Another Recall for General Motors

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General Motors continues to make recall news this week; yesterday it was new Chevrolet Cruze sedans and older-model Chevrolets, Pontiacs and Saturns, today its new full-size SUVs and pickup trucks. GM is recalling 489,936 model-year 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks as well as model-year 2015 Tahoe and Yukon SUVs to fix a faulty transmission oil cooler line.

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By Jennifer Geiger | April 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 355 GM Sedans, Crossovers

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Vehicles Affected: About 355 Buick Regal, LaCrosse and Verano sedans and Enclave crossovers; Chevrolet Malibu and Cruze sedans and Traverse crossovers; and GMC Acadia crossovers — all 2014 models equipped with automatic transmissions.

The Problem: The transmission shift cable adjuster may disengage from the transmission shift lever, which could prevent the driver from shifting gear positions, and the indicated shift position may not represent the actual gear position. If disengagement occurs while the vehicle is in motion, when the driver goes to stop and park the vehicle, the driver may be able to shift the lever to the "Park" position, but the vehicle transmission may not be in the correct gear position; if this occurs, the vehicle could roll away, increasing the risk of injury to occupants and bystanders.

The Fix: GM will notify owners starting late this month, and dealers will inspect and replace any affected transmission shift cable adjusters for free.

What Owners Should Do: Chevrolet owners can call 800-222-1020, Buick owners 800-521-7300 and GMC owners 800-462-8782, or owners can call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov for more info.

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By Matt Schmitz | March 21, 2014 | Comments (1)

Recall Alert: 2009-2014 Chevrolet Express, GMC Savana Vans

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Vehicles Affected: About 303,000 model-year 2009-2014 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans with a gross vehicle weight of less than 10,000 pounds

The Problem: The vehicles do not comply with a head-impact requirement for unrestrained occupants; the resolution will require an overhaul of the passenger instrument panel material. GM announced the recall among a trio of separate actions stemming from a comprehensive internal safety review following the automaker's recent ignition-switch recall.

The Fix: Unsold vehicles have been placed on a stop delivery until a solution has been determined, at which time GM will notify customers, and dealers will fix the problem for free.

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

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By Matt Schmitz | March 17, 2014 | Comments (3)

Recall Alert: 1.18 Million GM SUVs

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 1.18 million versions of the 2008-2013 Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia SUVs as well as model-year 2009-2013 versions of the Chevrolet Traverse SUV and 2008-2010 models of the Saturn Outlook SUV.

The Problem: A problem with the wiring harness of the SUVs' seat-mounted side airbags could cause the service airbag warning light to illuminate. GM cautions that ignoring this light could eventually result in the non-deployment of the airbags and seatbelt pretensioners in a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will remove the driver and passenger side air bag wiring harness connectors and inspect and replace the affected parts for free.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call GM at 800-521-7300 for more information.

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By Jennifer Geiger | March 17, 2014 | Comments (1)

GM Announces Three New Safety Recalls

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The Detroit News reports GM will recall 1.7 million cars for new safety issues. The lion's share comes from 1.3 million three-row crossovers, including some but not all Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and now-defunct Saturn Outlook SUVs from 2008 to 2013. Side airbags, front-center airbags (later models) and seat belt pretensioners may not deploy in those vehicles if drivers have ignored the illuminated service airbag warning light over time. GM will also recall 354,000 2009-14 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans for instrument panels that don't meet safety standards to protect unbelted passengers, as well as 66,200 2013-14 Cadillac XTS sedans for brake-booster corrosion that could cause a fire.

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Of those cars, 1.48 million of the affected SUVs and vans are in the U.S.; it's unclear what portion of the XTS recalls are from here. GM CEO Mary Barra said the recall comes amid "an intense review of our internal processes" on safety. GM faces allegations that it knew about faulty ignition switches across six former nameplates that led to a dozen fatalities because of failed airbag deployments and the recall of 1.62 million cars worldwide. GM says no crashes or injuries are linked to today's recalls.

Our friends at the Detroit News have the full story. Click here to read more. We'll post more specifics as we get them.

