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Chevrolet Cobalt

General Motors is recalling nearly 60,000 2010 model-year Chevrolet Cobalt cars in the U.S. because faulty routing of a sensor wire might cause the roof-mounted driver's-side air bag to malfunction during a crash. Also, another 13,950 Cobalts will be recalled in Canada. Here's a report from Reuters/CNBC.

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GM Car Owners Urged to Schedule Recall Repairs

Now that GM dealers have enough ignition switch replacement parts on hand, the National Highway Traffic is spreading the word to vehicle owners who haven’t yet scheduled an appointment for the free safety recall remedy.

Barra Defends Actions of GM's Chief Counsel

During a Senate subcommittee hearing on July 17, GM CEO Mary Barra strongly defended the company's decision to retain Michael Millikin as GM general counsel. The attorney drew sharp criticism from Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), who argued GM should have fired Millikin in the wake of the Valukas report's conclusions. Millikin, who was seated next to Barra at the hearing, stated he first learned of the Cobalt ignition switch defect in February of this year. Here's hearing video footage from AP. To read the full story, click here.

Barra Provides Update on GM's Ignition Switch Recall

General Motors CEO Mary Barra testified before a U.S. Senate subcommittee on July 17, stating "our work to fully understand and fix the mistakes that led to the ignition switch recall is well underway." Here's video footage of some of her testimony before a subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. The Wall Street Journal produced the video.  To read the full story, click here.

GM Fined $35M for Recall Delays

General Motors agrees to pay the maximum penalty for lack of timeliness in reporting the ignition switch defect, which caused airbags to fail in some Chevrolet Cobalt cars and other GM models.

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