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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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General Motors Corp.

23 instances of misconduct since 1995 | $2,344.5M in penalties

The current automobile manufacturer bearing the name General Motors, General Motors Company LLC, (“New GM”), was founded in July 2009 after the bankruptcy of the General Motors Corporation (“Old GM”). The new company purchased many of the assets and liabilities of Old GM. General Motors produces vehicles in 37 countries under thirteen brands, including Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac.

Correspondence Date
Letter to General Motors 6/7/2008
FY Rank Contract Awards
2016 N/A $334.9M
2015 N/A $245.7M
2014 N/A $360.2M
2013 N/A $226.7M
2012 N/A $420.7M
2011 N/A $11.0M

23 Instances of Misconduct since 1995

2 additional instances of misconduct pending resolution.

Date Instance Penalty
Total  
5/25/2017 Fenner v. General Motors (Evading Emissions Standards)
General Motors Corp.
Pending
1/18/2017 Faulty Ignition Switches – SEC Settlement
General Motors Corp.
$1,000,000
12/23/2016 Monopolistic Pricing Behavior in China
General Motors Corp.
$0
9/17/2015 Faulty Ignition Switches – Civil Litigation Settlement
General Motors Corp.
$0
9/17/2015 Faulty Ignition Switches – Shareholder Lawsuit Settlement
General Motors Corp.
$0
9/16/2015 Faulty Ignition Switches – Federal Criminal Investigation Settlement
General Motors Corp.
$900,000,000
11/19/2014 Faulty Ignition Switches – Arizona Lawsuit
General Motors Corp.
Pending
5/16/2014 Faulty Ignition Switches – Department of Transportation Settlement
General Motors Corp.
$35,000,000
2/27/2012 New Market Vehicle Canadian Export Antitrust Lawsuits
General Motors Corp.
$21,000,000
1/31/2012 Cleanup at Superfund Sites in New Jersey, Maryland and Missouri
General Motors Corp.
$23,798,334
10/20/2010 Old GM Environmental Liabilities Settlement
General Motors Corp.
$773,000,000
11/5/2009 U.S. v. Bealko (Metals Fraud and Kickback Scheme)
General Motors Corp.
$0
7/21/2008 In re General Motors Securities Litigation
General Motors Corp.
$277,000,000
1/15/2008 In re General Motors ERISA Litigation
General Motors Corp.
$37,500,000
4/7/2006 Failure to Meet Report Deadlines
General Motors Corp.
$33,000
3/6/2006 UAW, et. al. v. General Motors Corporation (Health Care Benefits)
General Motors Corp.
$0
11/1/2004 Unauthorized Export of Technical Data
General Motors Corp.
$15,000,000
2/11/2003 Required Warranty Extensions
General Motors Corp.
$0
9/26/2001 Violations of the Civil Rights Act
General Motors Corp.
$1,250,000
7/21/2000 Breach of Contract
General Motors Corp.
$181,500,000
2/4/1998 Failure to Meet Air Resources Board Certification Standards
General Motors Corp.
$80,000
6/3/1997 Violations of Motor Vehicle Emissions Standards
General Motors Corp.
$1,300,000
12/19/1996 Breach of Contract and Negligence
General Motors Corp.
$32,000,000
11/21/1996 Unreadable Cost Disclosures in Advertisements
General Motors Corp.
$0
11/30/1995 Violations of the Clean Air Act
General Motors Corp.
$45,000,000

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