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This Car Goes Farther Than a Tesla on a Single Charge

Chevy Bolt can go 238 miles

(Newser) - The Chevy Bolt, an all-electric car coming to US dealerships this year, has Tesla beat in at least one big way: It can go 238 miles on one charge; the Tesla Model S only goes 208, and Elon Musk says the forthcoming Model 3 is aiming to be able to... More »

Latest GM Recall: 221K Cadillacs, Chevy Impalas

Parking brake arm is at issue

(Newser) - General Motors has issued yet another recall, this time affecting some 221,000 vehicles worldwide. Model year 2013-2015 Cadillac XTS and 2014-2015 Chevrolet Impalas have been recalled over an issue with the electronic parking brake, the Detroit News reports. The cars "may experience poor vehicle acceleration, undesired deceleration, excessive... More »

GM Recalls 1.5M More Cars for Steering Defect

Several Chevrolet models are getting recalled

(Newser) - General Motors said today it is recalling another 1.5 million vehicles worldwide because the electronic power-steering assist can suddenly stop working, making them harder to steer. The new recall brings to 6.3 million the number of vehicles GM has recalled since February. The initial recall—now at 2.... More »

GM Recalls 1.2M SUVs

64K Cadillac sedans also called back

(Newser) - As it deals with reports of a possible 303 deaths linked to ignition-switch problems, General Motors is issuing another recall—this time of 1.2 million SUVs and several hundred thousand other vehicles. The company needs to fix wiring for a side airbag in the SUVs, CNNMoney reports. Customers may... More »

Bad Shifter Forces GM Recall

Problem affects one in 1K vehicles, requiring new steering column

(Newser) - General Motors is recalling nearly 55,000 pickup trucks, SUVs, and vans because they can roll away unexpectedly. The recall affects certain 2013 models of the Chevrolet Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe, Avalanche, and Express. Also included are the GMC Sierra, Savana, and Yukon, as well as the Cadillac Escalade. More »

Owners Love Their Volts, but $40K Is Still Too Much

It's a 'marvel,' but it will take years to recoup investment: Joann Muller

(Newser) - Owners of Chevy Volts love their cars, as a new Consumer Reports survey makes clear. It's No. 1 in terms of owner satisfaction for the second straight year, with 92% saying they would buy one again, reports NBC News . "The Volt is indeed an engineering marvel," writes... More »

Apple, GM Bringing Siri to Cars

Upcoming models to connect to iPhone via Bluetooth

(Newser) - Soon, your car may be able to fumblingly attempt to respond to your requests in a snarky robotic voice, too. GM announced today that it will be integrating Siri into three of its new models—the Chevy Spark, the Sonic LTZ, and the RS. The cars will be able to... More »

Car With Highest Injury Rate Is ...

Toyota Yaris, with Suzuki SX4 right behind

(Newser) - Driving a Toyota Yaris? Be cautious: At 28.5 injury claims for every 1,000 of the vehicles insured, the car boasts the worst rate of any vehicle, says a new study. The runner-up was the Suzuki SX4, with 26.6 injury claims per 1,000 insured vehicles, the Los ... More »

GM Will Halt Volt Assembly 5 Weeks Amid Slow Sales

Move will idle 1,300 workers temporarily

(Newser) - The Chevy Volt's battery fires may have generated a lot of heat for General Motors, but sales of the electric car are decidedly cool, forcing GM to shut down the Volt's production lines for five weeks beginning this month, reports the Wall Street Journal . The shutdown will leave... More »

GM Ready to Fix Your Volt

Dealers will shore up protection around battery to prevent fires

(Newser) - Worried about battery fires in your Chevy Volt? Soon, you'll be able to bring the car to a dealer for a fix, GM says. The company will ask the owners of 8,000 of the cars to bring them to dealerships, the AP reports; technicians will then beef up... More »

US Probing Chevy Volt Battery Fires

In testing, more batteries cause concern

(Newser) - New fires involving the lithium-ion batteries in General Motors Co.'s Chevrolet Volt have prompted an investigation to assess the risk of fire in the electric car after a serious crash, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says. One Volt battery pack that was being closely monitored following a... More »

Blogger: Chevy Dealers Gaming Volt Rebates

They're selling cars to each other to claim money, he alleges

(Newser) - A writer at the National Legal and Policy Center thinks something fishy is going on regarding the $7,500 federal tax credit offered on Chevy Volts. The post alleges that dealers are selling the cars to each other to claim the money, then reselling the cars as "used" to... More »

Police Find Camaro ... Stolen 35 Years Ago

Recovered '69 Chevy Camaro stolen on July 8, 1975

(Newser) - A classic muscle car stolen in New Jersey nearly 36 years ago has been recovered on the other side of the country. A California man bought the 1969 Chevy Camaro SS from a seller on eBay in February. He contacted the California Highway Patrol after certain features of the car... More »

GM: Stop Calling Them 'Chevys'

Car giant tries to improve 'branding' by killing nickname

(Newser) - You can see the USA in your Chevrolet, but GM would rather if you stopped driving your “Chevy” to the levee or anywhere else. The company has sent out a memo to all its employees urging them to banish the ubiquitous nickname from their vocabularies. “We’d ask... More »

GM Recalls 1.5 Million Cars After Reports of Fire

At least 5 vehicles caught fire thanks to washer fluid

(Newser) - General Motors is recalling 1.5 million vehicles in the wake of reports that at least five have caught on fire thanks to a problem with their heated windshield washer system. The recall covers vehicles made from 2006 to 2009 across a host of lines, including Buick, Cadillac, Chevy, and... More »

GM Recalling 1.3M Compacts for Power-Steering Fix

Steering failures affect Chevrolet Cobalts, Pontiac G5s

(Newser) - General Motors is recalling 1.3 million compact vehicles sold in the US, Canada, and Mexico, to correct a power steering problem. The automaker says the problem, which affects 2005 to 2010 Chevrolet Cobalts and 2007 to 2010 Pontiac G5s, causes occasional power steering failures. GM says the cars are... More »

Muscle Car Powering GM Towards Comeback

(Newser) - General Motors finds itself with a rare hot-selling car on its hands as it prepares to emerge from bankruptcy. The retro-styled 2010 Chevy Camaro, which taps into nostalgia for the company's muscle cars of the '60s, has been creating a buzz in GM showrooms around the country and is expected... More »

Demand for 'Must Have' Camaro Dwarfs Supply

(Newser) - Recession be damned, desire for the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro far outstrips supply—and some dealers are even charging a premium for the sporty new ride, USA Today reports. “Our current production schedule can’t meet the demand,” a General Motors spokesman said. But “that supply-demand tension is... More »

GM Will Declare Bankruptcy June 1: Insiders

(Newser) - General Motors will file for bankruptcy protection Monday, insiders tell Bloomberg. The company has apparently decided that it cannot make the government-mandated June 1 deadline to shed $44 billion in debt. The timeline is unclear, but bondholders' agreement today to forgive debts in exchange for a stake in the “... More »

US Likely to Own 70% of Bankrupt GM

(Newser) - If General Motors goes into bankruptcy next Monday—as is widely expected—the US government will own 70% of the automaker, the New York Times reports. Under a plan that GM officials detailed today to union members, the UAW would take a 17.5% stake though its health care fund,... More »

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