| Oct 28, 2014
| 11:25 AM
Embattled General Motors Chief Executive Mary Barra, eager to shift from months of safety-recall stories about the company's ongoing ignition-switch defect problem, had good news to share Tuesday morning.
Addressing the Detroit Economic Club, she...
| Oct 20, 2014
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is counseling owners of vehicles affected by the massive Takata airbag recall to act fast to replace their defective airbags. The recall, expanded several times during the year, involves airbags that...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 11:08 AM
General Motors said its general counsel, Michael Millikin, will retire early next year.
Millikin, the top legal officer at the automaker, has come under intense scrutiny for the way his department handled death and injury claims for a defective ignition...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 10:20 AM
Top U.S. automaker General Motors Co has emerged as a heavyweight ally of the wireless carriers battling against stricter Internet traffic rules, with a new letter that linked the issue to wirelessly connected cars.
In a letter to a Federal...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Like many former autoworkers, when Jim Mattson retired, he left the state where he'd spent his life and headed west.
But there was something he missed about Michigan from his RV park in Arizona.
Not the Detroit winters, certainly, nor the abysmal...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 1:00 PM
General Motors has issued a fresh set of vehicle recalls on Cadillacs, Saab SUVs and Chevy Sparks, and told its dealer network to immediately stop selling its brand-new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize pickup trucks.
The new trucks have...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 5:29 PM
Americans continued to buy more cars in September. All the major automakers except Ford, which is seeing stiff competition from rival pickup trucks, posted healthy gains in U.S. auto sales last month.
The industry sold 1.25 million vehicles in...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 5:35 AM
Chevy’s forthcoming Corvette Z06 will blast to 60 mph in less than three seconds, the automaker announced Wednesday.
That puts America's sports car, at a base price of $78,995, in the company of exotic cars such as the Porsche 911 Turbo S ($182,...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 5:44 AM
General Motors Co on Tuesday named an engineer to serve as its first cybersecurity chief as the No. 1 U.S. automaker and its rivals come under increasing pressure to better secure their vehicles against hackers.
The No. 1 U.S. automaker promoted manager...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 3:10 PM
General Motors Co is recalling hundreds of thousands of cars over a defect in the parking brake that could cause a fire, a letter by the top U.S. auto safety regulator showed.
The problem occurred with GM's 2013-2015 Cadillac XTS and the 2014-2015...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 11:25 AM
The number of people killed in crashes caused by a faulty ignition switch in older General Motors cars now stands at 19, almost 50% higher than the automaker’s previous estimate, and could rise to well over 100.
That is according to the first...