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2009-2010 Chevrolet Impala recalled for airbag problem: 289,000 vehicles affected
2009-2010 Chevrolet Impala recalled for airbag problem: 289,000 vehicles affected

Nearly a year ago, General Motors recalled the 2014-2015 Chevrolet Impala for a problem affecting the car's passenger detection system, which activates and disables the passenger-side airbags, depending on whether an adult is riding shotgun. Now, Impala models from 2009 and 2010 may be experiencing...Read More»

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GM dodges some, but not all, Switchgate lawsuits

Last week was something of a roller coaster for General Motors and its legal team. On Wednesday, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that GM could indeed be sued for damages stemming from the faulty ignition switches installed on vehicles made before GM's 2009 restructuring. Because those...Read More»

General Motors ignition assembly parts, packaged and shipped Thursday, April 17, 2014
Bankruptcy, schmankruptcy: Switchgate plaintiffs can sue new General Motors for old GM's mistakes

With all the news about Volkswagen, Takata, and Tesla these days, you might have forgotten about General Motors' Switchgate fiasco. That scandal began in February 2014 and seemed to wrap up last summer, when Ken Feinberg determined that 124 deaths were caused by the company faulty ignition...Read More»

UK flag (aka the Union Jack)
Brexit & the auto industry: brace yourselves

Last week, voters across the United Kingdom trudged to the polls to determine whether the UK should remain a part of the European Union or go it alone. When the ballots were counted, 52 percent had opted for independence. After a brief, shocked pause, panic ensued. Financial markets collapsed...Read More»

Cadillac House
Are there too many luxury cars? Cadillac needs to know

Cadillac is in the process of reinventing itself--or at least its public face. The question is: what will it become? And perhaps more importantly: where will it fit in today's crowded luxury market? Auto market losing steam (again) Not so long ago, Planet Earth's major economies had a major...Read More»

Uber driver (photo by Uber)
Toyota & Uber take on GM & Lyft

Everyone is talking about "mobility" these days, especially forward-thinking folks in the auto industry. That's because car companies know that huge changes lie ahead, including electrification, autonomization, and the arrival of tech firms in the auto marketplace. (Looking at you, Apple, Google.)...Read More»

2016 GMC Acadia
GM offering gift cards to make up for MPG errors, but do the problems run deeper?

Two weeks ago, General Motors ordered dealers to stop selling the 2016 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, and GMC Acadia until it could replace EPA stickers that overstated the SUVs' fuel economy. Last week, reports began to emerge that GM was planning to compensate 170,000 or so consumers who'd...Read More»

2016 Buick Enclave Tuscan Edition
GM to compensate 2016 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia buyers for misstated MPG

Last Wednesday, General Motors issued a massive stop-sale on 2016 models of the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, and GMC Acadia. The problem? The EPA labels on those vehicles overstated fuel economy. Replacement labels were to arrive on Saturday. Unfortunately for GM, 170,000 of those SUVs had...Read More»

Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap
Volkswagen Dieselgate update: Pushback on 3.0-liter diesel suit, execs rake in $455 million

There's been a lot of news about Volkswagen's ongoing Dieselgate crisis the past few days. Join us as we pour ourselves a bowl of muesli, drown it in pilsener, and recap the top stories: 1. Volkswagen may compensate struggling dealers: VW's U.S. sales have been slow for many years, but they...Read More»

OnStar Proactive Alerts
Chevrolets can now predict when they'll need service, thanks to OnStar

At the Consumer Electronics Show in January 2015, General Motors announced a new suite of tools to help car owners get a jump on maintenance needs before they become maintenance headaches. Now, those tools have rolled out to five Chevrolet models, with more to receive them down the road. CHECK OUT...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV
GM & Lyft plan fleet of autonomous, electric Chevrolet Bolt taxis

In January, General Motors announced a $500 million partnership with ride-sharing service Lyft. Many wondered what the pairing might do for both companies and when it would begin bearing fruit. We got some answers in March, when GM announced that it would loan GM vehicles to Lyft drivers at a...Read More»

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
GM issues stop-sale, asks owners to stop driving nearly 4,800 Chevrolet, Cadillac, GMC trucks & SUVs

General Motors is recalling nearly 4,800 late-model Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC trucks and SUVs to repair a problem with their suspensions, which could increase the risk of accidents. In fact, the problem is so severe that GM has advised owners not to drive their vehicles until they've been...Read More»

2016 Chevrolet Malibu
2016 Chevrolet Malibu recalled twice in one week for airbag issues (but now, Takata's to blame)

On Wednesday, General Motors issued a recall for the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu to fix a problem with the car's airbags. Today, the Detroit automaker announced a second Malibu recall, and again, it's meant to repair the car's airbag system. The previous airbag problem was rooted in the chemicals that...Read More»

2016 Chevrolet Malibu
2016 Chevrolet Colorado, Malibu, GMC Canyon recalled for airbag problem

General Motors is recalling more than 1,500 Chevrolet Colorado, Chevrolet Malibu, and GMC Canyon vehicles from the 2016 model year to fix a problem with their airbag systems. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that some of those systems may not deploy airbags as intended...Read More»

J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Customer Service Index (CSI) Study
J.D. Power: Audi, MINI ace dealer service survey, Fiat Chrysler brings up the rear

No one likes taking a car in for service, and as J.D. Power's latest study shows, we loathe the process more today than we did a year ago. That said, some dealers make it far more bearable than others. As you might expect from the name, Power's U.S. Customer Service Index gauges consumer...Read More»

GM & Lyft launch Express Drive program
Want to drive for Lyft? GM will rent you a car for cheap

Back in January, General Motors and Lyft announced a brand new, $500 million partnership that will ultimately result in a network of autonomous cars for ride-sharing fans. But of course, those self-driving vehicles won't appear for several more years. In the meantime, GM plans to rent cars to...Read More»

Google's Self-Driving Prius
Google's autonomous car goes to Washington--and so do GM and Lyft

In the summer of 2013, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published some intriguing classifications for autonomous vehicles, suggesting that the agency was prepared for self-driving cars to arrive in the very near future. That fall, however, NHTSA and its reps said that such talk...Read More»

Tesla Motors gallery in Houston Galleria, opened October 2011, with Model S on display
Tesla wins fight with GM in Indiana, but there's more to come

Last year, a heated debate over civil rights thrust Indiana into the bright, unflattering glare of the media spotlight. The issue still lingers, but a new controversy could be taking its place--one involving Tesla Motors and General Motors. Unlike some other states, Indiana allows Tesla to sell its...Read More»

GM launches personal mobility brand: Maven
GM Launches Maven Car-Sharing Service, Buys Remains Of Uber Competitor, Sidecar

Like many of us, General Motors believes that the field of personal transportation will see significant changes in the coming decades. As proof, over the past 48 hours, we've learned about GM initiatives on both the car-sharing and ride-sharing front. CAR-SHARING Car-sharing -- that is, allowing...Read More»

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