General Motors

Cadillac Brings Semi-Autonomous Driving To GM Lineup In 2016
Cadillac Brings Semi-Autonomous Driving To GM Lineup In 2016

A year ago, Toyota announced plans to sell autonomous cars -- or at least semi-autonomous cars -- by the mid-2010s. Tesla expects to launch similar models around the same time, and Google could be operating on an even zippier production schedule. But what about Detroit? At least one domestic brand...Read More»

Homer Simpson, distracted driver
General Motors May Be The First To Offer Cars That Detect Distracted Drivers

Distracted driving is a hot topic these days. Beyond the usual distractions of burgers, babies, and blush, now we have to deal with smartphones, infotainment systems, and a host of other bright, shiny things. Many companies and organizations have tried to put the brakes on distracted driving, from...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»

GM recalls for 2014 as of June 30, 2014
Did GM's Website Tell You That Your Car Wasn't Recalled? Check Again

If you own a General Motors car, truck, or SUV and you've recently checked the company's customer service website to see if your vehicle has been recalled, you should probably check again. According to Detroit News, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that GM's website has been...Read More»

General Motors ignition assembly parts, packaged and shipped Thursday, April 17, 2014
Yes, Shoppers Believe That GM Has Changed, But They're Still Unsure About Quality

Last December, General Motors turned a corner. The U.S. government sold its last shares of GM stock, officially ending GM's highly publicized bailout, and to mark the occasion, GM announced a new CEO, Mary Barra, the first woman to helm a major automaker. Barra's first few months in the corner...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»

2013 Cadillac CTS
GM Tells Used Car Dealers To Stop Selling 2003-13 Cadillac CTS, 2004-06 Cadillac SRX

On June 30, General Motors added 8.4 million vehicles to its still-growing list of recalls. Among the affected models were more than 616,000 units of the 2003-14 Cadillac CTS and 2004-06 Cadillac SRX, which suffer from "unintended ignition key rotation". (That's the same sort of issue affecting...Read More»

GM recalls for 2014 as of June 30, 2014
GM Recalls 8.4 Million More Vehicles: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Saab

Since February, it seems as if General Motors has issued a massive new round of recalls every couple of days. Today is no exception. The six recalls listed below affect a range of current and former GM brands, from model year 1997 to 2014. Though GM hasn't revealed complete details about the...Read More»

General Motors ignition assembly parts, packaged and shipped Thursday, April 17, 2014
GM Sets No Cap On Payouts To Compensate Ignition Switch Victims; Claims Begin August 1

General Motors has received plenty of criticism for its handling of the long-delayed ignition switch recall at the center of "Switchgate" -- and rightly so. But the company's still-new CEO, Mary Barra, has been working to get out in front of the problem through a series of internal investigations...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
More GM Recalls: Chevrolet Corvette, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe; GMC Sierra, Yukon

Last week, we told you about a recall of the 2013-2014 Chevrolet Cruze, which has unfortunately been stung by the Takata airbag bug afflicting more than ten million vehicles around the globe. But that's just one of the most recent recalls issued by General Motors. Here are the other three: RECALL...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Cruze RS
2013-2014 Chevrolet Cruze Recalled For Faulty Airbags Made By Takata

General Motors has issued a recall for 2013 and 2014 models of the Chevrolet Cruze. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the recall stems from a faulty driver-side airbag. Sound familiar? It should. Over the past year, automakers around the world have...Read More»

GM recalls for 2014 as of 6-17-14
GM Recalls 3.5 Million Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC Vehicles For Ignition Switch & Other Flaws

General Motors has issued six new recalls to address a range of flaws in more than 3.5 million vehicles worldwide. Included in that number are nearly 3.4 million Buicks, Cadillacs, and Chevrolets that may suffer from an ignition switch problem similar to the one that's kept GM in the headlines...Read More»

A running total of General Motors recalls as of June 13, 2014
More Recalls: 2010-14 Chevrolet Camaro, 2004-11 Saab 9-3, 2012 Chevrolet Sonic, 2014 Buick LaCrosse

General Motors is adding four more recalls to its already-long list of scheduled fixes. All four are for very different reasons, and most involve recent models, including the current-generation Chevrolet Camaro, which suffers from a problem similar to the one affecting "Switchgate" vehicles. CHECK...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic
GM Recalls Another 89,000 Cars: Buick Verano, Chevrolet Cruze, Silverado, Sonic, GMC Sierra, More

Late last week, we published a roundup of General Motors' recalls for 2014. The next day, GM announced four more, affecting an array of Buick, Chevrolet, and GMC models from the past few years. ALSO SEE: The Most Popular Used Vehicles Of 2014 (So Far) All told, these new recalls affect some 89,000...Read More»

General Motors CEO Mary Barra answers questions from media
General Motors Fires 15 Employees, Releases Details Of Internal Ignition Switch Probe

General Motors has submitted a report to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration detailing its internal investigation of the company's highly publicized ignition switch recall. Though NHTSA won't share that report with the public until later today, it can probably summed up in nine words...Read More»

Mary Barra
GM CEO Mary Barra: 7th Most-Powerful Woman In The World, According To Forbes

Forbes Magazine has released its list of the world's most powerful women. Some, like Angela Merkel (#1), Janet Yellen (#2), and Oprah Winfrey (#14) aren't especially surprising. Others, like Shakira (#58) and Greta van Susteren (squeaking in at #100) are perhaps slightly unexpected. Coming in at #7...Read More»

Average emissions from light-duty vehicles, 1998-2013 (via the Union of Concerned Scientists)
Hyundai-Kia, Honda, Toyota Are America's Greenest Automakers, But All Are Improving

A new study of America's top eight automakers finds Asian brands to be the greenest of the bunch, while Detroit brands earn the lowest marks. However, all eight companies have shown dramatic improvement, over the past decade and a half. ALSO SEE: Google Debuts Its First Autonomous Car: Is This The...Read More»

2008 Suzuki Forenza
2004-2008 Suzuki Forenza, 2005-2008 Reno Recalled, Just Like Their GM Siblings

Suzuki shut down its U.S. automotive operations back in 2012 (curiously, on the same day as our last presidential election), but plenty of the company's vehicles still roam American roads. Now, Detroit News says that thousands of them are being recalled in the wake of a General Motors recall issued...Read More»

69 words and phrases that GM employees were asked not to use in a 2008 slideshow
General Motors' List Of 69 Dirty Words Employees Shouldn't Say

Someone wiser than us -- possibly Anthony Weiner, possibly Mark Foley -- once said that love is fleeting, but the internet is forever. We think it's time to update that saying to include email, data servers, and Microsoft Office documents. To prove it, we point to the recent unveiling of a General...Read More»

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