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LAPD apologizes for tampering with patrol car recording equipment

LAPD apologizes for tampering with patrol car recording equipment

Filed under: Government/Legal Perhaps you've heard this line from a police officer or some other person of authority, "If you haven't done anything wrong, what do you have to hide?" That would probably be one of the many questions being asked by the Los Angeles Police Commission - the civilian over [more]
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Federal judge keeps recalled General Motors cars on road

Federal judge keeps recalled General Motors cars on road

Filed under: Government/Legal, Recalls, GM More than a quarter-million General Motors cars recalled for faulty ignition switches are staying on the road. On Thursday, a federal judge in Texas denied an emergency motion that would have idled all the affected cars until they are repaired. A Texas att [more]
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Documents show GM rejected better ignition switch in 2001

Documents show GM rejected better ignition switch in 2001

Filed under: Government/Legal, Recalls, Safety, GM Documents do not shed light on what motivated the decision to eschew use of the first switch. General Motors made a fateful choice in the fall of 2001. The company considered two options for ignition switches to be installed on the 2003 Saturn [more]
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General Motors creates new safety organization in wake of recall

General Motors creates new safety organization in wake of recall

Filed under: Government/Legal, Recalls, GM Barra announced that she's creating another group within the company that will monitor new products for safety issues. General Motors CEO Mary Barra continued to make changes Tuesday, which she said would help lead the embattled company out of a crisis [more]
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NTSB offers NHTSA advice on semi truck safety

NTSB offers NHTSA advice on semi truck safety

Filed under: Truck, Government/Legal, Safety, Work Based on studies conducted last year, the National Transportation Safety Board has sent seven recommendations to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration "to improve the safety of tractor-trailers." The suggestions range from changing act [more]
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Chrysler dealers terminated in bankruptcy still stuck in court

Chrysler dealers terminated in bankruptcy still stuck in court

Filed under: Government/Legal, Chrysler Part of the deal for the federal bailouts of Chrysler and General Motors was that both organizations were required to trim their vast array of dealerships. This move did not sit well with the people that would be losing out on franchises, though, and in Chrys [more]
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Ontario looks to liquidate its holdings in General Motors

Ontario looks to liquidate its holdings in General Motors

Filed under: Government/Legal, GM, Earnings/Financials, Canada The late-80s and early-90s saw the Canadian government divest itself from some of its largest state-owned businesses (known in Commonwealth countries as Crown Corporations) - particularly when it came to transport and energy companies. [more]
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Emails show NHTSA official felt GM often lagged on safety

Emails show NHTSA official felt GM often lagged on safety

Filed under: Auctions, Government/Legal, Recalls, GM Federal safety regulators had grown frustrated with what they felt was the company's indifferent attitude toward safety issues. General Motors has attempted to distance itself from a widening crisis over its botched handling of a deadly defec [more]
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GM not seeking NASA's help for ignition switch recall?

GM not seeking NASA's help for ignition switch recall?

Filed under: Government/Legal, Recalls, Safety, GM Despite previous reports, General Motors may not have sought the help of NASA in confirming that cars suffering from the ignition switch defect are safe to drive in certain conditions. The reports, which first began surfacing on Thursday, has been [more]
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Investigation reveals GM's Mary Barra knew of trouble in 2011

Investigation reveals GM's Mary Barra knew of trouble in 2011

Filed under: Government/Legal, GM Mary Barra received a letter warning of steering problems associated with certain models of the Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion. An investigation into ignition-switch defects in several General Motors vehicles revealed Friday the company's current CEO knew of t [more]
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Senate committee votes to keep driver black box data private

Senate committee votes to keep driver black box data private

Filed under: Government/Legal, Safety, TechnologyDrivers are one step safer to having improved privacy behind the wheel. The Senate Commerce Committee has granted bipartisan approval to legislation that aims to protect the information on automotive Event Data Recorders (EDR), also known as black box [more]
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General Motors announces another big ignition-related recall

General Motors announces another big ignition-related recall

Filed under: Government/Legal, Recalls, Safety, Chevrolet, Pontiac, Saturn The company is recalling 2.19 million of the same models to fix a problem that allows keys to be removed from ignitions that are not in the "off" position. Replacement parts for cars at the center of a massive General Mo [more]
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Two GM engineers put on paid leave pending recall investigation [w/video]

Two GM engineers put on paid leave pending recall investigation [w/video]

Filed under: Government/Legal, Recalls, GM The internal investigation General Motors is conducting regarding its response (and responsiveness) to the ignition switch recall might be having its first effects. The company has put two of its engineers on paid leave. According to The Detroit Free Press [more]
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Top Gear up for possible airing in North Korea?

Top Gear up for possible airing in North Korea?

Filed under: Government/Legal, TV/Movies Top Gear has a habit of poking fun at, um, everyone. Considering that, we find the idea that "Dear Leader" Kim Jong-un is thinking about allowing the world's greatest motoring show onto the ultra-censored screens of North Korea to be kind of surprising. Afte [more]
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UAW workers at Corvette factory authorize strike

UAW workers at Corvette factory authorize strike

Filed under: Convertible, Coupe, Performance, Government/Legal, Plants/Manufacturing, Chevrolet, UAW/UnionsUAW members have voted nearly unanimously in favor of authorizing a strike at the General Motors factory in Bowling Green, KY, home of the Chevrolet Corvette. As we explained yesterday, though, [more]
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General Motors not fully cooperating with investigators, NHTSA says

General Motors not fully cooperating with investigators, NHTSA says

Filed under: Government/Legal, Recalls, GM General Motors is not fully cooperating with a federal probe of its defective ignition switches, investigators charged Tuesday. In a letter to the beleaguered automaker, the lead attorney for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said GM was [more]
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Center for Auto Safety calling for Chevy Impala airbag probe

Center for Auto Safety calling for Chevy Impala airbag probe

Filed under: Budget, Sedan, Government/Legal, Recalls, Safety, Chevrolet The Center for Auto Safety and its leader, Clarence Ditlow, have taken aim at General Motors again, this timing writing to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration about the 2003 to 2010 Chevrolet Impala. If you've b [more]
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San Francisco sees spate of Smart tipping [w/video]

San Francisco sees spate of Smart tipping [w/video]

Filed under: Coupe, Budget, Government/Legal, Smart Among the ten commandments of the car guy, near the top is "Thou shalt not mess with thy neighbor's vehicle, regardless of how awful it may be." That said, we can't help but giggle every time we look at the image above. Apparently, some delinquen [more]
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Texan tries out new Camaro ZL1 Underwater Edition [w/video]

Texan tries out new Camaro ZL1 Underwater Edition [w/video]

Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Government/Legal, Videos, Chevrolet Texans, please stay away from water in your sports cars. Now, this latest fiasco isn't quite so dire as the Lone Star State's last attempt at an amphibious sportscar - a waterlogged Bugatti Veyron - although that's largely because [more]
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America has too much parking, just not in the cities that need it

America has too much parking, just not in the cities that need it

Filed under: Etc., Government/Legal It always seems that parking is easy to find when you don't need it, and it turns out that there might be a reason for that. New studies conducted by the University of Connecticut have found that the US might actually have too many spaces, especially in cities wh [more]
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