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GM Making Major Changes in Russia

Mar 18 2015 02:45 PM | GM News
General Motors is making some major changes in Russia. The automaker announced today that it will withdraw Opel and mainstream Chevrolet models in December, and focus on the premium segment of the Russian market with Cadillac and iconic Chevrolet models (Camaro, Corvette, and Tahoe).

“This change in our business model in Russia is part of our global strategy to ensure long-term sustainability in markets where we operate. This decision avoids significant investment into a market that has very challenging long-term prospects,” said GM President Dan Ammann.

GM will still offer parts and service for those who own an Opel and mainstream Chevrolet vehicles.

Along with the departure of Opel and certain Chevrolet...

GM Rolls Back the Odometer on Chevy and GMC Powertrain Warranties

Mar 12 2015 01:20 PM | GM News
In a memo released to dealers yesterday, General Motors announced that beginning with 2016 model year vehicles, the powertrain warranty will be shortened from 100,000 miles to 60,000 miles on Chevrolet and GMC models, while still remaining in effect for 5 years. Buick's existing 6 year / 70,000 mile powertrain warranty remains in effect. General Motors began offering 5 year / 100,000 mile powertrain warranties in 2007 at a time when public confidence in the company was low. There is no mention of Cadillac in the memo, so it looks like they will keep the 5 year / 100,000 powertrain warranty they currently offer.
Also being scaled back is the amount of included maintenance. Current Chevy, Buick, and GMC vehicles come with 4 scheduled...

GM: 57.8 Percent of Vehicles In the Ignition Switch Recall Have Been Fixed

Dec 01 2014 03:25 PM | GM News
There is some good news appearing from General Motors' ignition switch mess. The Detroit News reports that GM dealers have repaired 1.36 million ignition switches globally out of 2.36 million it believes are still in use, or about 57.8 percent of vehicles around the world. It should be noted that the 2.36 million amount is down from the 2.59 million GM recalled back in February and March.

"The difference between the 2.59 million produced and recalled, and the populations being sought is made up for by scrapped vehicles or vehicles no longer traceable by registration," said GM spokesman Alan Adler in a email.

In the U.S., GM dealers have repaired 1.14 million vehicles out of the 1.96 million vehicles involved in the...

General Motors Ordered Replacement Ignition Switches Two Months Before Announcing Recall

Nov 10 2014 02:35 PM | William Maley in GM News

It seems with every new report concerning General Motors and the ignition switch recall, GM only looks worse off. Consider this piece from the Wall Street Journal today which reports that the automaker placed an order for 500,000 replacement ignition s...

General Motors' Next Infotainment System To Be Based On Android

Nov 05 2014 03:45 PM | William Maley in GM News

General Motors is turning to Android to power its next-generation infotainment system. According to Automotive News, Harman International CEO Dinesh Paliwal made the announcement during a conference call discussing quarterly earnings. “As you would ex...

General Motors Gets Smacked With Two Class-Action Suits

Oct 17 2014 07:35 AM | William Maley in GM News

General Motors is now facing two new lawsuits with a total of $10 billion in compensation on the line. The two suits allege that GM's ignition switch recall has cause the values of their vehicles to drop. The first and largest suit is seeking to repre...

General Motors Announces Three Recall Campaigns Covering 641,000 Vehicles

Oct 03 2014 10:15 AM | William Maley in GM News

General Motors has issued three new recall campaigns that cover 641,000 vehicles.290,107 Cadillac SRXs (2010 to 2015 model years) and Saab 9-4X (2011-2012 model years) need to have their rear toe link adjuster lock nuts inspected. The nuts may have not...

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