Tag: GM

Chevrolet Extends Bolt EV Production Halt Until Mid-October

General Motors will extend the shutdown of the assembly plant on Michigan that builds the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt and Bolt EUV. The car manufacturer has confirmed that production at the Orion Assembly plant will be halted at least until October 15 as it is still not satisfied that a recent recall remedy will resolve the […]

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GM Advises Chevrolet Bolt Owners To Park 50 Feet Away From Other Vehicles

Shortly after yet another Chevrolet Bolt erupted in flames, General Motors issued a safety recommendation to owners suggesting that their Bolt should be parked at least 50 feet away from other vehicles. This safety recommendation comes not long after General Motors instructed Bolt owners to not charge their battery packs to beyond 90 per cent […]

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NHTSA Asks 12 Automakers For Help In Tesla Autopilot Investigation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asked 12 major automakers for information about the advanced driver aids systems in their vehicles. This, the administration made clear, is part of its investigation into crashes involving Tesla’s driver aids. According to Reuters, the NHTSA sent letters out to GM, Toyota, Ford, VW, and others as it conducts […]

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Cadillac’s U.S. Dealers Are Bullish On The Brand’s Electric Future

Many Cadillac dealers across the United States are eagerly awaiting the company’s transition to electrification and are investing millions of dollars on new showrooms and various upgrades. Last year, General Motors told its 880 Cadillac dealerships in the U.S. that they would each need to be willing to spend around $200,000 for upgrades in order […]

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Report: Cadillac’s EV Ambitions Creating Dealer Shakeup

<img data-attachment-id="1735656" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/09/more-dealer-drama-from-cadillac-and-the-china-connection/shutterstock_736584259/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/shutterstock_736584259.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Cadillac logo hood orniment cadillac badge vintage cadillac" data-image-description=" Lerner Vadim/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/shutterstock_736584259-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/shutterstock_736584259-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1735656″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/shutterstock_736584259-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/shutterstock_736584259-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/shutterstock_736584259-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/shutterstock_736584259-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/shutterstock_736584259-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/shutterstock_736584259-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/shutterstock_736584259.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Cadillac’s instance that it be the first brand owned by General […]

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GM Extends Chevrolet Bolt Production Pause For Another Two Weeks

General Motors is extending the production shutdown at the Michigan plant, where the Chevrolet Bolt is made, for another two weeks following a recall related to the battery units catching fire. Reuters reports that the pause in production will last until at least September 24 as “a result of a battery pack shortage.” GM added that […]

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Buy/Drive/Burn: Economical American Compacts From 1982

Our recent Rare Rides coverage of the Chevrolet Citation made one thing very clear: We need more Citation content. Today’s 1982 Buy/Drive/Burn lineup was suggested by commenter eng_alvarado90, who would like to see all of you struggle. Citation, Aries, Escort, all in their most utilitarian formats. Let’s go. Chevrolet Citation The Citation is in its […]

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Honda Begins Testing Chevy Bolt-Based Cruise AV With A View To Creating Mobility Service In Japan

Honda today announced that it will begin a testing program for autonomous vehicles this month in Japan. This will be an early step, it says, in its journey towards creating an autonomous vehicle mobility service in collaboration with GM and its autonomous division Cruise. Testing for the program will be run in Utsunomiya City and […]

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Car Sales Slump 17% In U.S. As Chip Crisis Bites, High Prices May Be A Factor Too

Sales of new cars in the U.S. are tanking due to a combination of a shortage of microchips and supply problems stemming from COVID-19 restrictions. But at least one analyst believes dealerships are also to blame. While Ford and GM’s problems, including factory shutdowns and having to sell cars without some expected electrical features such […]

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GM Stops Building Bolt EVs As It Isn’t Confident LG Chem Can Produce Batteries Without Defects

General Motors is facing a big problem with the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt and has now admitted that it isn’t confident LG Chem can produce defect-free battery modules to use for its ongoing recall. Chevrolet has recalled the Bolt due to a fire risk. The recall was first announced last year for 2017-2019 models before a […]

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GM Halts Production at Nearly All U.S. Plants, Chip Shortage to Blame

The chip shortage has struck again. General Motors is going to temporarily halt production at most of its North American assembly plants, starting Monday, because the shortage of semiconductor chips continues. Arlington Assembly in Texas, which makes full-size SUVs, will continue to run regular production next week. As will Flint Assembly in Michigan, which is […]

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Rare Rides: The Very Exclusive 1984 Enterra Vipre, Luxurious Canadian Sports Car

Today’s Rare Ride is an ever-desirable Pontiac Fiero dressed in an elegant, Canadian-designed fiberglass body. Let’s talk about a forgotten car with two fake names: Enterra Vipre Rare Rides touched on Fiero twice previously: Two parts on a stock Fiero Formula from 1988, and a thrusting and elongated Zimmer Quicksilver luxury coupe from 1986. If […]

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GM’s Massive Chevy Bolt Recall Could Leave Owners With Added Battery Capacity

Coming after the news that every single Chevy Bolt would be recalled, and that production of new Bolts would be halted for two weeks, there appears to be somewhat of a silver lining. According to a warranty communication with one 2017 Bolt owner, the battery replacement involved with the recall could give their vehicles up […]

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Opinion: Automakers Are Overstepping Their Boundaries

