 04, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' deadly ignition switch flaws emerged from an effort to improve its cars.
As the company began developing new small cars in the late 1990s, it listened to customers who complained about "cheap-feeling" switches that required too much effort to turn. GM set about making switches that would work more smoothly and give drivers the impression that they were better designed, a GM switch engineer testified in a lawsuit deposition in the spring of 2013.62. Senate subcommittee to hold 2nd GM hearing July 17 - Friday, July 04, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Senate subcommittee that's investigating the General Motors ignition switch recalls says it will hold a second hearing on July 17.
The Commerce Committee's Consumer Protection and Product Safety Subcommittee likely will summon GM CEO Mary Barra for a return appearance. Former U.S. Attorney Anton Valukas, who investigated the problem for GM, also is a likely to appear.63. Dow flirts with 17,000 as market sets new highs - Friday, June 27, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Evidence that global manufacturing is expanding pushed the stock market to an all-time high on Tuesday.
The Dow Jones industrial average climbed within two points of 17,000 for the first time after separate surveys showed that manufacturing expanded in the world's two largest economies. In China, manufacturing grew in June for the first time in six months and in the U.S. the sector notched its 13th straight month of expansion.
64. New recalls and questions about auto parts safety - Friday, June 27, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — The ignition switch recalls now engulfing General Motors and Chrysler are raising new questions about the safety of the parts across the American auto industry.
GM's safety crisis deepened dramatically Monday when the automaker added 8.2 million vehicles in North America to its ballooning list of cars recalled over faulty ignition switches. GM has now issued five recalls for 17.1 million cars with defective switches, spanning every model year since 1997.65. GM recalls 8.2 million more cars for ignition switches - Friday, June 27, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' safety crisis worsened on Monday when the automaker added 8.2 million vehicles to its ballooning list of cars recalled over faulty ignition switches.
The latest recalls involve mainly older midsize cars and bring GM's total this year to 29 million, surpassing the 22 million recalled by all automakers last year.
66. GM won't limit ignition switch crash compensation - Friday, June 27, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The attorney overseeing General Motors' compensation to victims of small-car crashes says there's no limit to what the company will pay, provided the crashes were caused by faulty ignition switches. The tally could climb into billions of dollars.67. Analysts predict slower June sales for GM - Friday, June 27, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — A number of analysts are predicting that General Motors' June U.S. sales will underperform the overall auto industry, putting the company in danger of losing market share at a critical time.68. GM recalling nearly 29,000 Cruzes to fix air bags - Friday, June 27, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — 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.69. Ni hao, y'all: US hinterlands woo Chinese firms - Friday, June 20, 2014
PINE HILL, Ala. (AP) — Burdened with Alabama's highest unemployment rate, long abandoned by textile mills and furniture plants, Wilcox County desperately needs jobs.
They're coming, and from a most unlikely place: Henan Province, China, 7,600 miles away.70. Porsche is top brand in new car quality survey - Friday, June 13, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — The race to fill vehicles with the latest technology is hurting quality.
Buyers reported more problems in their new cars and trucks this year than last year, according to rankings released Wednesday by the consulting firm J.D. Power. It was the second straight increase since 2012, when the average number of problems in new cars and trucks hit an all-time low.71. Lawmakers press GM on report's findings - Friday, June 13, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers expressed disbelief Wednesday at General Motors' explanation for why it took 11 years to recall millions of small cars with defective ignition switches, and also confronted its chief executive with evidence that the company dragged its feet on a similar safety issue in different vehicles.72. 10 key events in GM's ignition switch recall - Friday, June 13, 2014
General Motors is the subject of multiple government investigations and civil lawsuits for taking more than a decade to recall 2.6 million cars with a deadly ignition switch defect. On Wednesday, GM CEO Mary Barra will appear for the second time before a U.S. House subcommittee to discuss the company's internal investigation into the recall.73. GM sales, used-car values hold up through recalls - Friday, June 13, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Consumers looking for a used vehicle aren't shying away from GM models — even though more than 20 million GM cars and trucks have been recalled this year.
General Motors cars such as the Chevrolet Malibu have retained or increased in value, sometimes more than rival vehicles. And sales of new cars aren't slowing either, up 13 percent in May.74. GM recalls 3.2M more US cars for ignition problems - Friday, June 13, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling 3.2 million more cars in the U.S. because of ignition switch problems.
