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

General Motors ignition assembly parts, packaged and shipped Thursday, April 17, 2014
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»

2014 Cadillac ATS
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»

2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
Lawsuits: Ignition-Related Recalls Cut GM Cars' Trade-In Value

General Motors [NYSE: GM] has been hit with two lawsuits that seek class-action status and allege that the owners of vehicles affected by GM's ignition-related recalls have lost value due to the defect and subsequent recall effort. While a smaller lawsuit could be curbed by a bankruptcy judge, as...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»

Cadillac moving headquarters to NYC, splintering off as separate business unit
Start Spreading The News: Cadillac Ditches Detroit, Moves HQ To New York

Where Scotland failed, Cadillac has succeeded: General Motors' luxury brand gained independence this week and is making plans to relocate to New York. Well, sort of. According to GM, Cadillac is being spun off into a separate business unit. As GM's president Dan Ammann explains, "With the...Read More»

2015 Chevrolet Impala
2013-2015 Cadillac XTS, 2014-2015 Chevrolet Impala Recalled For Fire Risk

General Motors has issued a recall for select Cadillac XTS vehicles from the 2013-2015 model years and select Chevrolet Impalas from 2014-2015. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles could suffer from a software glitch in the...Read More»

A 2015 Cadillac CTS, equipped with V2V technology
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»

2010 Chevrolet Aveo
2009-2010 Chevrolet Aveo Recalled For Rust-Prone Braking Systems

General Motors [NYSE:GM] has recalled certain 2009-2010 Chevrolet Aveo models, for an issue that could lead to compromised braking performance. In affected vehicles, fluids used in the hydraulic braking system might not inhibit corrosion as they should for some critical components; this could...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»

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