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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 | 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 attorney generals and consumer groups to carry product liability on vehicle faults after it left bankruptcy in 2009. Those faults prior to 2009 would need to take it up with old GM. So far, any lawsuits brought against the company for pre-2009 faults have gone nowhere.
"It is true that new GM did not assume liability for claims arising from incidents or accidents occurring prior to July 2009.Our principle throughout this process has been to the put the customer first, and tha...

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...

Rumorpile: General Motors Joins The Aluminum Truck Brigade

Feb 19 2014 12:20 PM | William Maley in GM News

Ford pulled off a bit of coup at the Detroit Auto Show last month with the introduction of the 2015 F-150 which features an all-aluminum body to help meet the upcoming fuel efficiency standards. Now, another truck maker looks to be following in th...