The company says it will change or replace the keys on the cars from the 2000 to 2014 model years.75. Congress to scrutinize GM's corporate culture - Friday, June 13, 2014
DENVER (AP) — U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette wants General Motors to explain how it plans to fix what's been described as a lax corporate culture and how the company plans to compensate victims of crashes tied to faulty ignition switches.76. 4 months into GM recall, only 7 pct. of cars fixed - Friday, June 13, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — More than four months after General Motors started recalling 2.6 million small cars to fix ignition switches, the company has repaired only 7 percent of the vehicles.
GM says fixes have been delayed as switch maker Delphi starts making the part for cars that are no longer being produced.77. GM recalling Camaros for ignition switch problem - Friday, June 13, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Ignition switches once again are causing problems for General Motors.
This time the company is recalling nearly 512,000 Chevrolet Camaro muscle cars from the 2010 to 2014 model years because a driver's knee can bump the key and knock the switch out of the "run" position, causing an engine stall.
78. Lawyers: GM seeks bankruptcy shield from lawsuit - Friday, June 06, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Lawyers for a Georgia family that is trying to reopen a wrongful death lawsuit against General Motors say the company is trying to move the case to federal court so it can use bankruptcy as a shield from the claim.79. GM CEO Barra, chief investigator to testify - Friday, June 06, 2014
General Motors CEO Mary Barra will be back in front of Congress next week to be questioned further about how GM allowed a deadly defect in an ignition switch to go undisclosed for more than a decade.80. GM CEO: No more serious safety issues lurking - Friday, June 06, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — A thorough review of General Motors' safety issues is nearing completion and hasn't turned up any more serious problems, the company's CEO said Tuesday.
Speaking to reporters before the company's annual meeting, Mary Barra also said that personnel changes related to a deadly ignition switch problem are finished. The company forced out 15 workers last week after an outside attorney blamed them for failing to act on the problem. Five others were disciplined.
81. Engineer's 'switch from hell' began GM recall woes - Friday, June 06, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Inside General Motors, they called it "the switch from hell."
The ignition switch on the steering column of the Chevrolet Cobalt and other small cars was so poorly designed that it easily slipped out of the run position, causing engines to stall. Engineers knew it; as early as 2004, a Cobalt stalled on a GM test track when the driver's knee grazed the key fob. By GM's admission, the defective switches caused over 50 crashes and at least 13 deaths.82. What's next in the GM recall case - Friday, June 06, 2014
General Motors on Thursday released the results of an internal investigation into the delayed recall of 2.6 million cars with faulty ignition switches. But the 315-page report doesn't bring the issue to a close. Here's what's still to come in the ongoing recall case:83. GM launches compensation program for crash victims - Friday, June 06, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors said Thursday that it will launch a program to compensate crash victims or families affected by faulty ignition switches linked to at least 13 deaths that prompted a recall of 2.6 million older small cars.84. GM ousts 15 employees over ignition-switch scandal - Friday, June 06, 2014
WARREN, Mich. (AP) — General Motors said Thursday it has forced out 15 employees for their role in the deadly ignition-switch scandal and will set up a compensation fund for crash victims, as an internal investigation blamed the debacle on engineering ignorance and bureaucratic dithering, not a deliberate cover-up.85. GM: Incompetence, negligence led to delayed recall - Friday, May 30, 2014
WARREN, Mich. (AP) — General Motors says a pattern of incompetence and neglect, not a larger conspiracy or cover-up, is to blame for a long-delayed recall of defective ignition switches.
GM CEO Mary Barra, who released the results of an internal investigation into the company's missteps on Thursday, said 15 employees — many of them senior legal and engineering executives — have been forced out of the company for failing to disclose the defect, which the company links to 13 deaths and 54 crashes in which the air bags didn't deploy. Five other employees have been disciplined.
86. GM launches compensation program for crash victims - Friday, May 30, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors said Thursday that it will launch a program to compensate crash victims or families affected by faulty ignition switches linked to at least 13 deaths that prompted a recall of 2.6 million cars.87. 3 key questions GM recall probe to be made public - Friday, May 30, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Along rows of cubicles at the General Motors Technical Center in suburban Warren, engineers knew for years about faulty ignition switches in small cars. Safety officials in the same complex knew, too. So did the lawyers downtown.88. US service firms grow at fastest pace since August - Friday, May 30, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. service firms grew more quickly last month as production, hiring and new orders increased, adding to signs that the economy is accelerating after dipping at the start of the year.89. Before recalls, safety was low in GM hierarchy - Friday, May 30, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — To understand how General Motors allowed a problem with a small part to balloon into a crisis, look at the organization chart.
