2015 Chevy Silverado pickup: meet CNG-fueled version

Meet the CNG-fueled version of well-known Chevrolet Silverado pickup. As you know, current gas prices is 62 percent more expensive than compressed natural gas (or CNG).

GM promises savings of up to $2,000 per year over a conventionally powered Silverado fitted with the same six-liter V8 engine if it’s run on the alternative for at least 75 percent of the time. CNG capability allows the vehicle to operate on both gasoline and compressed gas depending on need and availability. Continue reading

NHTSA may expand GM recall campaign

The NHTSA may expand a recall campaign for Chevrolet Malibu faulty brake lamps. The agency is currently looking into complaints that certain 2004-2011 Chevrolet Malibu models as well as some 2007-2009 Saturn Aura sedans may have brake lights that do not illuminate when the driver presses the pedal. Alternatively, the lamps may also illuminate without input from the driver. General Motors recalled 8,000 Pontiac G6 models from the 2005 model year for the same problem, and NHTSA is currently investigating whether to add 550,000 more G6 models built between 2005 and 2009 to the list for the same issue.
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General Motors recalling 4,000 vehicles over airbag concerns

Chevrolet  Sonic

Yes! Its General Motors again! General Motors recalling nearly 4,000 vehicles from the 2012 model year over a potential airbag issue. The driver’s airbag shorting bar in the 2012 Buick Verano and 2012 Chevrolet Cruze, Camaro and Sonic might make contact with the airbag terminals, even during a crash. The airbag won’t deploy when it should, possibly increasing injury to the driver.
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GM Debuts First Automotive Front Center Air Bag

GM Debuts First Automotive Front Center Air Bag

General Motors is introducing the automotive industry’s first front center air bag, designed to protect the driver and front passenger in far-side impact crashes. The new front center air bag will make its production debut on the Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia, and Chevrolet Traverse crossovers starting from the 2013 model year. It will be standard on Acadia and Traverse with power seats and all Enclaves.
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GM recalls 2011 Chevrolet Cruze

2011 Chevrolet Cruze

General Motors is recalling 154,112 Cruze models to ensure proper installation of the intermediate steering shaft covers. Automatic transmission-equipped models will also be checked for proper installation of the transmission shift linkage.

GM says it hasn’t yet received any complaints about the issue and no accidents have been reported. GM says that the vast majority of recalled vehicles will not need to be repaired ?? the automaker simply wants to inspect the vehicles “to give customers additional peace of mind about the quality of the Cruze.”
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Cadillac recalling 50,000 CTS models

Cadillac CTS

GM have announced a recall of certain 2009 and 2010 m.y. Cadillac CTS models. The notice covers around 50,000 units worldwide, 11,147 of which were sold in the United States.

According to NHTSA, jam nuts on the vehicles’ suspension could come loose over time, eventually allowing the toe link to completely separate from the vehicle. If this happens, the rear wheel could turn in or out, making the vehicle difficult to steer. GM says that owners may hear a metallic clanking noise in the rear of the vehicle as a warning before this happens.
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Opel Ampera

Opel Ampera

GM announced today that the Euro version of its Chevrolet Volt electric car, the Ampera, will go on sale in the last quarter of 2011 as an Opel in Europe and as a Vauxhall in the UK. The prices starting from €42,900 (US$59,100), which is significantly higher than the base price of the Volt in the USA that sells for US$41,000 (€29,800) not including a $7,500 federal tax credit.
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2011 Dodge Journey

2011 Dodge Journey

The Chrysler has unveiled its facelifted 2011 Dodge Journey. The updated Journey gets a some facelift with a redesigned and retuned suspension, a new V6 engine, a all-new interior and some exterior tweaks.

The Journey got newly crafted interior with higher-quality materials which puts the outgoing model’s cabin to shame, including the sporty looking instrument panel with a standard electronic vehicle information center featuring a full-color display backlit.
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