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GM adds 284000 older cars as number of US recalls this year hits 29 – Reuters

DETROIT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – General Motors Co is recalling more than 284,000 older Chevrolet small cars in the United States and other markets because of a potential fire hazard, bringing U.S. recalls at the automaker this year to 29 and a record number of vehicles. The two recalls are the latest announced by GM, the largest U.S. automaker. The recall with the highest profile was of cars with defective ignition switches…

Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2014

Are there any GM cars that haven’t been recalled? – USA TODAY

General Motors headquarters in downtown Detroit. GM announced another big recall May 20, bringing the 2014 total so far to 27 U.S. recalls of 18.7 million vehicles.(Photo: GM) The rapid pace of General Motors recalls is intentional, as the company delves into its records to find and purge lurking safety issues. But it’s unsettling, leaving an impression GM produces unsafe vehicles and, in some cases, makes dumb mistakes. It recalled…

Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

GM’s recall nightmare – CNNMoney

  General Motors has already recalled more cars and trucks in the U.S. this year than it has sold here in the five years since it filed for bankruptcy. Here’s the count: Since that filing in June 2009, GM has sold 12.1 million vehicles in the United States. Total U.S. recalls: 13.8 million. Before the latest rash of recalls, the past five years had been good for the “New GM.”…

Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Are there any GM cars that haven’t been recalled? – USA TODAY

General Motors headquarters in downtown Detroit. GM announced another big recall May 20, bringing the 2014 total so far to 27 U.S. recalls of 18.7 million vehicles.(Photo: GM) The rapid pace of General Motors recalls is intentional, as the company delves into its records to find and purge lurking safety issues. But it’s unsettling, leaving an impression GM produces unsafe vehicles and, in some cases, makes dumb mistakes. It recalled…

Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Are there any GM cars that haven’t been recalled? – USA TODAY

General Motors headquarters in downtown Detroit. GM announced another big recall May 20, bringing the 2014 total so far to 27 U.S. recalls of 18.7 million vehicles.(Photo: GM) The rapid pace of General Motors recalls is intentional, as the company delves into its records to find and purge lurking safety issues. But it’s unsettling, leaving an impression GM produces unsafe vehicles and, in some cases, makes dumb mistakes. It recalled…

Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

GM adds 218000 older cars as number of US recalls this year hits 29 – Reuters

DETROIT (Reuters) – General Motors Co is recalling more than 218,000 older Chevrolet small cars in the United States and its territories due to a potential fire hazard, bringing U.S. recalls this year to 29 and a record number of vehicles. The recall, and a related smaller action, is the latest announced by GM, the largest U.S. automaker. The recall with the highest profile was of cars with defective ignition…

Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Are there any GM cars that haven’t been recalled? – USA TODAY

General Motors headquarters in downtown Detroit. GM announced another big recall May 20, bringing the 2014 total so far to 27 U.S. recalls of 18.7 million vehicles.(Photo: GM) The rapid pace of General Motors recalls is intentional, as the company delves into its records to find and purge lurking safety issues. But it’s unsettling, leaving an impression GM produces unsafe vehicles and, in some cases, makes dumb mistakes. It recalled…

Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Are there any GM cars that haven’t been recalled? – USA TODAY

General Motors headquarters in downtown Detroit. GM announced another big recall May 20, bringing the 2014 total so far to 27 U.S. recalls of 18.7 million vehicles.(Photo: GM) The rapid pace of General Motors recalls is intentional, as the company delves into its records to find and purge lurking safety issues. But it’s unsettling, leaving an impression GM produces unsafe vehicles and, in some cases, makes dumb mistakes. It recalled…

Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Are there any GM cars that haven’t been recalled? – USA TODAY

General Motors headquarters in downtown Detroit. GM announced another big recall May 20, bringing the 2014 total so far to 27 U.S. recalls of 18.7 million vehicles.(Photo: GM) The rapid pace of General Motors recalls is intentional, as the company delves into its records to find and purge lurking safety issues. But it’s unsettling, leaving an impression GM produces unsafe vehicles and, in some cases, makes dumb mistakes. It recalled…

Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Are there any GM cars that haven’t been recalled? – USA TODAY

General Motors headquarters in downtown Detroit. GM announced another big recall May 20, bringing the 2014 total so far to 27 U.S. recalls of 18.7 million vehicles.(Photo: GM) The rapid pace of General Motors recalls is intentional, as the company delves into its records to find and purge lurking safety issues. But it’s unsettling, leaving an impression GM produces unsafe vehicles and, in some cases, makes dumb mistakes. It recalled…

Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Cars set to get safer: Government draws strict crash test norms forcing … – Economic Times

NEW DELHI: The government has drawn up a set of safety norms for new cars in the country, including mandatory offset frontal crash and side-impact tests, in a move that will make vehicles safer but slightly more expensive. Initial parleys between involved ministries and stakeholders such as carmakers and testing agencies are underway to finalise and implement the programme christened Bharat New Vehicle Safety Assessment Program, three people familiar with…

Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Are there any GM cars that haven’t been recalled? – USA TODAY

General Motors headquarters in downtown Detroit. GM announced another big recall May 20, bringing the 2014 total so far to 27 U.S. recalls of 18.7 million vehicles.(Photo: GM) The rapid pace of General Motors recalls is intentional, as the company delves into its records to find and purge lurking safety issues. But it’s unsettling, leaving an impression GM produces unsafe vehicles and, in some cases, makes dumb mistakes. It recalled…

Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Mercedes Faces The Audi Challenge In China’s Compact Luxury Car Market – Forbes

Daimler AG‘s Mercedes-Benz unit aims to take back the global luxury sales crown from BMW, which it lost in 2005, by the end of this decade. In this respect, China will be crucial to the German automaker’s ambitions. The country, which constituted around 15% of Mercedes’ unit sales last year, saw volumes rise by 52% in the first quarter. China leads the global passenger car market, accounting for 28.6% of…

Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Google’s Self-Driving Cars Have Never Gotten a Ticket – The Atlantic

On a drive in a convoy of Google’s autonomous vehicles last week, a difficult driving situation arose. As our platoon approached a major intersection, two Google cars ahead of us crept forward into the intersection, preparing to make left turns. The oncoming traffic took nearly the whole green light to clear, so the first car made the left as the green turned to yellow. The second, however, was caught in…

Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Are there any GM cars that haven’t been recalled? – USA TODAY

General Motors headquarters in downtown Detroit. GM announced another big recall May 20, bringing the 2014 total so far to 27 U.S. recalls of 18.7 million vehicles.(Photo: GM) The rapid pace of General Motors recalls is intentional, as the company delves into its records to find and purge lurking safety issues. But it’s unsettling, leaving an impression GM produces unsafe vehicles and, in some cases, makes dumb mistakes. It recalled…

Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Are there any GM cars that haven’t been recalled? – USA TODAY

General Motors headquarters in downtown Detroit. GM announced another big recall May 20, bringing the 2014 total so far to 27 U.S. recalls of 18.7 million vehicles.(Photo: GM) The rapid pace of General Motors recalls is intentional, as the company delves into its records to find and purge lurking safety issues. But it’s unsettling, leaving an impression GM produces unsafe vehicles and, in some cases, makes dumb mistakes. It recalled…

Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Watch The 2016 BMW M2 Prototype Slice Through The Nürburgring – Jalopnik

I’ve heard that even among the mad scientists at BMW’s M division, the nasty, kickass BMW 1-Series M Coupe remains a kind of favorite child. I’m hoping for similar results with the BMW M2, because seeing it here on the ‘Ring makes me think of the old 1M. The 2016 BMW M2 Will Reportedly Have Up To 375 HorsepowerThe 2016 BMW M2 Will Reportedly Have Up To 375 HorsepowerThe 2016…

Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Are there any GM cars that haven’t been recalled? – USA TODAY

General Motors headquarters in downtown Detroit. GM announced another big recall May 20, bringing the 2014 total so far to 27 U.S. recalls of 18.7 million vehicles.(Photo: GM) The rapid pace of General Motors recalls is intentional, as the company delves into its records to find and purge lurking safety issues. But it’s unsettling, leaving an impression GM produces unsafe vehicles and, in some cases, makes dumb mistakes. It recalled…

Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Google’s Self-Driving Cars Have Never Gotten a Ticket – The Atlantic

On a drive in a convoy of Google’s autonomous vehicles last week, a difficult driving situation arose. As our platoon approached a major intersection, two Google cars ahead of us crept forward into the intersection, preparing to make left turns. The oncoming traffic took nearly the whole green light to clear, so the first car made the left as the green turned to yellow. The second, however, was caught in…

Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

GM recalls another 2.4M vehicles for belts, bags, more – USA TODAY

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Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014