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Switchgate: GM Knew About Defects In 2001, Offers Owners Free Loaner Car & $500 Credit
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»

LGBT-inclusive ad for the Chevrolet Traverse (debuted during the Sochi Winter Olympics)
Chevrolet Launches Two LGBT-Inclusive Ads During Winter Olympics Broadcast From Sochi, Russia

At noon Eastern, Chevrolet unveiled two commercials on YouTube: one for the all-new Chevy Traverse, the other for Chevrolet, the brand. "Why should that matter?", you ask. "Don't automakers post clips to the web on a daily basis?" They do, but these are special: they're intended for TV, and they...Read More»

Used car salesman
Zipcar & Other Car-Sharing Services Have Killed 500,000 Auto Sales: Study

Car-sharing services like Zipcar and RelayRides are poised to shake up the auto industry. On a macro-level, they represent a huge change in the way that we view and use automobiles. In more practical terms, they reduce the public's need to buy cars. How much of a reduction have they caused?...Read More»

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Toyota Zips Past GM To Remain World's Biggest Automaker, Setting New Goal

For the second year in a row, Toyota has driven to the top of the auto industry heap. According to Detroit News, the Japanese car company sold a record-setting 9.98 million vehicles in calendar year 2013, which, in sales terms, makes Toyota the world's biggest automaker. This is something of a...Read More»

BringGo app, in 2013 Chevrolet Spark
J.D. Power: Shoppers Think Of Chrysler, Ford, GM As High-Tech Innovators

Good news, Detroit fans: according to J.D. Power, America's new-car shoppers are turning increasingly to the Big Three for high-tech innovation. That revelation comes courtesy of Power's 2014 Avoider study, which surveyed approximately 29,000 new-car owners between July and September of 2013. The...Read More»

Toyota Prius navigation screen
Carmakers Know Where You Go -- And You Can't Get Them To Delete The Data

Big data is a very big deal. To be sure, it has plenty of useful applications, like helping us navigate traffic jams and tracking down criminals, all thanks to the aid of GPS devices, traffic cameras, and other gadgets. But there's an insidious side to big data, too. Businesses of every stripe...Read More»

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From CES: Audi, GM, Honda, Hyundai Will Put Google Android OS In Cars This Year

The Detroit Auto Show doesn't start until next week, but car fans are already feasting on lots of great auto news thanks to the Consumer Electronics Show. One of CES' biggest announcements involves an intriguing partnership between Audi, General Motors, Honda, and Hyundai. Along with tech firms...Read More»

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The Death Of An Auto Industry: Ford, GM Pull Out Of Australia, Toyota May Follow

Two days ago, General Motors announced plans to stop manufacturing cars in Australia -- or, as GM put it in a carefully worded statement: As part of its ongoing actions to decisively address the performance of its global operations, General Motors today announced it would transition to a national...Read More»

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November Auto Sales Will Rise Almost 4%, Largely Due To Black Friday Deals

If you're planning to give the ol' credit card a workout today, you're not alone. Most analysts are predicting brisk Black Friday sales at shopping malls, big-box stores, and even on the auto lots. Kelley Blue Book, for example, expects that transactions today and through the holiday weekend will...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Malibu
2013-2014 Chevrolet Malibu Recalled For A/C Software & Electrical Problems

General Motors has issued two recalls for the Chevrolet Malibu -- one for the 2013 model, another for the 2014 model. Together, the unrelated actions affect over 60,000 vehicles in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. 2014 CHEVROLET MALIBU The recall of the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu stems from a problem with...Read More»

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Transaction Prices Climb In October (And GM Is Happy To See It)

If you went shopping for a new car last month and found the prices higher than usual, you weren't imagining things. According to KBB, transaction prices climbed a full percentage point between September and October of 2013 -- and thanks to automakers like General Motors, incentives aren't doing...Read More»

GM's Dan Akerson with the 2015 Chevrolet CNG-Capable, Bi-Fuel Impala
2015 Chevrolet Impala Will Run On Gas...And Natural Gas

Forty years ago today, the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries launched an oil embargo against the U.S. in retaliation for America's support of Israel during the Yom Kippur war. The effects of that embargo can still be seen today in the form of increasingly eco-friendly vehicles...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
GM Raises Prices On 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra

If you're looking for a sweet deal on a new pickup truck from Chevrolet or GMC, the pickings just got a bit slimmer. According to AutoNews, GM has raised prices on 2014 models of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. In a memo to dealers, GM announced that it was bumping up prices on all versions...Read More»

Screencap from Tesla website, included in complaint to California DMV from dealers
GM Follows Tesla's Lead, Plans To Sell Directly To Online Shoppers

Tesla has made plenty of headlines the past couple of years -- not just because its Model S sedan is selling better than critics expected (despite the occasional fire), but also because of its unusual sales strategy. According to the Wall Street Journal, General Motors plans to follow Tesla's lead...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS
2013, 2014 Chevrolet Sonic Recalled For Fire Risk

General Motors has issued a recall for the 2013 and 2014 Chevrolet Sonic. However, according to an email from GM, the recall doesn't cover include every 2013 and 2014 Sonic on the road or in dealerships: just 1,558 vehicles in the U.S. and another 100 in Canada. The recall stems from a problem with...Read More»

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