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GM, Honda extend their Takata airbag recall to newest models

Two bigwig automakers – General Motors (GM) and Honda – have recently extended their Takata airbag recall to the newest models. The newly-issued recalls by the two automakers affect some of their 2015 and 2016 models.

The latest vehicle recalls issued by GM and Honda indicate that the... read more

Hacker: Mobile app for GM’s OnStar system can be hacked to unlock and start cars remotely

In a video posted on Thursday night, "White-hat" hacker Samy Kamkar has warned that the OnStar RemoteLink mobile app for General Motors’ (GM) OnStar vehicle communications system is potentially at risk of being hacked.

According to the details shared by Kamkar, a security vulnerability in... read more

GM plans to recycle used Volt batteries for secondary purposes

Bigwig automaker General Motors Co (GM) said in a Tuesday announcement that it plans to reuse old batteries from its first-generation Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric car for secondary purposes, like powering homes, office buildings, and utilities.

The planned move by GM to recycle... read more

GM to unveil expanded OnStar in-vehicle concierge service at CES

In an announcement made on Sunday, General Motors (GM) said that it plans to unveil significantly expanded OnStar in-vehicle concierge service this week, at the 2015 Consumers Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

Announcing the new set of connected car features which it plans to exhibit... read more

GM recalling nearly 84,000 SUVs and pickup trucks due to faulty ignitions

On Thursday, General Motors (GM) issued a recall of nearly 84,000 sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) and pickup trucks because of defects in their ignition systems --- an issue which has been the cause of dozens of recalls, affecting over 2.5 million GM vehicles throughout 2014.

Announcing the... read more

Approval for 21 Death Claims against Defective GM Ignition Switches

An approval for 21 death claims has been given by the independent compensation fund for victims of defective ignition switches in General Motors Co. cars. The announcement was made on Monday by Lawyer Ken Feinberg's office, which is overseeing those hurt or killed as a result of faulty ignition... read more

GM recalls 221,558 Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Impala sedans

In a letter to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), General Motors (GM) has revealed that it is issuing a recall of 221,558 Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Impala sedans because of a flaw in parking brakes.

According to the details shared by GM in the letter to the... read more

US Justice Department says it will try to find Individual Corporate Wrongdoers

The US Justice Department on Wednesday sent a warning to major companies stating that the department will try to find out individual corporate wrongdoers and will not just blame the company.

The government has been earlier criticized for making deals with larger banks and companies, where... read more

Congress report says both GM and NHTSA share responsibility for defective ignition switches

According to a Congress report released on Tuesday, the US federal auto regulators - the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) - failed to identify a fatal defect in General Motors (GM) cars. The defect, underscoring a recurring issue with ignition switches of several GM cars,... read more

Federal Prosecutors question General Motors over a Strategic Meeting: Report

Federal prosecutors are examining whether employees within and outside the legal department of General Motors Co. have concealed the evidence from the regulators about the defective ignition switch. The investigators believe that deliberate hiding of this evidence delayed the recall of vehicles... read more

General Motors Announces More Recalls

General Motors has added five new recalls in the local market and one recall for some Cadillac sedans in the markets outside United States. The latest recalls in the US market include Saturn VUE crossover, Cadillac ATS four-door sedan, Chevrolet Impala, Chevrolet Aveo and Spark vehicles.

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DOJ Initiates Subprime Auto Loan Inquiry Against GM Financial

GM Financial has informed that the U. S. Department of Justice has asked the company to provide details of subprime automobile loans. The vehicle finance unit of the largest US automaker has received orders to share the details of subprime auto loans provided by the firm since 2007.

The... read more

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