Nissan is recalling more than 1,800 Infiniti SUVs throughout the U.S. due to an airbag problem that could cause shrapnel to shoot shrapnel into the passenger compartment.
“I want it understood that they day of GM being a polite competitor is over,” Barra tells the Detroit Economic Club.
The automaker posted a net profit of $1.38 billion, or 81 cents per share, from July through September.
Despite the heavy publicity surrounding the scandal, many drivers evidently haven’t heard of the recall or haven’t grasped how serious the defect is…
The recalls involve the Cadillac SRX and Saab 9-4X, as well as the Chevrolet Spark.
GM and Chrysler sales increase 19 percent. Ford sales drop 3 percent.
September sales won’t be as hot as August, the best month in eight years, but industry analysts still expect them to be strong.
The death toll from crashes involving GM small cars with faulty ignition switches is at least 21.
GM says the electronic parking brake arm that applies pressure to the back of the brake pads may not fully retract after use.
According to the recall, 221,558 Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Impala sedans possibly have brake pads that can stay partially engaged even when they’re not needed, increasing the risk of a fire.