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The U.S. agency that tracks vehicle safety defects didn't recognize a pattern of air bag failures in General Motors Co. cars that would later be linked to flawed ignition switch design, congressional investigators concluded.
8 hrs ago | The Janesville Gazette
James K. Ploegert, age 86, of Janesville, died on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at Rock Haven Nursing Home, Janesville.
A US Senate subcommittee will hold a hearing Tuesday to probe the slackardly performance by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in enforcing auto and highway safety laws. The trigger for this hearing is the NHTSA's failure to press General Motors on ignition switch complaints.
The death toll tied to faulty ignition switches in General Motors small cars has risen to 19, according to a compensation expert hired by the company. The number is likely to go higher.
Flags wave in front of the General Motors complex in 2010 in Detroit. A compensation fund has approved 19 death claims related to the company's ignition switch issue.
Information related to settlement funds to be awarded by General Motors , stemming from their recall of automobiles affected by faulty ignition switches, reveals the number of deaths caused by the defect is higher than the automaker initially acknowledged. The Detroit Free Press reported today that 19 different families will receive compensation despite GM's previous claims that the number of deaths linked to ignition-switch failures, which can cause the engine to turn off while the car is moving and effectively deactivate the car's airbags, was as low as 13. Given that the deadline for applications for compensation is not until the end of this year, this number, too, is expected to climb.
General Motors Co will pay compensation for 19 deaths linked to a faulty ignition switch, according to the lawyer overseeing the process, more than the 13 deaths the automaker had previously admitted were caused by the now recalled part. Outside attorney Ken Feinberg is still reviewing claims of death and injury that occurred due to the risk that an ignition switch installed in 2.6 million GM cars can slip out of the "run" position, stalling the vehicles and disabling the cars' airbags.
An Acura RLX sedan demonstrated an unusual way to tow another car this week: the vehicles were not physically attached. The second car drove itself, following instructions beamed over by the first in a feat of technology that indicates a new stage in automation is happening faster than many expected.
Major brand sponsors are watching closely to make sure the National Football League doesn't fumble the investigation into how its executives handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case. For big companies like Anheuser-Busch, General Motors and Procter & Gamble, an NFL sponsorship is a coveted prize.
Courtesy photo Findlay Cadillac staffers, from left, Dave Neyman, Jennifer Jackson-Parvari and Don Kot combine for more than 60 years in the car business. Findlay Cadillac, already rated among the top dealerships of its kind in the nation, has bolstered its staff by adding three members with more than 60 collective years in the car business.
Washington -- General Motors Co. told its dealers to halt sales of about 2,800 new Chevrolet Corvettes for possible defects.
General Motors purchased the former Warren headquarters of an advertising agency that recently moved to downtown Detroit.
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Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 09:38 am
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