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303 deaths recorded in GM cars recalled for failed air bags

303 deaths recorded in GM cars recalled for failed air bags

WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- A review of crash data compiled by U.S. officials indicated 303 people died after the air bags failed to deploy in two passenger car models recalled last month.
GM says it knew about ignition switch problems earlier

GM says it knew about ignition switch problems earlier

NEW YORK, March 13 (UPI) -- General Motors says it knew about a faulty ignition switch in some of its vehicles since 2001 -- three years before the issue was first acknowledged.
Biden: Romney auto ad 'outrageous lie'

Biden: Romney auto ad 'outrageous lie'

SARASOTA, Fla., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Vice President Joe Biden joined auto executives and fact checkers in criticizing a Romney campaign ad, telling voters in Florida the ad is an "outrageous lie."
GM: Gap between Romney ad and 'reality'

GM: Gap between Romney ad and 'reality'

DETROIT, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- A General Motors Co. spokesman said a Romney campaign ad in Ohio shows there are "Hubble telescope-length distances between campaign ads and reality."

Battery explodes at GM Tech Center

WARREN, Mich., April 11 (UPI) -- A battery exploded Wednesday at a GM Tech Center battery research lab in Warren, Mich., General Motors Co. officials said.
GM CEO to donate $1M to housing program

GM CEO to donate $1M to housing program

DETROIT, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- General Motors Co. confirmed Wednesday that Chief Executive Officer Daniel Akerson is writing a check for $1 million for Habitat for Humanity.
GM would consider limited Volt buyback

GM would consider limited Volt buyback

DETROIT, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. automaker General Motors Co. says it is offering loaner cars to owners worried about battery fires and would consider repurchasing cars in some cases.
U.S. opens Chevy Volt investigation

U.S. opens Chevy Volt investigation

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. regulators said they have begun a "safety defect investigation" of the Chevy Volt, "which could experience a battery-related fire following a crash."
Electric Volt car catches fire after test

Electric Volt car catches fire after test

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- A Chevrolet Volt that had its lithium-ion battery damaged in a U.S. government crash test caught fire after sitting in storage for three weeks, officials said.
GM to repay $5.8 billion in loans early

GM to repay $5.8 billion in loans early

DETROIT, April 20 (UPI) -- General Motors Co. is poised to announce it will repay the U.S. government $5.8 billion two months early, sources told The Detroit News.

Panel: Hydrogen cars $200B investment

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- The National Academies of Science has recommended the United States spend $200 billion to speed up deployment of hydrogen-powered cars.

Automakers to rally against fuel standards

CHICAGO, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. automakers say proposed fuel-efficiency standards would cost billions and risk jobs if they had to stop making their biggest, most profitable models.

Planes come within 100 feet at O'Hare

CHICAGO, March 25 (UPI) -- The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating two near-collisions during the past week at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.

FAA inspector questions Northwest safety

ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- A federal inspector has been reassigned after raising safety concerns about Northwest Airlines during a mechanics' strike against the carrier.

2 missing, 11 hurt in N.J. plane crash

TETERBORO, N.J., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Two people were missing and 11 injured early Wednesday after a small jet skidded on take-off and hit a warehouse in Teterboro, N.J. Greg Martin, of the Federal Aviation Administration in Washington, said it appeared the plane was departing Runway 6 when i
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