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GM is late delivering ignition switch fix to dealers

By Tim McLaughlin (Reuters) - General Motors Co <GM.N> is running two days behind Chief Executive Mary Barra's plan to begin shipping replacement ignition switches in its massive recall, dealerships and the company said on Tuesday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also said on Tuesday that GM had missed an April 3 deadline to respond to the agency's request for information about the recall. GM said it was cooperating fully.

GM to invest $450 million in two Michigan plants: Detroit News

(Reuters) - General Motors Co <GM.N> is expected to announce on Tuesday a $450 million investment plan in two of its Michigan plants to bolster its electric car research and production capabilities, the Detroit News reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The investment is expected to add 1,400 jobs and it will be divided between GM's Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant and Brownstown township battery assembly facility in Michigan, the newspaper said. (http://link.reuters.com/ver38v)

GM files 200,000 pages of documents about recall to safety agency

DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co <GM.N> said it has submitted most of the answers that U.S. safety regulators sought from the automaker about a defective ignition switch linked to at least 13 deaths. In response to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, GM sent some 200,000 pages of documents to the safety agency by a Thursday midnight deadline, GM spokesman Greg Martin said on Friday. The company has provided answers to nearly 65 percent of the 107 questions that the NHTSA asked, he said.

Dealers say GM customer anxiety rising, sales may take hit

By Tim McLaughlin BOSTON (Reuters) - An ignition switch defect linked to deadly crashes and mounting recalls are raising anxiety in General Motors Co showrooms, according to dealers who increasingly are fielding calls from customers concerned about the safety of GM cars. The Ancira Auto Group in San Antonio, Texas, expected a banner March after a strong February, but it came up 28 vehicles short of its goal of selling 200 cars and trucks, Vice President April Ancira said in an email.

Dealers say GM customer anxiety rising, sales may take hit

By Tim McLaughlin BOSTON (Reuters) - An ignition switch defect linked to deadly crashes and mounting recalls are raising anxiety in General Motors Co showrooms, according to dealers who increasingly are fielding calls from customers concerned about the safety of GM cars. The Ancira Auto Group in San Antonio, Texas, expected a banner March after a strong February, but it came up 28 vehicles short of its goal of selling 200 cars and trucks, Vice President April Ancira said in an email.

On the hot seat: New GM CEO Mary Barra is unflappable, sometimes unresponsive in House hearing

WASHINGTON - General Motors CEO Mary Barra didn't squirm on the hot seat Tuesday. On the job less than three months, she calmly answered or deflected tough questions from a congressional committee about faulty parts responsible for at least 13 deaths and the recall of 2.6 million cars.

Congress presses GM CEO, head of auto safety agency to explain delay in GM recall

WASHINGTON - Congress is demanding answers from the new CEO of General Motors and the head of the nation's auto safety watchdog about why it took at least a decade to recall cars with a defective part that is now linked to 13 deaths.

Weather, incentives help lift March U.S. auto sales

By Bernie Woodall and Deepa Seetharaman DETROIT/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - U.S. auto sales inched up more than expected in March after two months when weather reduced demand, and at least two auto industry executives said a more robust sales rebound could come in April.

Crash victim families press GM, Barra set to testify

Relatives of car crash victims and lawmakers demanded accountability from embattled US automaker GM Tuesday as its CEO prepared to face Congress, amid claims that a $2 fix could have saved lives. Chief executive Mary Barra will likely get a grilling over why General Motors ignored an ignition switch defect for a decade despite numerous accident reports and 13 deaths.

GM Korea's March sales plunge 21.4 pct

SEOUL, April 1 (Yonhap) -- GM Korea Co., the local unit of General Motors Co. of the United States, said Tuesday that its sales for March plunged 21.4 percent from a year earlier, due mainly to weak overseas demand. South Korea's third-largest carmaker sold a total of 61,446 vehicles last month, down from 78,203 units sold a year earlier, the company said in a press release.
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