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New Documents Reveal A Current GM VP Knew About The Ignition Switch Problem

Jun 29 2014 10:15 AM | GM News
New documents released by congressional investigators last week are putting some doubt onto GM's own internal investigation and legal proceedings. The Wall Street Journal reports that new documents show Doug Parks, vice president of product programs was aware of the ignition switch problems on the Chevrolet Cobalt as early as 2005.

At the time, Parks was the chief engineer on the Cobalt and Saturn Ion. On May 2, 2005, he was involved in a email chain with a dealer over a customer wanting the dealer to buy back his vehicle because the ignition switch moves out of the "run" position too easily. Parks responded by suggesting "coming up with a plug" to place on the key to reduce the weight and stop the switch from turning.

Order Guides For Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon Reveal They Make More Power

Jun 18 2014 07:15 AM | GM News
Order guides are an interesting guide as they give us information on what's coming down the pipeline for a certain models. Such is the case for the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon that will be going on sale later this year. Truck Trend got their hands on the order guides for both models and found out some intriguing information.

Extended Cab models of both trucks will come standard with the 2.5L direct-injected four-cylinder engine with 200 horsepower and 191 pound-feet of torque. That's up from the 193 horsepower and 184 pound-feet GM said earlier this year. A six-speed manual is standard across the range, with a six-speed automatic being optional. Max towing is rated at 3,500 lbs.

Crew-Cab models get the 3.6L V6...

GM Announces Six Brand New Recalls, Covers 3.5 Million Vehicles

Jun 16 2014 04:30 PM | GM News
Another day, another large recall set from General Motors. The automaker announced six recalls covering around 3.5 million vehicles from the 2000 to 2015 model years.
The largest recall covers around 3.36 million vehicles built between 2000 and 2014 and sold in the US, Canada, and Mexico. The problem deals with the vehicle's ignition switch where it can kicked off from the run position due to if keychain is heavy or if they experience a "jarring" event. GM will modify the ignition key by drilling a four-by-six-millimeter hole to deal with weight of a keychain better. The vehicles affected include:2005-2009 Buick Lacrosse2006–2011 Buick Lucerne2004–2005 Buick Regal LS & GS2000–2005 Cadillac Deville20...

GM Issues More Recalls, Covers More Than 500,000 Vehicles

Jun 13 2014 12:45 PM | William Maley in GM News

General Motors today announced another set of recalls that covers over 500,000 vehicles,   The first and largest recall is for the Chevrolet Camaro from the 2010-2014 model year due to the key fob being accidentally hit by a driver's knee and...

NHTSA Ends The $7,000 Daily Fine For GM

Jun 11 2014 12:45 PM | William Maley in GM News

The Detroit News is reporting that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has ended the daily fine of $7,000 to General Motors after the company turned over the docements and answered the 107 detailed questions about its recall. A Tran...

General Motors Releases Ignition Switch Recall Report

Jun 05 2014 02:25 PM | William Maley in GM News

The internal investigation has been completed and General Motors has released the report that looks into the handling of the ignition switch recall. During a town hall meeting this morning at GM's headquarters, CEO Mary Barra said the report was "...

Suspended GM Enginner Talks With Congressional Investigators

May 29 2014 12:25 PM | William Maley in GM News

Ray DeGiorgio, the General Motors engineer who was called out during the GM ignition switch hearing and subsequently suspended, spoke with congressional investigators earlier this month.   The New York Times reports that DeGiorgio talked with...