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By Kelsey Mays | March 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

2015 Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon: First Drive

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If I had to choose one word to describe GM's redesigned full-size SUVs, it would be refinement. From the way they drive to how their interiors are finished, these truck-based SUVs are anything but truck-like.

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I traveled to Northern California to spend a day driving the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon on a mix of winding mountain roads, urban freeways and city streets to see how they perform. If they're not already on your local dealer's lot, they should be arriving soon.

The first thing you notice about these SUVs is how quiet they are. It's easy to carry a conversation with front and backseat passengers at highway speeds because wind noise is nearly nonexistent. GM says the SUVs' new inlaid-door design helps keep wind noise low, but noise from other cars and trucks isn't bothersome, either. It's so quiet, in fact, that I was surprised more than once by how fast I was traveling when I glanced down at the speedometer; there's not the kind of ambient noise you normally associate with 55 or 75 mph.

By Mike Hanley | February 28, 2014 | Comments (3)

GM's Big SUVs Lead Segment in Mileage

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GM has released new EPA fuel economy numbers for its newly refreshed and upgraded Chevrolet and GMC full-size SUVs, and they're leading the segment. The 2015 Chevy Tahoe/Suburban and GMC Yukon/Yukon XL will come standard with the EcoTec3 all-aluminum 5.3-liter V-8 that debuted in the all-new 2014 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra half-ton pickup trucks last year. The new engine produces more power and offers better city and highway fuel economy than either of the previous 5.3-liter V-8 engines (LC9 or LMG) it replaces.

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According to the press release, the new EPA-rated numbers for the Chevy Suburban (and GMC Yukon XL) are 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway for two-wheel-drive models, improving the previous engine's numbers by 7 and 9 percent, respectively. Four-wheel-drive models for both the 2015 Yukon XL and Suburban are 15/22. Shorter wheelbase Tahoe and Yukon models with two-wheel drive have an EPA rating of 16/23, with four-wheel-drive models rated at 16/22.

By Mark Williams | February 24, 2014 | Comments (14)

2015 GMC Canyon Video

PickupTrucks.com Editor Mark Williams got a chance to look over the 2015 GMC Canyon this week at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and what a grand Canyon it was. Williams took note of the "organic look" of the front-end styling (surprisingly more similar to the larger Sierra than the Chevrolet Colorado) and a host of aerodynamics-enhancing details, along with a distinguishing line across the front and rear fenders.

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One of Williams' favorite things about the new Canyon is that some of its finest features — like the easy-drop-and-lift tailgate — come standard. Check out the video above and decide if you could see yourself in the Canyon.

By Matt Schmitz | January 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

GM Recalls 303,000 2014 Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra Pickups

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Approximately 303,000 redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks are being recalled due to a possible fire risk, according to USA Today. The newspaper reports there have been eight fires associated with the defect that could lead to the exhaust overheating.

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We'll have a full Recall Alert once the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration releases official details, but owners can make an appointment at a dealership now to get software reprogrammed to remedy the issue. Read the full story on USA Today for more information.

Fire risk: GM recalls 303,000 Chevrolet, GMC pickups (USA Today)

By David Thomas | January 11, 2014 | Comments (3)

Next Corvette Z06, GMC Canyon to Debut Next Week in Detroit

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In an age where automakers are downsizing engines left and right, the outgoing Chevrolet Corvette Z06 treats displacement like Martin Scorsese's "Wolf of Wall Street" treats f-bombs. A centerpiece to GM's sixth-generation (C6) Corvette, the Z06's naturally aspirated pushrod V-8 displaces a monster 7.0 liters — one of the largest displacements this side of a heavy-duty pickup. It makes 505 horsepower and 470 pounds-feet of torque. GM says it hits 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds and scorches the quarter-mile in just 11.7 seconds.

What's next? We'll soon find out.

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The Detroit News reports we'll see a seventh-generation (C7) Corvette Z06 on Jan. 13 at Detroit's North American International Auto Show. There will also be a next-gen GMC Canyon pickup, GMC tweeted Monday, which should closely follow the redesigned Chevrolet Colorado. (GM's four U.S. brands are Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC.)

By Kelsey Mays | January 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

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