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A Dealer Near You May Stop Selling the Volt

Some Chevrolet dealers have chosen to stop selling the Chevrolet Volt because General Motors increased the price of Volt service tools. The decrease in Volt dealers could make it harder to find a Volt or force owners to travel further for service, particularly in rural areas. Car and Driver says about 400 dealers won’t have the Volt in stock anymore. Though 400 dealerships seems like a significant drop, a Chevrolet spokesperson told Car and Driver that the “dealerships that ... continue reading»

Tags: Chevrolet Volt, Model News, Sales, General Motors, Dealer inventories

GM Recalls 250,000 SUVs for Fire Risk

General Motors has announced a recall of 249,260 SUVs because a faulty electrical system in the driver’s door could cause a fire. The recall includes the 2006-2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer and GMC Envoy, and some models of the Buick Rainier, Saab 9-7X and Isuzu Ascender from the same model years. Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL models from the 2006 model year are also included. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “a short in the circuit ... continue reading»

Tags: Recalls, Safety, NHTSA, Buick Rainier, Chevrolet TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy, Isuzu Ascender, Saab 9 7X, Model News, General Motors

GM Recalls Chevrolet Cruze for Fire Risk

General Motors is recalling more than 400,000 Chevrolet Cruze cars that pose a risk of catching on fire. About 53,200 Cruzes from 2011 and 2012 could potentially have a loose fuel tank strap, while more than 413,100 of the same models may be leaking flammable liquids. In the first case, a missing weld on the metal strap that holds the fuel tank may cause the tank to come loose during an accident. If this happens, fuel may ... continue reading»

Tags: Recalls, Safety, NHTSA, Chevrolet Cruze, Model News, General Motors

Hyundai Makes Throttle Override Devices Standard on All Models

Hyundai is now equipping all of its vehicles with a brake pedal electronic throttle override system. In a press release, the automaker says that any U.S. vehicle produced in May 2012 or later will come standard with the system, which is designed to keep drivers and passengers safe in the event of unintended acceleration. “Because electronic throttle links have replaced the cable or pushrod linkages that used to control engine speed, there is a possibility that electronic malfunctions can ... continue reading»

Tags: Safety, BMW, Chrysler, Hyundai, Mazda, Toyota, Model News, General Motors

GM Will Honor Certain Saab Warranties

When Saab announced that it was filing for bankruptcy this week, the automaker also stated that it wouldn’t be able to honor its vehicles’ warranties.  GM, which used to own Saab, has announced that it will fill part of that gap. “General Motors will take necessary steps to ensure that remaining warranty obligations on Saab vehicles marketed by GM in the United States and Canada will be honored,” the automaker says in a press release.But there are limitations ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Saab, General Motors

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