Recall Alert: 2013-2014 Cadillac CTS, 2004-2006 Cadillac SRX

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 554,000 model-year 2004-06 Cadillac SRX crossovers and model-year 2013 CTS sedans, coupes and wagons as well as model-year 2014 CTS coupes and wagons; the redesigned 2014 CTS sedan isn't affected.

The Problem: GM is reporting that the driver's knee could bump the key fob, causing the key to move out of the Run position. This could lead to a reduction or loss of power. This is an expansion of a previous recall.

The Fix: GM is changing the key's design; the change will make the ignition key and fob independent of each other. 

What Owners Should Do: The automaker has not yet provided an owner notification schedule; owners can call Cadillac at 800-333-4223 for more information.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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Editor's note: This post was updated on July 2 to include CTS body style information.

By Jennifer Geiger | June 30, 2014 | Comments (3)

Recall Alert: 6.8 Million Additional GM Vehicles for Ignition Key Fix

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 6.8 million model-year 1997-2014 vehicles, including 1997-05 Chevrolet Malibu and 2000-05 Impala and Monte Carlo sedans; 1998-2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue and 1999-2004 Alero sedans; 1999-2005 Pontiac Grand Am and 2004-08 Grand Prix cars

The Problem: This is another expansion of one of three ignition recalls; this one related to a faulty key ring hole. Jarring effects from the road or a key ring carrying too much weight could cause the ignition switch to move out of the Run position, turning off the engine and most of the electrical components. In a crash, this could result in the airbags not deploying.

GM said it is aware of seven crashes with eight injuries and three fatalities. "The fatal crashes occurred in older model full-size sedans being recalled for inadvertent ignition key rotation. There is no conclusive evidence that the defect condition caused those crashes," the automaker said in a statement.

The Fix: GM said it will rework the key, adding an insert to it so that large items cannot be attached to the key.

What Owners Should Do: GM has not released an owner notification schedule but has said that until the repairs have been made, customers must remove all items from their key ring. Customers with questions can call Chevrolet at 800-630-2438, Oldsmobile at 800-630-6537 and Pontiac at 800-762-2737.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Jennifer Geiger | June 30, 2014 | Comments (4)

Recall Alert: 3,000 2011-14 GM Compact Cars, Crossovers

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Vehicles Affected: Nearly 3,000 GM compact cars and crossovers, including model-year 2011-14 Chevrolet Cruzes and 2012-14 Sonics, as well as 2013-14 Chevrolet Trax and Buick Encore crossovers, and Buick Verano sedans

The Problem: Insulation on the engine block heater power cord, if equipped, may become damaged during very cold conditions.

The Fix: GM will notify owners and dealers will make the necessary repairs for free. The automaker has not yet announced a notification schedule.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Chevrolet at 800-222-1020 or Buick at 800-521-7300.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Matt Schmitz | June 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2005-2007 Midsize GM SUVs

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Vehicles Affected: Nearly 182,000 midsize GM SUVs from the 2005-07 model years, including the Buick Rainier, Chevrolet TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy, Isuzu Ascender and Saab 9-7x, as well as model-year 2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXTs and GMC Envoy XLs

The Problem: A possible electrical short in the driver's door module could disable the power door lock and window switches, and in rare cases overheat the module, according to the automaker.

The Fix: GM will notify owners and dealers will make the necessary repairs for free. The automaker has not yet announced a notification schedule.

What Owner Should Do: Owners can call Buick at 800-521-7300, Chevrolet at 800-222-1020, GMC at 866-996-9463 or Isuzu at 800-255-6727, and Saab owners can call Saab at (800) 955-9007.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Matt Schmitz | June 30, 2014 | Comments (1)

GM Recalls 7.6 Million More Vehicles

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In the largest single day of announcements since its 2014 recall crisis began, GM announced a recall of approximately 7.6 million vehicles in the U.S. today, the majority for inadvertent rotation of the ignition key. The recalled models span the 1997 to 2014 model years; most of the cars that exhibit the unintended key rotation are late-'90s and early-2000s midsize and large sedans from Chevrolet and GM's now-discontinued Oldsmobile and Pontiac brands; also in the ignition group are newer Cadillac CTS and SRX models. In total, about 97 percent of today's recalls are ignition-related.

