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2014-2017 Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC models recalled (again) for airbag, seatbelt issue
2014-2017 Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC models recalled (again) for airbag, seatbelt issue

Last September, General Motors issued a recall for 3.64 million vehicles registered in the U.S. The reason? Software that controlled those vehicles' safety devices--namely, airbags and seatbelt pretensioners--might occasionally slip into "test" mode, which would prevent the devices from being...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, yellow
GM recalls 3.64 million Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC vehicles for airbag issue: full list

General Motors is recalling more than 3.64 million Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC vehicles registered in the U.S. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the software that controls the airbags on those vehicles may not deploy the devices during collisions. The problem...Read More»

2016 Chevrolet Malibu
Recalls: Buick Encore, Regal, Verano; Chevrolet Cruze, Equinox, Malibu; GMC Terrain

General Motors is recalling 7,620 vehicles in the U.S. that may be equipped with faulty electronic park lock levers. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, those levers may allow drivers to remove their ignition keys without their vehicles being in "park"...Read More»

2016 Subaru Forester
Honda HR-V, Jeep Wrangler, Nissan Rogue, and other small SUVs have poor headlights, says IIHS

When most people go shopping for a new car, they go with a list of criteria--features that they absolutely must have in their new ride. These are typically things like good fuel economy, high-tech safety features, intuitive infotainment systems, and, according to some people, cup holders. One item...Read More»

2015 Toyota RAV4, IIHS small front overlap crash test
Hyundai Tucson, Toyota RAV4 protect passengers very differently in new IIHS tests: video [UPDATED]

Updated with a statement from Toyota. See below. Back in 2012, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety added a new challenge for automakers: the small front overlap test. As you might guess from the name, it was designed to evaluate how well cars protected occupants when vehicles collided with...Read More»

2017 Buick Encore, 2016 New York Auto Show
2017 Buick Encore video preview

The Buick Encore has been a surprise hit for GM’s premium nameplate. It’s turning four years old this year—and that means it’s time for an update. At the 2016 New York Auto Show, Buick gave the world its first look at the 2017 Encore. The Encore is still Buick’s...Read More»

2015 Buick Encore
2015 Buick Encore, Chevrolet Trax Recalled To Fix Power Steering Flaw

General Motors has issued a recall for Buck Encore and Chevrolet Trax vehicles from the 2015 model year. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from an electrical flaw that could cause them to lose power steering suddenly...Read More»

2015 Buick Encore
2015 Buick Encore, Chevrolet Trax Earn Top Safety Ratings

Two of the smallest crossover utility vehicles on the market have been awarded a very good set of safety ratings. The 2015 Buick Encore and 2015 Chevrolet Trax have both earned ‘good’ scores in all categories of Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) testing—including the...Read More»

2014 GM recalls (as of August 8)
More GM Recalls: Buick Encore; Cadillac ATS; Chevrolet Aveo, Impala, Spark; Pontiac G3; Saturn VUE

General Motors has issued yet another round of safety recalls affecting cars both new and old. The five recalls summarized in a statement from the automaker include 310,189 Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Pontiac, and Saturn vehicles from model years 2002 to 2015: READ: The 17 Most Important New Cars...Read More»

Every General Motors recall issued in 2014 (as of July 24)
General Motors Issues Six New Recalls Affecting 823,000 Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC Vehicles

For much of the spring, it seemed as if General Motors issued a new round of recalls every other day, but the automaker has been largely quiet on that front for over three weeks. Could the recall party be coming to an end? Based on a new press release from GM, the answer is probably "no". ALSO SEE...Read More»

2014 Buick Encore  -  Driven, February 2014
2014 Buick Encore: GM Beats Lexus To The Punch, With A Great Mini-RX

The 2014 Buick Encore is the kind of small car that your mom would probably like to drive. Why? Because with tidy proportions, easy entry and exit, a responsive-but-light driving experience, a super-quiet interior, and tech features that are present but not in the forefront, this is a car...Read More»

2013 Buick Encore
2013 Buick Encore: Pricing And Features Revealed

The wait is finally over, as the Encore to the three-row Buick Enclave is almost ready for young families everywhere. Revealed back at the Detroit Auto Show, the baby Buick crossover has been priced from $24,950. That price includes standard features like ten airbags, cornering brake control...Read More»

2013 Buick Encore
2013 Buick Encore: 2012 Detroit Auto Show Video

Buick revealed the 2013 Encore compact luxury crossover earlier this week at the Detroit Auto Show. Essentially creating a new segment in the markeplace, Buick is looking to attract new customers with this crossover vehicle. Based on the same platform as the Chevrolet Sonic, the Encore is very...Read More»

2013 Buick Encore
2013 Buick Encore: All-New Compact Luxury Crossover

What began as a progressive reveal using Buick’s Facebook fan page is now complete with the debut of the 2013 Buick Encore compact luxury crossover at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. Entering into a hotly-competitive field, Buick’s all-new five-passenger Encore is after family buyers who...Read More»

2013 Buick Encore
2013 Buick Encore: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Buick is quickly expanding its lineup, what with the Regal and new Verano, but it needs an encore to the Enclave. And that is exactly what it is naming its new compact crossover, the 2013 Encore. The new Encore's contemporary styling won't offend anyone. Up front, there's a dark-gray waterfall...Read More»

2013 Buick Encore teaser
2013 Buick Encore Crossover: 2012 Detroit Auto Show Preview

Buick today revealed the third section of its teaser image of the soon-to-be-revealed 2013 Encore. The full unveiling will come at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show next week. The latest image reveals the front end of the Encore, complete with the expected grille and a first look at the lower air dam...Read More»

Third Buick Encore Teaser
Update: 2013 Buick Encore Crossover Teaser Photos

With less than two weeks before the official full reveal at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, Buick has revealed two additional teaser photos of its all-new 2013 Buick Encore compact crossover. As we reported earlier, the new small Buick crossover bears some resemblance to its larger brother, the Buick...Read More»

2013 Buick Encore Teaser
2013 Buick Encore Teased

With just a few short weeks remaining before the 2012 Detroit Auto Show press days begin, January 9 and 10, Buick sends out this teaser photo of its all-new 2013 Encore five-passenger compact crossover making its world debut there. As our sister publication TheCarConnection notes, this new small...Read More»

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