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Battery Fires Spark Electric Car Recall

GM issues second recall of its Chevrolet Bolt

(Newser) - General Motors is recalling some older Chevrolet Bolts for a second time to fix persistent battery problems that can set the electric cars ablaze. Until repairs are done, GM says owners should park the cars outdoors, limit charging to 90% of battery capacity, and not deplete batteries below 70 miles...

GM: Don't Fully Charge Your Bolt
GM: Don't
Fully Charge
Your Bolt

GM: Don't Fully Charge Your Bolt

Automaker announces recall over risk of fires in certain batteries

(Newser) - General Motors is recalling nearly 69,000 Chevrolet Bolt electric cars worldwide because the batteries have caught fire in five of them. The company says it doesn't know yet what's causing the fires, but engineers are working around-the-clock to figure it out. Two people have suffered smoke inhalation...

After 44 Years, Truck Still Brings What He Paid for It

Minnesota man returns pickup to the grandson of the original seller, for $75

(Newser) - A Minnesota man sold the 1957 Chevy pickup he drove for 44 years for $75—the same price he paid decades ago. Bob Sportal of Prinsburg handed over the key last month to the grandson of the man he bought the truck from, the AP reports. Sportal was in his...

Test Corvette Hits the Streets, Only to Have Its Wheels Stolen

Preproduction Stingray found up on blocks in Detroit

(Newser) - The 2020 Corvette Stingray can go 194mph, but one found on a downtown Detroit street last week was going nowhere: The test vehicle was up on blocks, its wheels missing. It was parked near GM's headquarters, the Detroit News reports. A company spokesman said a police report has been...

3 Dozen 'Lost' Corvettes Are Up for Grabs
3 Dozen 'Lost' Corvettes
Are Up for Grabs
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

3 Dozen 'Lost' Corvettes Are Up for Grabs

Sweepstakes will offer model for every production year from 1953 to 1989, for $3 a ticket

(Newser) - In 1989, Long Island carpenter Dennis Amodeo won 36 Corvettes (one from each production year stretching back to 1953) in a VH1 contest—and what a long, strange trip it's been for the cars since. Now, after years of gathering dust in various New York City parking garages, the...

Here Are 14 Cars That Are Getting the Ax

Say goodbye to the Volkswagen Beetle, the Ford Focus, and a dozen others

(Newser) - If you think you're seeing more SUVs and crossovers on the road, you're not imagining things. That's because automakers are making what USA Today calls a "sweeping shift" into those types of vehicles—which also means they're dumping more-traditional passenger cars from their lineups. The...

A 'Surprise' Among GM's 6 Discontinued Cars

The Cadillac CT6 was the 'tech halo' for the brand

(Newser) - Now that General Motors' big announcement that it will be shuttering five plants in North America and slashing thousands of jobs has started to settle in, more details are emerging on the vehicle production that will be affected. Included in the business restructuring is a shift away from sedans, which...

5 Most Stolen Cars in America
5 Most Stolen
Cars in America

5 Most Stolen Cars in America

It's the Honda Accord—though thieves prefer older models overall, not newer ones

(Newser) - Hide that Honda Accord under lock and key, because it was the most stolen car in America last year, reports 24/7 Wall St. , which details the National Insurance Crime Bureau's annual "Hot Wheels Report" of the country's most swiped vehicles. There were 50,427 Accords stolen in...

The 5 Safest, Deadliest Cars in America
Buyer, Beware: 
5 Deadliest Cars
in America 
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Buyer, Beware: 5 Deadliest Cars in America

Also, the 5 safest cars in America

(Newser) - Just how safe is that car you're driving? 24/7 Wall St. investigated to come up with a ranking of the safest and least safe car models sold in the US. The cars you'll want to drive, and those you won't, based on driver death rates:

This Is the 'Car of the Year'
This Is the 'Car of the Year'

This Is the 'Car of the Year'

Chevy Bolt takes honors at Detroit Auto Show

(Newser) - The Chevy Bolt picked up more bragging rights Monday that you'll likely be hearing about in lots of future commercials. The fully electric vehicle was named Car of the Year at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, reports USA Today . The Bolt beat out two luxury sedans,...

You Can Buy Bruce Springsteen's '57 Chevy*

*if you have more than $200K, that is

(Newser) - Bruce Springsteen's iconic '57 Chevy is up for auction on eBay —but you need to be pretty wealthy to afford it. As of this writing, bidding is above $200,000, and the reserve price still hasn't been met. That's quite an increase from the $2,...

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...

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...

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....

GM Recalls 1.2M SUVs
  GM Recalls 1.2M SUVs 

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...

Bad Shifter Forces GM Recall
 Bad Shifter Forces GM Recall 

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.

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...

Apple, GM Bringing Siri to Cars
 Apple, GM Bringing Siri to Cars 

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...

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 ...

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...

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