General Motors has come to an agreement set forth in a Consent Order signed by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in having failed to report its ignition switch defect at an appropriate time. GM admits in the Consent Order that it did not report on time. The agreement entails a $35 million fine.
General Motors CEO Mary Barra today testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance investigating the GM ignition switch recall.
Earlier in February, General Motors Thailand and Southeast Asia Operations celebrated the production of its millionth vehicle, a Chevrolet Trailblazer. Operations at the Rayong Assembly plant began in 2000.
General Motors expands its recall of specified 2003-2007 model year vehicles to fix the ignition switch, which may let the key move or switch to accessory or off position, thereby turning off the engine and most electrical components.
General Motors’ patent tech is reaching more of their trucks and cars. This includes an industry-first aluminum welding process,which enables increased use of aluminum to shave pounds to better fuel economy and driving performance in the 2014 Corvette Stingray.
General Motors is set to recall 1.5 million cars in China over safety concerns. This is one of the biggest ever car recalls in China. The recall is being resorted to due to defective bracket which could cause fuel leaks in extreme circumstances.
Advanced technologies apply precision to competitive benchmarking
DETROIT – Precision not patriotism is the focus of red, white and blue light scanning used by General Motors’ Competitive Benchmarking team to surgically dissect competitor vehicles.