General Motors

More Recalls: 2010-14 Chevrolet Camaro, 2004-11 Saab 9-3, 2012 Chevrolet Sonic, 2014 Buick LaCrosse
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»

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»

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