General Motors also plans new “connected car” to help prevent crashes.
Chrysler sales rose 20 percent. Ford sales flat. GM down 1 percent.
Now, the new car can tattle on any valet who doesn’t take a slow, direct route to a parking space.
The U.S. government is offering a free online service for drivers to find out if their vehicles have been recalled but not repaired.
Sixty-three death claims have been filed so far with the lawyer handling payments for those involved in wrecks caused by faulty GM ignition switches. A compensation expert spokeswoman said 125 claims were received Friday.
General Motors says it has made progress in fixing its recall website so that it correctly lists all the cars that need recall repairs.
General Motors says second-quarter profit fell 85 percent as recall costs chopped $1.5 billion from the bottom line.
A former prosecutor has asked a Texas agency to pardon a woman who pleaded guilty in a 2004 car crash that killed her fiance but which her attorney says was caused by a faulty General Motors ignition switch.
The 2005 email, unearthed in April during a company wide review of ignition-switch problems, is more evidence that GM knew about safety problems for years but failed to recall troubled cars until recently.
Seasonally Adjusted Annual Sales Rate hits 17 million for the first time since 2007, as customers ignore recall news.
General Motors is recalling at least 7.6 million more vehicles dating back to 1997 to fix faulty ignition switches as the company’s safety crisis continues to grow.
When Kenneth Feinberg announces the terms of General Motors’ plan to pay victims of crashes caused by bad ignition switches, he’ll have an open wallet.