971K cars added to GM ignition switch recall

GM's massive ignition switch recall, which initially featured 1.6M cars in February, has been expanded to include certain 2008-2011 models of the Chevy Cobalt and HHR, Pontiac G5 and Solstice, and Saturn Sky.

The recall originally featured older models of the aforementioned cars, as well as the Saturn Ion. Though GM says the newer models feature a redesigned ignition switch, some may have been repaired with potentially faulty older replacement parts.

Regulators and class-action lawyers have already sprung into action over GM's faulty ignition switches, which have been linked to a dozen deaths. CEO Mary Barra is set to testify before Congress on Tuesday.

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  • funfundvierzig
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    Is there no end to the overwhelming incompetence and the depletion of ethical practice at this corrupt motorcar company? …funfun..
    28 Mar 2014, 07:40 PM Reply Like
  • chopchop0
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    Good enough for "government work"
    28 Mar 2014, 09:00 PM Reply Like
  • The Rebel
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    They are finally going to get what they deserve.
    28 Mar 2014, 10:59 PM Reply Like
  • 911Slade
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    Unlikely for a few reasons. Many of the dirtbags that made the decisions have moved on and the BK really complicates any recovery.
    30 Mar 2014, 05:28 AM Reply Like
  • june1234
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    Recalling GM would be simpler.
    29 Mar 2014, 07:17 AM Reply Like
  • arnot-1
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    I will NEVER buy another GM product. I "heard" the fix would have cost $1/car.
    No one can imagine the heartache of the relatives of those who died due to GM's greed.
    29 Mar 2014, 07:08 PM Reply Like
  • GaryLee276
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    I will never buy a GM car again. I first said this years ago. Totally dysfunctional.
    30 Mar 2014, 04:32 AM Reply Like
  • Argentum et Aurum
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    Is it just me or do others find it interesting how quiet Chairman Obama is on G.M.? I wonder how much grandstanding he would be doing if this were Honda or Toyota?
    30 Mar 2014, 05:03 AM Reply Like
  • Rose_Colored_Glasses
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    What will be interesting is if they try to assert bankruptcy - new entity protection for the cars produced before the bailout. Hey this is a new GM go talk to the old GM kind of a deal. Then Mr. Obama will have his ample ears perk up. Hope he does the right thing and honors the liability - sure looks like that is what is going on - but the trials may be affected since they will likely occur and settle after 2016
    30 Mar 2014, 05:12 AM Reply Like
  • mobyss
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    "Bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive"


    - Obama campaign 2012


    "Oh, and a few dozen people are dead due to GM"


    - Obama, never
    30 Mar 2014, 08:02 PM Reply Like
  • funfundvierzig
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    Bottom-line, GM's long suffering shareholders will be ponying up multi-$billions for victims' funds and fines and settlements in a flood of lawsuits. Not to be touched is the huge pool of money used daily for the lavish compensation of GM's hubris-heavy executives and Directors. …funfun..
    30 Mar 2014, 08:43 AM Reply Like
  • Lakeaffect
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    Well the old adage "There is never just one cockroach" is proven once again.
    30 Mar 2014, 11:27 AM Reply Like
  • Lakeaffect
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    Another day, another recall. Saturday (yesterday) GM added ANOTHER 672,000 vehicles to the recalls to correct leaking trannies that could catch fire on new 2014 Trucks and cars.
    30 Mar 2014, 07:14 PM Reply Like
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