Jump to content

Build Theme!


Follow Cheers and Gears

On Google Plus

On Facebook
On Twitter



Latest Reviews

Saying Farewell To The Turbocharged Inline-Five
10 Comments
A Challenger To The Volkswagen Jetta TDI Appears!
18 Comments
A Well-Rounded Midsize Sedan?
23 Comments

GM News

Ms. Barra Goes To Washington

Mar 22 2014 08:15 AM | GM News
The US House Energy and Commerce Committee announced late this week that they have scheduled a hearing on the General Motors Ignition Switch recall on April 1st. Testifying in the hearing will be GM CEO Mary Barra and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration head David Friedman. The hearing will look into the timing and response of GM and NHTSA over the problem and recall.
 
"We look forward to hearing from both Mary Barra and Administrator Friedman. Their testimony is critical to understanding what the company and NHTSA knew about the safety problems, when they knew it, and what was done about it," said Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Ti...


Meet The Next-Generation GM EcoTec Engine Family

Mar 19 2014 02:35 PM | GM News
Today at a media briefing, General Motors unveiled their next-generation EcoTec engine family. The family will go into production later this year and promises to be more refined and efficient than before.
 
The engine family is made up of eleven different three and four-cylinder engines ranging in displacement of 1.0 to 1.5 liters. Both naturally-aspirated and turbocharged engines will be on offer and the engines have been designed with hybrid and alternate fuel configurations in the future. Power will range from 75 to 165 horsepower and 70 to 184 pound-feet or torque.
 
"The new Ecotec architecture represents the most advanced and efficient family of small-car gas engines in GM's history. Along wi...


Investigations Open By Justice Department, Congressional Committee On General Motors Ignition Switch Recall

Mar 12 2014 04:45 PM | GM News
Both the U.S. Justice Department and the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee announced this week they would start investigations into General Motors' ignition switch recall. The recall which affects 1.62 million vehicles worldwide has been linked to 31 crashes and 13 deaths.
 
The Detroit News reports that the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New York is heading up the Justice Department's investigation. This is the office that has been investigating Toyota's unattended acceleration recall since 2010 to determine whether or not the company misled Government officials over claims of sudden acceleration. According to two people familiar with the matter, the office's office’s criminal division deputy chief...


GM's Bankruptcy Terms Could Reduce Liabilities Over Ignition Switch Lawsuits

Mar 11 2014 07:35 AM | William Maley in GM News


Another twist in the General Motors' ignition switch recall story. Automotive News reports that the company may have a possible legal shield from lawsuits stemming from the recall. During the restructuring process, GM negotiated with state at...



107 Questions For GM To Answer Over Ignition Recall

Mar 07 2014 08:25 AM | William Maley in GM News


General Motors' problems with the 1.6 million vehicle recall over a faulty ignition switch are growing. This week, the  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has sent a 27 page document with 107 questions asking about the rec...





NHTSA Opens An Investigation Into GM's Ignition Recall Timing

Feb 27 2014 04:35 PM | William Maley in GM News


Yesterday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced they would open a formal investigation into the timeliness of GM's ignition switch recall. The recall affects over 1.6 million vehicles which are,2005-07 Chevrole...



GM Expands Ignition Switch Recall Amid A Climbing Death Toll

Feb 25 2014 06:15 PM | William Maley in GM News


Two weeks ago, General Motors announced a massive recall that involves 778,562 Chevrolet Cobalts built between 2005 to 2007 and Pontiac G5s built in 2007 because of a faulty ignition switch that slip out of the run position if jostled or if any we...