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Want to work for Uber but don't have a car? GM will rent you one
Want to work for Uber but don't have a car? GM will rent you one

Well, this is weird. Earlier this year, General Motors invested $500 million in ride-sharing service Lyft. Two months later, GM said that it would rent cars to prospective Lyft drivers for cheap--in some cases, even for free. Now, the automaker is making a similar offer to people who want to work...Read More»

Johan de Nysschen
Cadillac weeds out smaller dealerships with $120,000 buyout offers

Cadillac's head honcho, Johan de Nysschen, loves to ruffle feathers, so it shouldn't surprise anyone that his grand vision for General Motors' premium brand is bold, brash, and a little controversial. However, critics charge that de Nysschen's plan isn't just unorthodox, it may be illegal. De...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»

Volkswagen Plant, Wolfsburg, Germany (photo by Richard Bartz)
Volkswagen Dieselgate update: Troubles worsen abroad, but VW execs finally wise up

Volkswagen continues its efforts to leave the global Dieselgate scandal behind. Will the company's long, slow slog turn into a death march, or will it end in a victory parade? Check out these recent headlines, and judge for yourselves: 1. VW sales sink even further, but other brands keep rising: No...Read More»

2016 Buick Envision
2016-2017 Buick Envision, 2011 Buick Regal recalled: nearly 48,000 U.S. vehicles affected

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has posted two recalls of Buick vehicles--one for the 2016-2017 Buick Envision, the other for the 2011 Buick Regal. Combined, they affect nearly 48,000 vehicles registered in the U.S. RECALL #1: 2016-2017 Buick Envision UNITS AFFECTED: 4,558...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»

2009 Chevrolet Impala
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»

Gavel. Image: Brian Turner
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»

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