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GM Will Pay 19 Death Claims for Faulty Ignitions

Up from 13, but hundreds more claims still under review

(Newser) - General Motors' compensation expert in cases involving faulty ignition switches has determined that 19 wrongful death claims are eligible for payments from the company. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg has received 125 death claims due to the faulty switches in older-model small cars such as the Chevrolet Cobalt. He says in a... More »

GM Recalls 475K Chevy Cruzes

Automaker says the engines might catch fire

(Newser) - A black eye for GM today: It's recalling more than 475,000 Chevy Cruzes because the engines might start on fire, reports the Detroit Free Press . The recall covers all those in the 2011-12 model years and comes after reports of 30 fires. Most occurred after fluid got trapped... More »

Hybrids' New Rival: Ye Olde Gas Engine

Conventional cars are giving hybrids a run for their money

(Newser) - Hybrids are gas-sipping wonders, and electric cars may be the green wave of the future, but oil-addicted America's best hope may be ... the conventional gasoline engine, reports the Washington Post . GM, Ford, and Hyundai are now selling cars with conventional engines that get 40mpg or better on the highway, and... More »

$1B Buys Quiet, 'Potent' Ride

(Newser) - To allay skepticism about progress on the development of the much-ballyhooed Chevrolet Volt, GM let Chuck Squatriglia of Wired take an engineering prototype for a spin. The vehicle—a Chevy Cruze with a Volt drivetrain—didn’t look like much, and not all of the features worked, but the ride... More »

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