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Hyundai-Kia, Honda, Toyota Are America's Greenest Automakers, But All Are Improving
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»

General Motors ignition assembly parts, packaged and shipped Thursday, April 17, 2014
BREAKING: GM Acknowledges Slow Response To Ignition Flaw, Agrees To $35 Million Fine

General Motors has just published a statement confirming a groundbreaking agreement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Per the terms of the agreement, GM admits that it failed to notify the agency in a timely manner about flaws associated with the automaker's "Switchgate"...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Malibu
Huge GM Recall: Chevrolet Corvette, Malibu, Silverado, Tahoe, Cadillac CTS, GMC Sierra, More

Early this morning, General Motors announced five separate recalls, affecting roughly 2.7 million Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Pontiac, and Saturn vehicles from the 2004 to 2015 model years. One of the recalls is so serious that GM has asked owners to stop driving the vehicles immediately. ALSO SEE...Read More»

OnStar 4G LTE Buick Regal
Want Wi-Fi In Your Car? GM Announces Data Plans, Starting At $5 Per Month

Last year, General Motors promised to bring 4G LTE and wi-fi to millions of vehicles in 2014, courtesy of a partnership with AT&T. Now, the automaker has announced pricing for the service. Are you ready for a new monthly bill? ALSO SEE: 2015 Subaru WRX Manual Vs. CVT: Tips To Help You Choose...Read More»

General Motors Renaissance Center, Detroit, Michigan
GM Worried About Class-Action Suits But Not Cash: Recalled-Car Incentives Boost Sales

General Motors' ongoing "Switchgate" saga continues today, as the company returns to bankruptcy court. According to the New York Times, the automaker isn't planning to restructure again, it just wants the court to reiterate that "new" GM isn't liable for any of the products made on "old" GM's...Read More»

2013 Cadillac SRX
2013 Cadillac SRX Recalled For Transmission Lag, 50,000+ Vehicles Affected

General Motors has issued a recall for the 2013 Cadillac SRX. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some SRX vehicles may suffer from transmission lags, which could increase the risk of an accident. ALSO SEE: 2014 Kia Soul Video Road Test The recall is...Read More»

Gary Pittam performs recall service on a Chevrolet Cobalt Thursday, April 17, 2014
GM Begins Shipping Replacement Parts As Public Opinion Improves: Is The Worst Over?

General Motors has begun shipping the parts needed to repair Chevrolet, Pontiac, and Saturn models affected by GM's high-profile "Switchgate" recall. That's good news for the company's marketing staff, who've been putting in long hours to minimize the recall's damage to GM's image and that of its...Read More»

General Motors Renaissance Center, Detroit, Michigan
Despite Recall Headlines, GM Sales Remain Strong (For Now)

General Motors' PR team has been working overtime the past couple of months, trying to minimize the damage caused by countless recall-related headlines. The good news -- for GM, at least -- is that the team's efforts appear to be paying off: speaking to AutoNews at the Beijing Auto Show, GM...Read More»

2015 Cadillac Escalade
Cadillac, Buick Top J.D. Power Study For Post-Sales Service

Two General Motors [NYSE: GM] brands, Cadillac and Buick, do the best job with service after the sale, while a few brands that do well in reaching (and impressing) shoppers with their products aren't doing such a good job at the dealership. The two brands topped the J.D. Power 2014 Customer Service...Read More»

General Motors Renaissance Center, Detroit, Michigan
General Motors Fined $28,000 For Failure To Cooperate, Fee Could Go Much Higher

Blood has been drawn in the battle between safety regulators and General Motors: according to the New York Times, the automaker has been fined $28,000 for its failure to cooperate in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's "Switchgate" investigation. The fine stems from GM's slow...Read More»

Gavel. Image: Brian Turner
Federal Judge Could Force GM To Park All Vehicles Involved In Switchgate

The fate of 2.59 million flawed automobiles could be determined in Corpus Christi, Texas today. According to Bloomberg, that's where U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos is hearing a case against General Motors, and one of the outcomes could be forcing the automaker to tell customers to park...Read More»

Mary Barra
Switchgate Update: GM On Trial & On Capitol Hill

If you follow the news, you've heard about General Motors' current recall fiasco -- the one dubbed "Switchgate" in the media because of the faulty Chevrolet, Pontiac, and Saturn ignition switches that have been linked to at least 31 accidents and 12 deaths. On the off-chance that you expected...Read More»

2007 Saturn Ion Red Line
Switchgate: GM Knew About Defects In 2001, Offers Owners Free Loaner Car & $500 Credit

The ever-expanding recall fiasco known as "Switchgate" currently affects more than 1.62 million Chevrolet, Pontiac, and Saturn vehicles from the 2003-2007 model years, 1.37 million of which are registered in the U.S. However, the uproar over the recall doesn't stem so much from its size as its...Read More»

General Motors Renaissance Center, Detroit, Michigan
New GM Isn't Liable For Accidents That Happened Under Old GM's Watch

As you probably know by now, General Motors is in hot water for a series of recalls that affect more than 1.3 million vehicles in the U.S. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in particular, wants to know why GM is just now recalling the cars, when it began receiving complaints about...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
GM Asks NHTSA For Permission To Skip Recall Of 2014 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra

As weeks go, this is not a great one for General Motors. First, came news that the automaker was adding more than 580,000 vehicles to a massive recall of Chevrolet, Pontiac, and Saturn models. Then, we learned that this recall -- which now affects upwards of 1.3 million cars in the U.S. -- took...Read More»

2007 Saturn Sky Red Line
2003-2007 Saturn Ion, 2006-2007 Chevrolet HHR, Pontiac Solstice, Saturn Sky Join GM Recall

Two weeks ago, General Motors issued a recall for the 2005-2007 Chevrolet Cobalt and the 2007 Pontiac G5. Those vehicles contain a dodgy ignition switch, and if drivers carry heavy keychains or travel down rough roads, the pressure on that switch can turn off the engine, causing the vehicle to lose...Read More»

2007 Chevrolet Cobalt SS
2005-2007 Chevrolet Cobalt, 2007 Pontiac G5 Recalled For Faulty Ignition Switch

The Chevrolet Cobalt and the Pontiac G5 were retired years ago, but that doesn't mean they can't be recalled. As proof, General Motors is recalling nearly 780,000 of them to repair faulty ignition switches that have been linked to six fatalities. According to ABC, the recall affects the 2005-2007...Read More»

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