All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘General Motors’

Large SUVs Gaining Global Popularity: Would Falling Gas Prices Make YOU Buy One?

During the economic recession, large SUVs became something on an eyesore to Americans. Their sudden lack of popularity hurt companies like General Motors (GM), and made Americans who drove SUVs feel somewhat like pariahs. But the large SUVs that U.S. citizens have shied away from for so long may be making a comeback. This resurgence in popularity may be due …

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General Motors Under Fire For Recall Delay

General Motors CEO Mary Barra was under fire Wednesday as the house subcommitte meeting on General Motors’ 11-year delay in recalling dangerous vehicles continued. This particular issue was raised about defective ignition switches which, with a heavy keychain or even a bump of the knee, could cut off power to the engine, power steering and brakes, and could cause airbags …

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Mary Barra, GM CEO, Gets Grilled By Congress Over Defective Ignition Switches

On Wednesday, General Motors Chief Executive Mary Barra was asked to clarify the steps that General Motors is taking to resolve the car safety crisis. General Motors was forced to recall about 20 million vehicles due to defective ignition switches that caused deaths and injuries. Barra already faced the House Energy and Commerce Committee back in April, and was again …

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Corvette Sinkhole: Last Of The ‘Great 8′ Rescued

On February 12, 2014 at 5:44 am, the National Corvette Museum received a call from its security company notifying it that motion detectors were being triggered, according to a blog post on the Museum’s website. The cause: a sinkhole, approximately 40 feet across and 60 feet deep that swallowed up eight Corvettes. On April 9, 2014, the last Corvette was …

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General Motors Being Fined For Unanswered Questions

General Motors is now facing a crisis over its inaction with regards to important safety recalls over the past decade. Last week GM CEO Mary Barra testified before a U.S. congressional subcommittee hearing on the company’s ignition switch recall. The recall involves numerous GM models with a defect that could shut the engine off while in operation. At least 13 …

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General Motors Recalls Vehicles Over Power Steering Issue

General Motors this week issued a sweeping recall that affects more than 1.3 million Chevrolet, Saturn, and Pontiac vehicles. The defect causing the recall involves the sudden loss of electric power steering experience by some drivers of older GM models. The recall affects all Chevrolet Malibu and Chevrolet Malibu Maxx models from the years 2004 and 2005. Some 2006, 2008, …

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GM Recalls Affect 3.1 Million Vehicles

On Monday, General Motors CEO Mary Barra released a video message for GM employees announcing the recall of 1.5 million vehicles due to faulty engineering. In her message, Barra stated that “Something went wrong with our process in this instance, and terrible things happened.” Those terrible things include at least 12 deaths and more than 30 injuries of those who …

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Chevy Cobalt Recall Comes 10 Years After Finding Defect

Recently General Motors (GM) recalled over 700,000 vehicles, including the Chevy Cobalt 2005 – 2007 models, as well as the 2007 Pontiac G5 cars, because of an ignition switch defect that was linked to six deaths. Since then GM has raised the death toll connected to the ignition switch problem to 13, as well as the amount of cars being …

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Chevrolet Silverado Wins Truck of the Year Award

General Motors recently swept the North American Car and Truck of the Year awards in Detroit, Michigan with their Corvette Stingray and Chevrolet Silverado, taking top honors for the 2014 year. The double-win for GM was the first time a company has produced the winning vehicles for both categories. The win in the truck/utility category this year won General Motors …

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2015 Corvette Z06 Set to Debut at Detroit Auto Show, Official Photo Leaked

Chevrolet has given a big Christmas present to all of the 2015 Corvette Z06 enthusiasts. General Motors announced that the Z06 would be making its debut at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit next month. However, that wasn’t the only information that came with the highly anticipated confirmation. A teaser photo of the Z06 was also leaked! …

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Fisker Automotive Files for Bankruptcy

Fisker Automotive, maker of the “Karma” plug-in electric hybrid luxury sedan, filed for bankruptcy protection last week, marking an end to a chain of failure that began after the company received a $529 million loan commitment from the U.S. Department of Energy. Anaheim, California-based Fisker, which planned to assemble Karmas at a former General Motors plant in Wilmington, Delaware, has …

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Facebook & GM Revive Advertising Relationship After Last Year’s Pre-IPO Breakup

After a highly publicized split nearly a year ago, it looks like Facebook and General Motors are getting back together. GM has confirmed to Ad Age that they have decided to once again throw some advertising dollars into Facebook. “Chevrolet is testing a number of mobile-advertising solutions, including Facebook, as part of its ‘Find New Roads’ campaign,” said Chris Perry, …

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