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Ignition Switch

Executive vice president and general counsel at the General Motors Company Michael Millikin (L), and CEO of the General Motors Company Mary Barra (R) testify during a hearing before the Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance Subcommittee of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee July 17, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The subcommittee held hearing on "Examining Accountability and Corporate Culture in Wake of the GM Recalls."  (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senators Call On GM CEO To Fire Top Lawyer

Lawmakers put Barra on the spot, telling the CEO she should have fired GM’s corporate counsel, Michael Millikin, based on the conclusions of an internal report.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/19/2014

The General Motors headquarters is seen April 1, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. General Motors has recalled millions of vehicles in recent months due to a power steering defect and a faulty ignition-switch. (Credit: Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

How GM’s Ignition Switch Redesign Went Wrong

The switches, though, were too loose, touching off events that led to at least 13 deaths, more than 50 crashes and a raft of legal trouble for the Detroit automaker.

CBS Detroit–07/07/2014

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GM Worker Warned Company Of Switch Problem In 2005

The 2005 email, unearthed in April during a company wide review of ignition-switch problems, is more evidence that GM knew about safety problems for years but failed to recall troubled cars until recently.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/04/2014

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GM Recalls 7.6 Million More Cars Over Ignition Switch Defect

General Motors is recalling at least 7.6 million more vehicles dating back to 1997 to fix faulty ignition switches as the company’s safety crisis continues to grow.

07/02/2014

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GM Sales, Used-Car Values Hold Up Through Recalls

Consumers looking for a used vehicle aren’t shying away from GM models — even though more than 20 million GM cars and trucks have been recalled this year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/21/2014

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Federal Government Investigates 1.2 Million Chrysler Cars For Ignition Issues

Federal investigators want to know whether some Chrysler cars have a dangerous ignition switch problem.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/18/2014

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Woman Charged In 2004 Fatal Crash Sues GM

A woman who pleaded guilty to a criminal charge in a 2004 car crash that killed her fiance is suing General Motors Co.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/10/2014

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More Questions For GM’s CEO Mary Barra

The House Energy and Commerce Committee want to question General Motors CEO Mary Barra again about the automaker’s ignition switch recall.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/09/2014

General Motors Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra (center), Mark Reuss (left), Executive Vice President, and Dan Ammann (right), President, hold a press conference at the General Motors Technical Center on June 5, 2014 in Warren, Michigan. Barra spoke to provide an update on GM's internal investigation into the ignition switch recall at the General Motors Technical Center. (Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Engineer’s ‘Switch From Hell’ Began GM Recall Woes

By GM’s admission, the defective switches caused over 50 crashes and at least 13 deaths. Yet inside the auto giant, no one saw it as a safety problem. For 11 years.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/07/2014

Pictures of people killed in GM cars with defected key switches, were put of the ledge of the hearing room as General Motors Company CEO Mary Barra (L) answers questions during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, on April 1, 2014 in Washington, DC. The committee is hearing testimony on a safety defect that's been linked to at least 13 deaths and has sparked a 2.6 million-vehicle recall. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

“A Decision That Would Lead To Catastrophic Results” But Will There Be Legal Consequences For GM?

“A GM engineer chose to use an ignition switch in certain cars that was so far below GM’s own specification that it failed to keep the car powered on …”

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/05/2014

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