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  • GM ignition-switch death toll, now at 13, likely to grow, NHTSA says

    GM ignition-switch death toll, now at 13, likely to grow, NHTSA says
    General Motors should be prepared to acknowledge that more than 13 people died as a result of faulty ignition switches installed in its vehicles, the head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said. The company was aware of problems with...
  • Economic impact of traffic accidents? About $1 trillion a year

    Economic impact of traffic accidents? About $1 trillion a year
    Motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. every year have an economic toll of almost $1 trillion. That includes $277 billion in actual cost, and an estimated $594 billion in "harm from the loss of life and the pain and decreased quality of life due to injuries,...
  • Ford recalls 1.1 million SUVs on possible power steering loss

    Ford recalls 1.1 million SUVs on possible power steering loss
    DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co said on Thursday it is recalling a total of 1.1 million SUVs in North America for the possible loss of power steering. Ford said 195,527 Explorer SUVs in North America from the 2011 to 2013 model years are to be...
  • Another big recall for GM: 2.7 million vehicles

    Another big recall for GM: 2.7 million vehicles
    General Motors announced another mammoth recall Thursday, this time for 2.7 million vehicles in the U.S., including its Corvette, Malibu sedans, Silverado pickup trucks and millions of older cars. The bulk of the recall involves about 2.4 million 2004-...
  • Auto recalls speed up, are on track to break a record

    Auto recalls speed up, are on track to break a record
    American car owners have been peppered by recall announcements in 2014, as automakers have issued almost 20 million vehicle safety announcements so far this year. No, the world's cars aren't falling apart. But headlines and lawsuits over slow recalls...
  • DUI checkpoint to be conducted

    Glendale police will conduct a DUI checkpoint Saturday night at an undisclosed location in the city. The grant-funded operation will take place between 6 p.m. and 2 a.m., police said. Officers will be on the lookout for drivers who may be under the...
  • General Motors fined $35 million for recall delays, still being probed

    General Motors Co. has been fined $35 million by the U.S. Department of Transportation for waiting a decade to issue recalls for vehicles with faulty ignition switches that have been linked to 13 deaths. The fine against the country's biggest car...
  • Hyundai recalling more than 140,000 Tucson crossover vehicles

    Hyundai recalling more than 140,000 Tucson crossover vehicles
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hyundai Motor Co is recalling more than 140,000 Tucson crossover utility vehicles because the air bag assembly may come loose from its mounting on the steering wheel, according to documents filed with U.S. auto safety regulators....
  • The 69 words GM couldn't use in discussing recalls

    Tony Cervone has some memorization ahead of him. There are 69 words that his new employer desperately wants to keep out of people’s minds -- words like "mutilating," "inferno," and "Kevorkianesque." General Motors announced Monday that it had hired...
  • GM recalls another 2.42 million vehicles

    GM recalls another 2.42 million vehicles
    General Motors is recalling an additional 2.42 million vehicles in four separate recalls, including an expansion of the Chevy Malibu recall that was announced on May 16. The previous Malibu recall was one of five recalls that encompassed 2.7 million GM...
  • Dancing around DUIs [Editorial]

    Dancing around DUIs  [Editorial]
    Last week, Gov. Martin O'Malley signed into law legislation requiring that adults caught and convicted of drunk driving while transporting a child younger than age 16 be required to install an ignition interlock system — a device that won't let them...