Pontiac

Lutz on the Aztek: Blame GM culture

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18, 2014
It's always assumed that Bob Lutz got his job as GM's product czar in 2001, coming out of retirement at age 69, because of the spectacular failure of the Pontiac Aztek.... Read More »

 

GM issues 3 more recalls covering more than 57,000 vehicles

2:12 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 4, 2014
GM issued three more recalls Saturday covering more than 57,000 vehicles in the United States for potential problems ranging from a wiring problem in the steering column to inadvertent shutdown of the engine.... Read More »

 

Ram 1500 wins top tailgate vehicle status

3:39 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2014
With football season well underway, the CarGurus Blog this month ranked the top 10 vehicles for tailgating, dubbing the Ram 1500 No. 1.... Read More »

 

RICHARD TRUETT

For GM, the self-driving car of the future is also a thing of the past

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2014
A close look at the Firebird II video shows GM made a lot of the right calls on the issues facing self-driving cars -- issues that are still being resolved.... Read More »

 

Bill Hoglund: Candid and charismatic

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
Bill Hoglund, who died on June 8 at age 79, was a new kind of General Motors executive. He was sometimes dangerously outspoken, and he liked to try new things.... Read More »

 

Toyota details recall plans for 844,277 U.S. vehicles with Takata airbags

10:16 am U.S. ET | June 13, 2014
Toyota outlined a plan to fix airbags made by supplier Takata that could project metal fragments in 844,277 previously recalled cars and trucks in the United States, including the 2003 and 2004 Corolla and GM's Pontiac Vibe.... Read More »

 

GM recalls 1.3 million 2004-10 Chevy, Saturn and Pontiac cars for power steering glitch

4:18 pm U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
GM is recalling more than 1.3 million older-model Chevrolet, Pontiac and Saturn cars that could experience a sudden loss of electric power, expanding a safety crisis that now includes eight separate recalls covering nearly 6 million vehicles over the past six weeks.... Read More »

 

GM expands ignition switch recall in U.S. by 824,000 vehicles

5:16 pm U.S. ET | March 28, 2014
GM is expanding its ignition switch recall to include another 824,000 U.S. models to ensure that owners of cars that may have been repaired over the years using faulty switches can get them replaced.... Read More »

 

Recall storm engulfs GM

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
A company that started the year on a wave of positive press surrounding its new CEO and its emergence from government ownership is suddenly facing an investigation by federal safety regulators, upcoming congressional hearings and a potential criminal probe by the U.S. Justice Department.... Read More »

 

GM faces 107 questions from U.S. over ignition switch recall

2:01 pm U.S. ET | March 5, 2014
Federal safety regulators today sent a 27-page letter to GM requesting detailed information and documents related to its investigation of whether the automaker waited too long before recalling 1.6 million vehicles last month.... Read More »

 

OLD PROBLEMS FOR NEW GM

GM execs brace for recall fallout

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 1, 2014
Top GM executives are under intense pressure to explain why it took them a decade to order a fix for a faulty ignition switch. Mindful, perhaps, of the backlash that hit Toyota during its unintended-acceleration crisis from 2009 to 2011, GM has struck an unusually contrite tone in its statements since the recalls, saying it is "deeply sorry" for its response to the switch defect.... Read More »

 

Obituaries

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014
John Peterson, a Minnesota dealer who was the National Automobile Dealers Association president in 1996, died Nov. 7.... Read More »

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Build some more excitement

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2014
Regarding Richard Truett's Feb. 1 blog, "Make GM whole again with some Pontiac dust": I was 7 years old when the 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix debuted, and I knew I wanted one the day I turned 16. What car that wasn't a Vette offered a Bose stereo, a head-up display and four-wheel disc brakes?... Read More »

 

RICHARD TRUETT

Make GM whole again with some Pontiac dust

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2014
What a surprise I got when I reached into my mailbox this week and pulled out a nice thick envelope from the Pontiac division of General Motors touting GM's new 2014 cars.... Read More »

 

Pontiac G6 brake light inquiry elevated by NHTSA

11:34 am U.S. ET | June 10, 2013
Federal auto safety regulators have stepped up their investigation into the Pontiac G6, bringing the discontinued sedan a step closer to a recall for brake light problems.... Read More »

 

Three GM cars being probed by NHTSA for possible brake light problems

4:18 pm U.S. ET | March 12, 2013
Federal safety regulators are looking at three General Motors vehicles for potential brake light defects that could result in a recall of more than a million mid-sized vehicles.... Read More »

 

U.S. studying 550,000 Pontiac G6s for bad brake lights

8:31 am U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2013
U.S. safety regulators are investigating an estimated 550,000 Pontiac G6 cars because the brake lights may malfunction, raising the chances of an... Read More »

 

GM weighs powertrain headquarters expansion in suburban Detroit

1:43 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2012
General Motors may expand its global powertrain engineering headquarters in suburban Detroit, where an $87.6 million tax abatement has been approved.... Read More »

 

GM seen planning global reorganization to tackle 'fiefdoms'

Aug. 17, 2012 10:34 CET
GM CEO Dan Akerson is planning a reorganization of the automaker that would move it away from long-entrenched regional authority toward a structure built on global functions, said two people familiar with the planning.... Read More »

 

Frank Shaver, second-generation Pontiac dealer in Indiana, dies

2:30 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 10, 2012
Frank Shaver, a second-generation Pontiac dealer in Indiana, died July 30. He was 99.... Read More »

 

GM wooing its orphan owners

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 19, 2012
One morning last week a dozen or so vehicles streamed into the service drive at Sellers Buick-GMC in suburban Detroit. They were all Saturns. The Buick-GMC store is one of hundreds of dealerships GM had designated as authorized Saturn service providers in 2009, after GM killed the quirky brand with the loyal following. GM killed Pontiac and Hummer at about the same time. Today those authorized service dealerships are on the front lines of GM's battle to keep those customers in the GM family.... Read More »

 

Corky Talbert dead at 89

3:54 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2012
Longtime Pontiac dealer Corky Talbert died Feb. 6. He was 89. Talbert began his automotive career as a Packard salesman. He and partner Eddie Beck had a Pontiac dealership here for 25 years. He retired in 1982.... Read More »

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

All Tom Stephens needed was a 389

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2012
I'm a big fan of GM Vice Chairman Tom Stephens, and I, too, will be sorry to see him retire ("From age 10, GM's Stephens loved go-fast gizmos," Final Assembly, Jan. 23). I'm also America's No. 1 Pontiac fan, and I am deeply crushed by his callous put-down of our beloved 389 Pontiac engine.... Read More »

 

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