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2012 Cadillac CTS Recalled For Potential Brake Failure
2012 Cadillac CTS Recalled For Potential Brake Failure

General Motors has issued a important recall for the 2012 Cadillac CTS. At issue: a flaw that could render the vehicle's brakes useless and dramatically increase the risk of a crash. The problem centers around a single nut on the CTS's power vacuum brake boost pushrod. According to a memo from the...Read More»

2009 Pontiac G8
2008 - 2009 Pontiac G8 Recalled For Airbag Delay

General Motors is recalling Pontiac G8 vehicles from model years 2008 and 2009. In certain circumstances, the airbag systems in those cars can suffer from a slight delay, meaning that the airbags deploy more slowly and offer less protection during crashes. According to a bulletin from the National...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Colorado Show Truck concept
Costco Offers Discounts On Chevy & GMC Vehicles Until Jan. 3

Planning to purchase a new Chevrolet or GMC vehicle in the coming months? If so, you might want to head over to Costco. According to a report in Automotive News, the wholesale club is offering special deals on select light trucks through January 3, 2012. Shoppers who purchase a Chevy or GMC during...Read More»

2012 Chrysler 200 sedan
October Auto Sales: The Leading Edge Of An Economic Rebound?

While U.S. economic news is hardly good, somehow auto sales again proved to be a bright spot in October. As the housing sector remains on a downward slide in much of the country, manufacturing growth slowed, and economists wondered how Greece's nearing economic meltdown will affect the global...Read More»

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Ally Offers Consumers A New Car Loan With Guaranteed Buy-Back Price

At a time when family car buyers are searching for every great deal they can get their hands on, Ally Financial has come up with what may be a very compelling proposition. The company is offering “Buyer’s Choice,” a new type of car loan that guarantees a buy-back price at the end...Read More»

General Motors' OnStar
Robocalls: New Threat To OnStar? What To Do If You Get One

There we were, driving along in our 2012 Chevrolet Sonic test car, when it spoke to us. "You have an incoming call," it said. Which was startling, since our prehistoric, coal-powered mobile phone is incapable of pairing with anything beyond a headset. Ah, yes, right, it's the built-in OnStar...Read More»

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New Type Of Car Loan Designed To Give Buyers Peace Of Mind

A car loan is a fairly straightforward financial transaction; to buy a new car, you agree to pay a lending institution a monthly amount to cover the principal and interest over a set period of time. What isn’t simple is that some cars depreciate faster than others, which potentially changes...Read More»

2011 Toyota FT-86 II Concept
Toyota To Topple As World's #1 Automaker, VW & GM Ride To Top

Volkswagen is bound and determined to become the world's largest automaker, and it promises to do so by 2018. According to industry analysts, VW could meet its goal this year -- seven years ahead of schedule -- but it may not stay on top for long. In terms of sales volume, Toyota is the world's...Read More»

GM's smartphone-based vehicle communication app
GM Develops Technology To Prevent Crashes

Safety technologies to help drivers minimize collisions on the road are a tremendous advancement, no doubt about it. But perhaps an even better solution is technology that can prevent crashes from ever occurring. At the recent Intelligent Transport World Systems Congress in Orlando, Florida...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Spark minicar unveiled in Detroit, October 2011
GM Network Hacked To Make Fun Of Rivals At 2013 Spark Unveiling -- Update

General Motors' web-wide blast of new cars and technology today has made quite an impression, but a prank--or at least what is being called a prank--at the company's Detroit headquarters today has left a different sort of mark--both on GM and on the prankster. A Wi-Fi router providing Internet...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Corvette Centennial Edition
2011 - 2012 Chevrolet Corvette Recalled For Liftgate Flaw

General Motors has issued a recall for Chevrolet Corvettes from the 2011 and 2012 model years. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the vehicles suffer from a problem with the hinges on the rear hatch, which could pose a safety hazard in the event of a...Read More»

GM corrosion engineer Christa Cooper inspects a Cruze body shell for rust. Image: © GM Corp.
GM Using Forensic Science To Build More Durable Cars

You can learn a lot by tearing a car down to its individual components, especially if that car has been force-aged to simulate years of life in the harshest possible environment. By applying forensic science to the automotive world, GM is doing just that with the new 2012 Chevrolet Cruze. Rust is...Read More»

2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT
GM To Help With Gas Gauge Repair Cost On 2005-2007 SUVs

Owners of model year 2005-2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer, Buick Rainier, GMC Envoy and Saab 9-7 SUVs who have faulty gas gauges will get some help from General Motors to pay for the repairs. GM has agreed to pay for half the cost to fix malfunctioning fuel sensors in select vehicles. The problem of...Read More»

2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer SS
GM Agrees To Subsidize Cost Of SUV Gas Gauge Repairs

Owners of 2005-07 Chevy Trailblazers, Buick Rainiers, GMC Envoys and Saab 9-7s share a common problem: in some vehicles, the fuel level indicated by the gas gauge doesn’t correspond with the amount of fuel actually in the tank. The cause of the problem is a fuel level sensor that can deliver...Read More»

RelayRides and OnStar
GM To Let OnStar Owners Rent Out Their Cars Using RelayRides

Car-sharing got a major boost this morning as General Motors announced a new partnership with RelayRides. GM plans to let OnStar subscribers loan out their vehicles using OnStar hardware. If you're unfamiliar with RelayRides, it's a car-sharing service comparable to Getaround. In a nutshell, car...Read More»

General Motors' OnStar
OnStar Is Watching (Even After Your Subscription Expires)

UPDATE: OnStar has issued a video clarifying the TOS. It's embedded below. Every day, it seems the world gets a little smaller, and like a slowly shrinking dormitory, it becomes harder to get any privacy. Sadly, the latest Terms of Service agreement from OnStar isn't making things easier for...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster
Hyundai Aces Brand Loyalty Study; Toyota, Ford Make The Top 100

The good news -- for Hyundai fans, at least -- is that the Korean automaker has driven to the top ten of Brand Keys' Customer Loyalty Leaders Index for a second year in a row. The bad news is that of the hundreds of brands that Brand Keys studied, no other car company broke the top 50, and just...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Corvette Engine Build Experience
GM Insists The Small Block V-8 Is Here To Stay

With automakers focused on hitting fuel economy standards for 2015 and beyond, it seems like the days of the small-block V-8 are surely numbered. After all, most automakers are downsizing engines and introducing hybrids and electric vehicles at an astounding rate; could it be that the storied...Read More»

2007 Saturn Sky Red Line Bob Lutz
"Maximum" Bob Lutz Returns To GM As Advisor

General Motors has announced that Bob Lutz, former Vice Chairman, will return to GM as a consultant. Lutz will be available to executives and senior leadership on a part-time basis, effective immediately. Lutz has a lengthy history in the automotive industry, including time at GM (from 1963 through...Read More»

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