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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 »

 

Earlier recall could have averted most deaths

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
Of the eight deaths in Chevrolet Cobalts that General Motors has linked to faulty ignition switches, seven occurred after April 2006, when GM says it approved a redesign of the part now being recalled.... Read More »

 

A long history of ignition problems

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2014
General Motors and its suppliers repeatedly botched a basic function of the Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion — the system that turns the cars on and off — leading to multiple redesigns of the ignitions.... Read More »

 

Flawed entry-level GM cars, young drivers: A combination with deadly consequences

6:00 am U.S. ET | March 29, 2014
When Bill Trautwein offered to buy his daughter a car to drive to college classes, she went for the blue one -- a used 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt that matched the color on the Florida Gators uniform her big brother wore on the way to two national football championships.... Read More »

 

GM faces French dealer challenge over Chevy exit from Europe

March 28, 2014 19:47 CET
GM is facing a legal battle with a group of French Chevrolet dealers who are preparing to go to court over the terms of the brand's withdrawal from Europe.... 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 »

 

GM issues stop-delivery order on some 2013-14 Chevrolet Cruze compacts

8:17 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2014
General Motors is requiring Chevrolet dealers to stop selling some 2013 and 2014 Cruze compact cars for an undisclosed issue, marking another setback as GM grapples with the crisis created by last month's recall of 1.6 million small cars for a faulty ignition switch.... Read More »

 

GM faces French dealer challenge over Chevy exit from Europe

1:47 pm U.S. ET | March 28, 2014
General Motors is facing a legal battle with a group of French Chevrolet dealers who are preparing to go to court over the terms of the brand's withdrawal from Europe.... Read More »

 

GM hasn't recalled all defective cars, lawsuits allege

6:52 am U.S. ET | March 25, 2014
General Motors' investigation of faulty ignitions turned up more than 250 crashes in which airbags failed to deploy on cars that have not been recalled, according to a lawsuit filed against the automaker this week. The lawsuit was filed jointly by 12 law firms, including one that previously reached a settlement with GM in the case of a Georgia woman who died in a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt crash.... Read More »

 

Chrysler's Ram gains ground on Silverado

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22, 2014
The side-view mirror of a Chevrolet Silverado contains this warning: "Objects may be closer than they appear."... Read More »

 

Numbers don't explain why airbags don't inflate

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22, 2014
About 3,400 people die each year in frontal crashes with no airbag deployment in their vehicle, according to federal data analyzed by Automotive News.... 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 »

 

The early warnings that GM missed

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
For years, as drivers complained that their Cobalts and Ions were stalling repeatedly, GM treated it as a matter of customer satisfaction, not safety. Documents show that the company either didn't grasp the significance of the problem or didn't consider it worthy of resources.... Read More »

 

Opel maps comeback as Chevrolet's shadow lifts

March 10, 2014 06:01 CET
Opel is embarking on its largest ever marketing campaign in Germany as the General Motors unit seeks to revitalize itself following GM's decision to pull sister brand Chevrolet from Europe.... Read More »

 

Chevy distances itself from viral dying-dog spot

3:52 pm U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
Chevrolet is being lauded -- and ripped -- for an emotional new TV spot for the Equinox showing a woman saying goodbye to her pooch "Maddie" before the dying dog is euthanized. But the spot wasn't created by an ad agency. And Chevy has never actually aired the 60-second spot, said spokeswoman Cristi Vazquez.... Read More »

 

Pickup wars: Jockeying for Jimmy Fallon

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
A new front opened up last week in the pickup wars: the fight for late-night. Ford, Ram and Chevrolet are jockeying to be the provider of Jimmy Fallon's truck.... Read More »

 

Opel maps comeback as Chevy's shadow lifts

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
Opel is back to being General Motors' mainstream brand in Europe with the decision late last year to yank Chevrolet from the market, and Opel has the full backing of GM's new leadership. Now comes the hard part.... Read More »

 

SEAN GAGNIER

The race to sell a truck to Jimmy Fallon

5:06 pm U.S. ET | March 6, 2014
Jimmy Fallon, new host of “The Tonight Show,” knows what he wants to spend one of his first paychecks on -- a truck. And automakers are tripping over themselves to get him behind the wheel of one of their pickups.... Read More »

 

GM assures analysts of pricing 'discipline' amid rising truck discounts

7:24 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2014
General Motors has been ratcheting up discounts on its full-size pickups over the last month, but it is telling Wall Street analysts that it intends to maintain premium pricing and margins on the trucks despite a drop in volume and market share.... Read More »

 

GM weighs increasing South Korean car exports to Australia

12:45 pm U.S. ET | March 6, 2014
General Motors may increase exports of cars built in South Korea to Australia to offset production declines after the automaker decided to pull its Chevrolet brand from the European market.... 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 »

 

VINCE BOND JR.

Corvette recovery draws online gawkers, cartoonists, profit seekers -- even doubters

5:00 pm U.S. ET | March 4, 2014
There's nothing like a good old-fashioned Internet conspiracy theory. After a cavernous sinkhole swallowed eight of the National Corvette Museum's prized gems last month, museum management decided to release as much information as possible and use social media to spread the word.... Read More »

 

Fleet-only Chevy crossover finds takers on used lots

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
The Captiva Sport, Chevrolet's no-frills crossover for fleet customers, has a budding retail fan base, too.... Read More »

 

First 3 Corvettes retrieved from sinkhole at museum

6:09 pm U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
Three of the eight Corvettes swallowed on Feb. 12 by a sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., have been recovered.... Read More »

 

GM slips as big pickups fall, cars and crossovers rise

3:50 pm U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
GM was the only one of the Detroit 3 to post a decline in full-sized pickup sales last month, overshadowing gains for its cars and crossovers.... Read More »

 

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