Tag: General Motors

Closing Factories in Wisconsin Put Paul Ryan’s Trade Agenda in Spotlight

Ahead of Tuesday’s Wisconsin primary election, the closure of both the General Motors plant in Janesville, Wisconsin — Speaker Paul Ryan’s hometown — as well as the recent closure of the Oscar Meyer plant in Madison, Wisconsin has put a spotlight on Paul Ryan’s long-standing support for trade globalism.

GM 2014 Recalls Outnumber Population of Texas

GM 2014 Recalls Outnumber Population of Texas

General Motors Co. announced on Wednesday six new recalls for 717,950 U.S. vehicles, bringing its 2014 total recalls to 29 million worldwide, 25.7 million of which have been in the United States.  That works out to more recalls worldwide than

General Motors Warned of Vehicle Safety Defects in 2002

General Motors Warned of Vehicle Safety Defects in 2002

(Reuters) – A former head of General Motors corporate quality audit warned the company’s board in a letter in 2002 that it needed to “stop the continued shipment of unsafe vehicles” and “recall suspect vehicles that were already in customers’

GM Recalls 3.4M More Cars for Ignition Problems

GM Recalls 3.4M More Cars for Ignition Problems

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling another 3 million cars because of a defect that causes a similar problem to one that led to an earlier massive recall of small cars, and is linked to 13 deaths. The ignition

General Motors Recalls 2.4 Million More Vehicles

General Motors Recalls 2.4 Million More Vehicles

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

Toyota Recalls Over 6 Million Vehicles

Toyota Recalls Over 6 Million Vehicles

In the continuing fallout following General Motors’ admission that for years it failed to recall of 2.6 million vehicles with known life threatening risks, Toyota Motor Corp on April 9th announced it would recall 6.39 million faulty vehicles in the company’s

Five Takeaways from the GM Safety Debacle

Five Takeaways from the GM Safety Debacle

Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, was called before Senate and House Committees last week to explain why a faulty ignition switch, responsible for at least 13 crash deaths, was not recalled for several years in vehicles manufactured by GM.

GM Recall Scandal Goes Straight to the White House

GM Recall Scandal Goes Straight to the White House

New General Motors CEO Mary Barra will testify before Congress Tuesday about why it took so long for GM to issue product safety recalls involving faulty ignition switches that caused air bags to fail in crashes, contributing to thirteen deaths.