Jul 24, 2014

GM issues six more safety recalls

General Motors issued six more recalls on Wednesday, bringing its annual total to 60 recalls covering almost 30 million vehicles. The latest recalls cover nearly 823,000 cars, trucks and SUVs mostly in North America but including a small number of exports. The largest is ...

Jul 1, 2014

GM fund for ignition defect victims to offer wide eligibility

The compensation fund for victims of General Motors Co’s defective ignition switch will be open to a broad range of people, with family members of those who died as a result eligible for at least $1 million, the attorney in charge of the fund ...

Toyota gives California push with hydrogen fuel stations

May 2, 2014

Toyota gives California push with hydrogen fuel stations

Toyota Motor Corp. is funding a startup led by General Motors Co.’s former marketing chief to accelerate the opening of hydrogen fuel stations in California for zero-emission cars. Toyota is backing FirstElement Fuel, led by Joel Ewanick, with an investment of at least $7.2 ...

Apr 12, 2014

Documents show GM knew of defects

General Motors engineers were well aware of serious problems with ignition switches in GM small cars, but rejected several opportunities to make fixes, dozens of confidential documents released Friday by a congressional committee showed. Parts supplier Delphi Automotive also repeatedly tested switches and found ...

Mar 29, 2014

Recalls push GM total to 4.8 million

General Motors announced two more recalls, bringing to 4.8 million the number of cars, trucks and SUVs the automaker has called back for repairs in the past month. The string of recalls, topped by an ignition switch problem in compact cars now linked to ...

Toyota plant closures put paid to Aussie industry

Feb 11, 2014

Toyota plant closures put paid to Aussie industry

Toyota Motor Corp. will stop building cars in Australia in 2017, spelling the end of the local industry after Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co. announced last year they also plan to pull out. Toyota, which started making cars in the country in ...