US Automotive News

Congress to Investigate GM Recall – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

DETROIT—General Motors Co. faced new pressure from a powerful member of Congress to explain why it took nearly a decade to recall 1.6 million vehicles for faulty ignitions linked to 13 deaths, even as the auto maker hired a high-profile lawyer to lead its internal investigation and stepped up warnings to customers. Late Monday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee said it would launch an investigation into the slow recall…

William Clay Ford, Auto Family Scion and Detroit Lions Owner, Dies at 88 – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

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Families plunge back into grief with GM recalls – USA TODAY

Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Natasha Weigel was killed in a 2006 Chevy Cobalt crash in Wisconsin.(Photo: Family photo) General Motors’ massive recall of faulty cars came eight years after Doug Weigel tucked a white hockey jersey inside his 18-year-old daughter’s casket and cried himself into accepting her death as just part of life, unavoidable. For Weigel, the consequences of the automaker’s announcement that some of its malfunctioning cars have killed people are carved in…

Now Comes Hard Part for GM: The Repairs – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

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GM hires law firms it works with to probe recall response – Reuters

Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

DETROIT (Reuters) – General Motors hired two law firms with ties to the automaker to look into its recall of cars blamed for 13 deaths, and a Congressional committee said it would also investigate the company’s response to a defect that first came to light a decade ago. The internal probe will be led by Jenner & Block Chairman Anton “Tony” Valukas, who investigated Lehman Brothers after the financial services…