General Motors is expending a recall that began in late 2012 affecting the Saturn Aura, Pontiac G8 and Chevrolet Malibu. Continue Reading...
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has closed its safety probe on the 2004-2007 Saturn Ion. Continue Reading...
The GM recall has officially gone from snowball to avalanche. Continue Reading...
General Motors‘ ignition switch recall just got a whole lot bigger. Continue Reading...
With the massive recall recently announced over General Motors’ ignition switch issue, the government safety agency overseeing the investigation is under scrutiny as to why a similar recall hasn’t been issued for the Saturn Ion’s power steering failures. Continue Reading...
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has sent General Motors a 27-page letter containing 107 questions requesting information to further its inquest on whether or not GM waited too long to recall 1.6 million vehicles. Continue Reading...
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating GM’s timeliness regarding its expanded ignition switch recall. Continue Reading...
GM is expanding an existing recall of 2003 through 2007 models to correct an ignition-switch defect. Continue Reading...
Everybody loves talking about millennials but nobody does anything about them. Roughly speaking this demographic encompasses young – and not-so-young – folks born in the early 1980s to about 2000. With birth years spanning two decades this is a huge group of very diverse people. Continue Reading...
Following an investigation of General Motors vehicles with a transmission flaw, federal safety administrators are considering recalling another 1 million vehicles due to faulty electronics. Continue Reading...
In the market and shopping for a used car? Consumer Reports has released a list of 20 used vehicles to stay away from as they have a reputation for causing trouble. Listed is a top 20 list of used cars from 2003 to 2012 model year to avoid in alphabetical order. These vehicles had multiple years… Continue Reading...
General Motors is issuing a recall that affects 426,240 vehicles to fix an issue where the transmission gear position may not match the gear on the shifter. Continue Reading...
Utterly forgettable, the Zephyr went on sale in 2006 aimed at young luxury buyers as a replacement to the rear-wheel drive LS. Generally uninspiring, the 3.5-liter version equipped with all-wheel drive can be had for cheap. That’s probably because sales turned out to be a bigger flop than Stephen Feck’s failed dive at the London… Continue Reading...
NHTSA is ramping up its investigation into the Saturn Aura after numerous complaints of the vehicle moving while in park or accelerating in the opposite direction to which the driver intended. A total of 33 complaints have been received by NHTSA and GM combined, covering both 2007 and 2008 model Auras. So far, an engineering analysis is… Continue Reading...
Even with skyrocketing fuel prices, subcompacts are selling less than their compact counterparts. The Ford Fiesta was the overall leader in the subcompact department, 9,147 sales but still trailed the larger Focus’ 17,265 total sales. Honda Civic sales rose 7% to 26,777 which is more than triple the Fit’s total of 8,116 units in April. Furthermore,… Continue Reading...
The Saturn Vue is back, but you won’t be able to buy one. That’s because the Chevrolet Captiva Sport, essentially a rebadged Vue, will only be available to fleet customers. With either a 2.4L Ecotec 4-cylinder or a 3.0L direct injection V6, the Captiva will offer an adequate powertrain for all types of customers, but… Continue Reading...
General Motors has announced a massive recall of 1.5 million vehicles over concern that their heated windshield washer fluid system could catch fire. No solution for the problem is available and so GM will give owners a $100 rebate (yup, $150 million in total) for the loss of the feature on their vehicle. GM had… Continue Reading...
It may cost more money to purchase and fill up, but SUVs , trucks and mini-vans are cheaper to insure. This information is coming from a recent government report that based its findings on the fact that some vehicles cost less to fix, and therefore reflects how much it will cost to insure. Based on… Continue Reading...
In an effort to provide better customer support and head off problems before they get out of control, General Motors has created a new “task force” aimed at monitoring social media sites for complaints about GM vehicles and looking to find solutions. A report in the Detroit Free Press highlights the story of one woman,… Continue Reading...
Frederick “Fritz” Henderson has resigned as General Motors chief executive officer. Henderson (left, in the photo above) was appointed CEO on March 29, replacing Rick Waggoner who shown the door by the Obama administration. Over the last eight months, Henderson worked at reorganizing the company. GM announced that Chairman Ed Whitacre Jr. (right, in the… Continue Reading...
Penske’s deal to buy the Saturn arm of General Motors has reportedly fallen through. Back in June the Penske Automotive Group (PAG) had announced it would buy the brand from GM, along with its dealer network. “This is very disappointing news and comes after months of hard work by hundreds of dedicated employees and Saturn… Continue Reading...
According to a recent report on CBC Radio’s French website Radio Canada, the Penske Automotive Group plans to close all the Saturn dealers in Canada once its deal to buy the brand from General Motors is complete. At one time there were 60 Saturn dealers in Canada, but half of those dropped out of the… Continue Reading...
If all goes as planned the Penske-owned Saturn brand could be selling rebadged vehicles from French automaker Renault in the U.S. Thought to be a wild rumor at first, Renault has now confirmed that Penske has in fact approached the automaker to supply both parts and cars. Currently Penske Automotive Group has a tentative deal… Continue Reading...
Earlier this week General Motors officially turned off the lights and locked the doors at its Boxwood Road assembly plant for the last time, marking the end of the line for the Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky. The two vehicles (along with the Opel GT) were manufactured at the plant in Wilmington, Delaware, which is… Continue Reading...