<img data-attachment-id="1698668" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2019/11/court-finds-gm-not-liable-for-punitive-damages-in-ignition-cases/shutterstock_506171854/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_506171854.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,688" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="GM HQ General Motors Headquarters Detroit Skyline Renaissance Center circa 2008" data-image-description=" Michael Urmann/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_506171854-450×310.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_506171854-610×420.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1698668″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_506171854-610×420.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”420″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_506171854-610×420.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_506171854-75×52.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_506171854-450×310.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_506171854-768×528.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_506171854-120×83.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_506171854.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> General Motors now requires salaried employees operating in […]

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This Futuristic Steering Wheel Concept By GM Design Could Make Windscreens Obsolete

General Motors Design posted digital renderings of a steering wheel concept on their Instagram page that looks quite futuristic. While it is clearly not intended for a production model, it is an interesting proposal for the future of autonomous cars. Read Also: Tesla Tries, And Fails, To Reinvent The Steering Wheel With Its Yoke The unnamed […]

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Abandoned History: Chrysler’s Liberty Project, to Saturn or Not to Saturn

<img data-attachment-id="1772492" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2021/08/abandoned-history-chryslers-liberty-project-to-saturn-or-not-to-saturn/iacocca-k-car-1024×532/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Iacocca-K-Car-1024×532.jpg" data-orig-size="1024,532" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Iacocca-K-Car-1024×532" data-image-description=" Chrysler ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Iacocca-K-Car-1024×532-450×234.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Iacocca-K-Car-1024×532-610×317.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1772492 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Iacocca-K-Car-1024×532-610×317.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”317″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Iacocca-K-Car-1024×532-610×317.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Iacocca-K-Car-1024×532-75×39.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Iacocca-K-Car-1024×532-450×234.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Iacocca-K-Car-1024×532-768×399.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Iacocca-K-Car-1024×532-120×62.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Iacocca-K-Car-1024×532.jpg 1024w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>In Part V of the Rare Rides series on the Eagle Premier, I mentioned an abandoned project at Chrysler called […]

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Quantum Leaps: The Quad Four Pontiac Fiero That Never Was

To many children of the 1970s and 80s, the Pontiac Fiero is something of a tragic figure. Its mid-engine chassis and clean, sporty lines made performance promises that its 2.5L OHV, 92 horsepower “Iron Duke” could never deliver on. Even later models, with their 140 HP, 2.8L V6 engines were disappointments – albeit lesser ones. […]

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GM Expanding Feature That Prevents Drivers From Shifting Into Drive If Seatbelt Is Unbuckled

GM’s “Buckle to Drive” feature is expanding to more vehicles and will take into account the front passenger seat in some models starting in 2023. The feature, designed to prevent a driver from shifting out of park and into drive if their seatbelt is unbuckled, was first introduced as an extension of the “Teen Driver […]

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GM Replacing Battery Modules On Recalled Chevy Bolts

<img data-attachment-id="1771556" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2021/08/gm-replacing-battery-modules-on-recalled-chevy-bolts/2019-chevrolet-bolt-ev-2/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/2019-Chevrolet-BoltEV-017.jpg" data-orig-size="1280,853" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"8","credit":"Frenak\/Chevrolet","camera":"Canon EOS 5D Mark III","caption":"2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV","created_timestamp":"1537070400","copyright":"","focal_length":"135","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.066666666666667","title":"2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV" data-image-description=" GM ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/2019-Chevrolet-BoltEV-017-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/2019-Chevrolet-BoltEV-017-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1771556″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/2019-Chevrolet-BoltEV-017-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/2019-Chevrolet-BoltEV-017-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/2019-Chevrolet-BoltEV-017-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/2019-Chevrolet-BoltEV-017-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/2019-Chevrolet-BoltEV-017-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/2019-Chevrolet-BoltEV-017-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/2019-Chevrolet-BoltEV-017.jpg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> The Chevrolet Bolt has become the […]

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Ford and GM Feuding Over Names

<img data-attachment-id="1743912" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/12/gmc-plotting-super-cruise-for-sierra-denali/super-cruise-driver-assistance-technology-will-launch-on-the-gmc/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/2022-GMC-Sierra-Denali-SuperCruise-e1607537755912.jpg" data-orig-size="4333,2888" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"Super Cruise driver assistance technology will launch on the GMC Sierra 1500 Denali in late model year 2022.","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"Super Cruise driver assistance technology will launch on the GMC","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="Super Cruise driver assistance technology will launch on the GMC" data-image-description=" GM ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/2022-GMC-Sierra-Denali-SuperCruise-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/2022-GMC-Sierra-Denali-SuperCruise-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1743912″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/2022-GMC-Sierra-Denali-SuperCruise-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″> […]

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Ford Asks U.S. Patent Office To Rescind GM’s Super Cruise Trademark In Ongoing “Cruise” Fight

Ford has fired back at GM in the fight over the names of their advanced driver assistance systems. The Blue Oval is asking the U.S. Patent Office to rescind GM’s trademarks on the terms “Cruise” and “Super Cruise.” The fight started back in April when Ford released “BlueCruise,” its competitor to GM’s hands-free driver aid […]

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Buy/Drive/Burn: Basic American Compacts From 2008

We continue our 1990s-then-2000s series today, following up the last post that featured compact American two-doors from 1998. By the late 2000s, the Escort, Neon, and Cavalier were all dead. In their place were the Focus, Caliber, and Cobalt, and not all of those had a two-door variant. That means we focus on four-doors today. […]

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