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Aug 27, 2014 — General Motors has recalled 29 million autos in North America this year. Dealers replacing the faulty parts aren't just fixing cars. They're repairing customers' relationships with the automaker.
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Jul 17, 2014 — Rodney O'Neal, CEO of Delphi Automotive, says the ignition switch was redesigned according to GM specifications. GM CEO Mary Barra acknowledged, "It's our responsibility."
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Jun 16, 2014 — The latest recall is in addition to the 2.6 million cars the automaker has already recalled for a similar problem.
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May 20, 2014 — The American auto company has faced intense criticism over its failure to recall more than 2 million vehicles with ignition switch problems linked to at least a dozen deaths.
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May 16, 2014 — The much-criticized recall of more than 2 million vehicles for ignition-switch and air-bag problems has resulted in a record fine for the automaker, the Department of Transportation says.
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Apr 8, 2014 — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is fining the automaker for not answers all of its questions about ignition switch problems, but General Motors says it's doing its best to comply.
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Apr 2, 2014 — For the second day, General Motors CEO Mary Barra faced tough questions from Congress about how her company responded to defects that contributed to at least 13 deaths.
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Apr 1, 2014 — Laura Christian, the birth mother of Amber Marie Rose, who was killed in an accident linked to the problem, says she's identified at least 29 victims.
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Apr 1, 2014 — Hinting at lawmakers' frustration and the grilling that awaited GM CEO Mary Barra, the event is titled, "The GM Ignition Switch Recall: Why Did It Take So Long?"
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Mar 28, 2014 — The recall covers 971,000 cars worldwide and includes all model years of the Chevy Cobalt, HHR, Pontiac G5, Solstice, Saturn Ion and Sky. It follows a recall of 1.6 million cars last month.
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