5 New Recalls for GM Affecting 2.7 Million U.S. Vehicles

Today's recall topped the 10 million mark for General Motors in 2014. GM said the new recalls would cost $200 million on its second-quarter earnings report. The largest recall in today’s batch was for cars and trucks worldwide to fix five different safety problems that have triggered hundreds of complaints and some injuries, but no deaths. This recall includes a handful of … [Read more...]

VW Recalls 26,000 of the 2014 Models with 1.8T Engines

Following up on a stop-sale order from earlier this month, Volkswagen announced a voluntary recall of 26,452 vehicles that are powered by the brand's 1.8-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine for faulty O-rings that could cause a fluid leak. The recall includes the 2014 model year Passat, Jetta, Beetle and Beetle convertible, made between Feb. 1, 2014 and April 6, 2014. There … [Read more...]

GM Announces Three New Recalls

Can things possibly get any worse for General Motors?  GM announced yet another recall of 1.7 million vehicles, unrelated to last month's recall of 1.6 million.  In addition to the announcement of the new recall campaigns, GM also created a new executive position; Global Safety Chief.  Jeff Boyer, a long-time GM engineer, has been named the new vice president for global vehicle … [Read more...]

Early Warning Reporting System Improvement Act

Now that the current regulatory system proved to be a colossal failure for millions of owners of General Motors vehicles, members of Congress have proposed legislation to improve federal oversight. The Early Warning Reporting System Improvement Act, co-sponsored by Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), would require vehicle and equipment … [Read more...]

Congress to Investigate GM’s Recall of 1.6 Million Vehicles

A U.S. Congressional committee announced it would investigate General Motors amid reports that its employees knew, as far back as 2004, of a defective ignition switch. The House Energy and Commerce Committee will delve into how GM and NHTSA initially responded to the ignition problem, and why they failed to act quickly when the issue was first reported over a decade ago. The day … [Read more...]