As of early last year, the director of vehicle safety was four rungs down the ladder from the CEO, according to a copy of the chart obtained by The Associated Press. Finance, sales and public relations had a direct path to the top.
90. Haslam plan targets plan prescription drug abuse - Friday, May 30, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) - Gov. Bill Haslam and Commissioner of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Douglas Varney on Tuesday unveiled a multi-year plan to fight prescription drug abuse in Tennessee.
The state estimates that in the past year, nearly 221,000 Tennesseans have used prescription pain relievers for non-medical purposes, and that 69,000 of them are addicted to the drugs.91. Nissan sets May sales record as car buyers return - Friday, May 30, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Brisk demand for SUVs and pickup trucks and a strong Memorial Day weekend were expected to push U.S. auto sales to a seven-year high in May.
Chrysler, Nissan and Toyota all reported double-digit sales gains over last May. Even General Motors, battling bad publicity from a mishandled recall, surprised with a 13 percent sales increase.92. Stocks edge lower; Hillshire bidding war heats up - Friday, May 30, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market fell slightly Tuesday, pulling back from record highs the day before.
Hillshire Brands jumped as a bidding war for the company heated up, while Krispy Kreme Doughnuts plunged after issuing a disappointing forecast.
93. Documents show another delayed GM recall - Friday, May 30, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors recalled a small number of Pontiac G6 midsize cars to fix a faulty brake light system in 2009, yet waited more than five years to call back over 2 million other cars with the same system, according to company documents filed with federal safety regulators.94. Report: Car, truck crashes cost whopping $871B annually - Friday, May 30, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The economic and societal harm from motor vehicle crashes amounted to a whopping $871 billion in a single year, according to a study released Thursday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.95. Suzuki recalls GM-made small cars for fire problem - Friday, May 23, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Suzuki is recalling more than 184,000 small cars in the U.S. because the steering columns can catch fire.
The recall covers Forenza models from 2004 through 2008 and Reno models from 2005 through 2008. Both vehicles were made for Suzuki by General Motors.96. GM tells Wall Street recalls may last into summer - Friday, May 23, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is telling Wall Street that a recent spate of recalls may last until mid-summer as the company continues to review unresolved safety issues.
The news comes a day after The Associated Press learned that GM CEO Mary Barra told members of Congress that the company cannot make ignition switches fast enough to keep up with demand in its recall of 2.6 million small cars.
97. GM CEO prepares for return to Capitol Hill - Friday, May 23, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors CEO Mary Barra is preparing for a return trip to Capitol Hill as an internal investigation into the company's safety problems nears a close.
Barra privately told several lawmakers in Washington Wednesday that in a few weeks GM could simultaneously release an internal investigation into a deadly ignition switch problem as well as its plan to compensate victims, according to a congressional aide.98. GM adds 218,000 subcompacts to growing recall list - Friday, May 16, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors has added yet another recall to its growing list for the year.
The recall of 218,000 Chevrolet Aveo subcompact cars is the company's 29th this year, bringing the total number of recalled GM vehicles in the U.S. to around 13.8 million. That breaks GM's previous annual record of 10.75 million set in calendar year 2004.
99. GM recalls 2.4 million more vehicles - Friday, May 16, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors said Tuesday it's recalling 2.4 million vehicles in the U.S. as part of a broader effort to resolve outstanding safety issues more quickly.
The latest action brings to 13.6 million the number of vehicles GM has recalled in this year, a new record for the automaker. GM's previous record of 10.75 million cars and trucks was set in 2004, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
100. Weak results at retailers drag US stocks lower - Friday, May 16, 2014
Retailers are used to throwing big sales. On Tuesday, it was investors who unloaded shares in several big retail chains, dragging down U.S. stocks and wiping out small gains from a day earlier.
Disappointing earnings from Staples, Dick's Sporting Goods, Urban Outfitters and others triggered the selling spree.