put a lot of new technology in this new
Corvette,” said Harlan Charles, Corvette
Product and Marketing Manager. “We
really did a lot of attention to detail.
We really concentrated on how the car feels,
how much fun it is to drive. The sportscar
can really adapt to your driving style.
You don’t have to be a race car driver
to enjoy it.“
Third, GM announced its long list of recalls.
It all started in February with the 2003-2007
models of the Cobalt, HHR, Ion, Sky. G5
and Solstice. Then, Congress and the Department
of Justice launched investigations into
those vehicles. GM said it first knew about
these issues back in 2001, but did nothing
about it. Then, the recall list was expanded
to include the 2007-2011 model years of
those vehicles, totaling 2.6 million cars.
The automaker said the newer models came
with redesigned ignition switches, but some
of them could have been repaired with faulty
are taking no chances with safety,”
said GM CEO Mary Barra. “Trying to
locate several thousand switches in a population
of 2.2 million vehicles and distributed
to thousands of retailers isn’t practical.
Out of an abundance of caution, we are recalling
the rest of the model years. We are going
to provide our customers with the peace
of mind they deserve and expect by getting
the new switches into all the vehicles.”
Thursday, March 27, GM told its dealers
to stop selling 2013 and 2014 Chevrolet
Cruzes due to a defective right front axle
that can fracture and separate without warning.
About 172,000 Cruzes with 1.4-liter, turbo
engines are part of the recall. Remember,
GM replaced the Cobalt with the Cruze in
2008 during its Chapter 11 reorganization.
The U.S. government asked GM to build a
small size car that North American consumers
would buy with a high fuel economy. The
2014 model achieves 27 mpg in the city and
46 mpg on the highway.
is also recalling its 2014 Chevrolet Silverado
1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 pickup trucks along
with its brand-new 2015 Chevrolet Suburban,
Chevy Tahoe, GMC Yukon and Yukon XL SUVs
with 6-speed transmissions due to a loose
transmission oil cooler line.
Monday, March 31, GM announced the recall
of 1.5 million additional cars because the
electronic power-steering assist can suddenly
stop working. Those include the 2010 model
year and older Chevrolet Malibu, Malibu
Maxx, Chevrolet HHR, Saturn Aura, Saturn
Ion and Pontiac G6. This means the HHR is
being recalled for its faulty ignition switch
and its electronic power-steering assist.
of recalled vehicles will be notified by
mail during the week of April 21. They will
be able to get their ignition switches repaired
for free at dealers. GM CEO Mary Barra will
testify before Congress on Tuesday and Wednesday.
did Dan Akerson know and when? Did Mary
Barra respond appropriately? Will you buy
or lease another General Motors vehicle
in the future? You Decide.
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