See the list below. We'll update you as we learn more.

By Kelsey Mays | June 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

GM: No Cap on Compensation for Ignition-Switch Defect Victims

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The administrator of GM's compensation fund for victims of its massive ignition-switch-defect debacle vowed that the automaker will pay "whatever it takes" to resolve all related claims, the Detroit News reported today. That includes placing no overall cap on the fund, which could be open to thousands of victims and their families affected by crashes in which airbags failed to deploy in nearly 2.6 million vehicles. Backseat passengers, as well as pedestrians and occupants of other vehicles involved in the crashes, could be eligible for payments, which will be at least $1 million for all deaths and $300,000 for surviving spouses and children, the newspaper reported. The offer extends to all crashes involving unrepaired recalled vehicles through Dec. 31 of this year, which means some incidents covered by the fund may not even have occurred yet.

Get the full story from the Detroit News, here.

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By Matt Schmitz | June 30, 2014 | Comments (1)

Recall Alert: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 2,000 model-year 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingrays with FE1 or FE3 suspensions

The Problem: General Motors is reporting that an insufficient weld in the rear shocks could lead to a fracture and reduce the shocks' life. GM said it is not aware of any crashes or injuries related to this issue.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the rear shock absorbers for free.

What Owners Should Do: General Motors has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. Owners can call Chevrolet at 866-694-6546 for more information.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Jennifer Geiger | June 30, 2014 | Comments (1)

Recall Alert: 392,000 2014-2015 GM Full-Size Pickups, SUVs

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Vehicles Affected: Nearly 392,500 full-size pickup trucks and SUVs, including all four-wheel-drive versions of the 2014-15 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks, model-year 2015 Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe SUVs and model-year 2015 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL SUVs

The Problem: According to GM, the transfer case may electronically switch to Neutral without input from the driver. If this happens while a vehicle is in motion, no power will go to the wheels. If the vehicle is stopped or parked, it may roll away if the parking brake is not set. The automaker said it is not aware of any crashes or injuries related to this issue.

The Fix: GM will notify owners and dealers will recalibrate transfer case module software. No notification schedule has been announced.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Chevrolet at 866-694-6546 and GMC at 866-996-9463 for more info.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Matt Schmitz | June 30, 2014 | Comments (3)

Recall Alert: 2013-2014 Chevrolet Cruze

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 29,019 model-year 2013-14 Chevrolet Cruze sedans

The Problem: General Motors is reporting that a faulty inflator in the driver's side front airbag could cause the bag to rupture, and metal pieces could injure the occupants. The faulty inflator could also cause the airbag not to inflate, increasing the risk of an injury in a crash. GM said it's aware of one warranty claim related to this issue.

Reuters is reporting that although the affected airbag inflators were made by Takata, the Japanese supply company at the center of a massive, multi-automaker airbag recall, the Cruze airbag inflator issue is separate. 

The Fix: Dealers will replace the driver's side airbag inflator for free.

What Owners Should Do: General Motors has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. Owners can call Chevrolet at 866-694-6546 for more information.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Jennifer Geiger | June 30, 2014 | Comments (18)

How Ohio State University Won the EcoCar2 Student Hybrid Challenge

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The EcoCar2 Hybrid Challenge is over, and the winner has been declared: Ohio State University took the overall title, winning the three-year-long student program sponsored by General Motors.

But what does it take to capture such an award?

The EcoCar2 program is a student challenge started by the Department of Energy back in 1988 as the Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition designed to foster partnerships between private companies, universities and the government to boost fuel-efficiency tech.

By Aaron Bragman | June 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

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