General Motors

2009 Bankruptcy May Not Fully Protect GM From Ignition-Switch Lawsuits
2009 Bankruptcy May Not Fully Protect GM From Ignition-Switch Lawsuits

In 2009, General Motors Corporation underwent a very quick, very contentious bankruptcy. In the course of just a few short weeks, the automaker transformed into General Motors Company. The name change may not have seemed significant to the public, but in fact, it meant that the "old GM" was dead...Read More»

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GM's Total Bill For 2014 Recalls Is $4.1 Billion: What About 2015?

2014 may go down in history as the Year of the Recall. Every time you refreshed your favorite news feed, it seemed like another automaker was asking owners to bring in vehicles for service. READ: Chevrolet Bolt Electric Car Production Begins In Michigan In 2016 But among all the car companies doing...Read More»

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'Switchgate' Death Toll Hits 50; GM Declines To Extend Claim Deadline Past Saturday

Last summer, General Motors created a compensation fund for motorists and passengers who'd been injured or killed in accidents linked to the automaker's flawed ignition switches. By December, the fund's administrator, Kenneth Feinberg, had approved a total of 42 wrongful death claims and 58 to...Read More»

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GM Stops Sale Of 2015 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia In Wake Of Goodyear Recall

General Motors spent most of 2014 juggling recalls, like the headline-grabbing "Switchgate" recall meant to repair ignition switches used in millions of GM vehicles. This year, however, one of GM's first safety actions has little to do with the company itself and everything to do with Goodyear...Read More»

Cadillac chief Johan de Nysschen checking out the competition
Cadillac's Johan de Nysschen Wants More High-Tech Boutiques (Like The Ones He Envisioned At Audi)

The new president of Cadillac, Johan de Nysschen, is putting his own stamp on General Motors' luxury brand. And in keeping with de Nysschen's unique style -- which often walks a line between arrogant and absurd -- he's turning a few heads. Last September, we learned that Cadillac was pulling up...Read More»

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OnStar's AtYourService Tells Drivers About Nearby Deals, Parking, Hotel Rooms, And More

Yesterday, we told you about some new features that will soon come to General Motors' OnStar, including predictive diagnostics and driving assessment. But as Steve Jobs used to say, there's one more thing: OnStar is also getting a shopping service that connects drivers with nearby deals, parking...Read More»

Chevrolet's new OnStar services, 2015 Consumer Electronics Show
OnStar Adds High-Tech Tools To Predict Maintenance Needs & Offer Insurance Discounts

America's biggest auto event -- the North American International Auto Show, better known as the Detroit Auto Show -- kicks off in just a few days, but General Motors is getting a jump on the fun by announcing two upgrades to its onboard infotainment service, OnStar. The first of those upgrades lets...Read More»

GM recalls for 2014 (as of December 31, 2014)
GM's 2014 Recall Tally Tops 30 Million With Recall Of Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Silverado, More

Last Wednesday, December 31, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirmed General Motors' final recall for 2014. Affecting more than 92,000 Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC vehicles around the globe, the recall pushes GM's total recalls for 2014 north of the 30.4 million mark. 2014 IN...Read More»

General Motors ignition assembly parts, packaged and shipped Thursday, April 17, 2014
GM Ignition Switch Fund Reaches Grim Milestone: 100 Approved Claims For Injuries & Deaths

When problems with General Motors' ignition switches first began making headlines last winter, there were reports of six deaths linked to the faulty devices. Two weeks later, that number shot up to 13, and it's been climbing ever since. GM eventually started a fund to pay for claims associated with...Read More»

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GM Recalls 316,000 Buick, Chevrolet, GMC, Isuzu, Saab Vehicles For Headlamp Problems

General Motors is recalling more than 300,000 vehicles to fix problems with their headlamps. According to Auto News, the problem stems from an issue with the headlamp driver module. ALSO SEE: Honda Failed To Report 1,729 Death & Injury Claims To U.S. Regulators, $35 Million Fine Possible...Read More»

Kenneth Feinberg
GM Ignition Switch Compensation Chief Pushes Back Deadline To File Claims To January 31, 2015

If you've been planning to file a claim with the General Motors Ignition Compensation program but haven't had time to finish the necessary paperwork, you'll be relieved to know that the man in charge of that program, Kenneth Feinberg, has extended the deadline for filings. When the program launched...Read More»

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GM Scrambled To Get Ignition Switches Two Months Before Official Recall Announcement

If we've learned nothing else from the investigation of General Motors' botched handling of its massive -- and massively delayed -- ignition switch recall, we've learned that the automaker's internal, highly bureaucratic structure is largely to blame. Now, according to Detroit News, we've also...Read More»

General Motors CEO Mary Barra provides an update on the ignition switch recall investigation
Roundup: All The GM Recalls Of 2014

Need to catch up on all the recent GM recalls and verify what might affect your vehicle? General Motors has since earlier this year released regular updates on a table outlining its vehicle recalls so far in 2014—including the much-covered ignition-switch-related recalls. And it's actually a...Read More»

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GM Takes Cue From Amazon, Builds Its Own Infotainment System On Android

Here's what we know: 1. Consumers generally hate infotainment systems designed by automakers. (Sometimes, they hate them so much, they file lawsuits.) 2. All that hatred has had an impact on quality and reliability ratings. 3. Both Apple and Google hope to improve the infotainment experience with...Read More»

General Motors ignition assembly parts, packaged and shipped Thursday, April 17, 2014
GM Really Wants You To Get Your Ignition Switch Repaired, Offers $25 Gift Card If You Do

You know those ignition switch recalls you've been hearing so much about? If you own a car affected by those recalls, General Motors would really like for you to bring it in for repairs. Like, now. Despite the fact that GM issued the recalls months ago, and despite the attention the recalls have...Read More»

25 years of the airbag
NHTSA Expands Takata Airbag Recall: Here's An Updated List Of Every U.S. Car Affected

This is not a good time for Takata. Faulty propellant has caused the Japanese company's airbags to rip upon deployment, spraying passengers with shrapnel. That's led to a years-long series of recalls affecting more than 12 million vehicles around the world -- a number that ticked up by 247,000...Read More»

General Motors ignition assembly parts, packaged and shipped Thursday, April 17, 2014
27 Deaths Linked To Ignition Switch Flaw In GM Vehicles, Count May Rise Before December 31 Cutoff

When consumers affected by faulty ignition switches began filing claims against General Motors on August 1, there were only 12 deaths linked to the malfunctioning parts. According to Detroit News, however, at least 27 fatalities and 26 injuries have now been attributed to the flawed switches -- and...Read More»

GM recalls to date, as of October 4, 2014
GM Recalls Cadillac SRX, Chevrolet Spark, Saab 9-4X, Stops Sales Of Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon

Over the past few days, General Motors has issued new recalls and clarified details about existing recalls that affect more than 500,000 vehicles around the globe. The company also issued a stop-sale for two pickups due to airbag flaws. Including the latter, GM has initiated some 75 recalls since...Read More»

2014 Cadillac CTS
New GM Recalls: Buick Enclave; Cadillac Escalade; Chevrolet Silverado, Suburban; GMC Yukon; More

General Motors has announced a new recall -- its 69th of the year -- affecting nearly 118,000 late-model vehicles. According to the New York Times, the recall includes the following makes and models, which span all four GM brands: Buick 2014 Buick Enclave Cadillac 2013-14 Cadillac CTS 2013-14...Read More»

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