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Recall: Your Corvette Could Lose Its Roof--At Speed
« on: January 03, 2010, 06:01:18 AM »
Quote from: Nelson Ireson
You might be asking yourself why GM and the NHTSA are getting so worked up over a few Corvettes that might lose their roofs at speed due to faulty adhesive, but you obviously aren't the guy behind the Corvette at 80 mph. Over 22,000 of the cars will face the fix, which GM will apply at no cost to the owners.

The problem is an obvious one: roof panels flying off at highway speeds can cause a safety issue. The symptoms indicating imminent failure, however, might not be so obvious, and include a snapping noise when driving over bumps, wind noise or a water leak in the headliner.

The latest roof recall is actually a fix of a previous recall for the same issue. In 2006, GM recalled almost 31,000 Corvettes for faulty roof adhesive, but it turns out the foam adhesive used in that recall and also briefly on the assembly line in Bowling Green, Kentucky, wasn't quite up to snuff.

Instead, the new fix is to replace the panel and adhesive with new materials. The fix will begin in January, 2010. Concerned owners of 2005-2007 Corvettes and 2006-2007 Corvette Z06s can contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438 or at  GM's Owner Center to see if they need to get their roof fixed.



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Video: Ed Whitacre And His Drawl Want To Restore Your Faith In GM
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2010, 06:00:07 AM »
Video: Ed Whitacre And His Drawl Want To Restore Your Faith In GM
22 April 2010, 12:40 pm

Yesterday, General Motors finished paying back nearly $7 billion in loans from the U.S. government -- with interest, ahead of schedule. On the off chance you didn't hear about that, CEO Ed Whitacre is here to fill you in. Whitacre and his folksy, Texas drawl star in a new, 60-second spot that launched yesterday at noon. By sheer coincidence, that...

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2011 Chevrolet Cruze Makes The Global Safety Honor Roll
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2010, 06:00:59 AM »
2011 Chevrolet Cruze Makes The Global Safety Honor Roll
23 April 2010, 10:49 am

Small-car safety especially has come a long way. And while, by driving a smaller, lighter vehicle you'll still be at a disadvantage in certain situations, some of today's small cars with top marks—like the upcoming 2011 Chevrolet Cruze—can assure the security of a much larger vehicle. As we outlined nearly a week ago, in a special Preview Drive of...

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GM To Invest $890 Million In Making Its V-8 Engines Save Gas
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2010, 06:01:41 AM »
GM To Invest $890 Million In Making Its V-8 Engines Save Gas
27 April 2010, 9:40 am

Going green on the road may involve smaller engines, electric cars, and clean diesels, but it also requires making all engines far more fuel efficient. To that end, General Motors will announce this morning that it will invest almost one billion dollars in five separate plants to build a new, far more economical line of direct-injected aluminum...

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Chrysler 1, Dealers 0 In The Arbitration Game
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2010, 06:00:29 AM »
Chrysler 1, Dealers 0 In The Arbitration Game
3 May 2010, 11:49 am

The results of Chrysler's first arbitration hearing are in, and the news for dealers isn't good. The arbitrator has determined that Joe Kidd Dodge of Cincinnati, Ohio met Chrysler's criteria for elimination and that Chrysler broke its contract with the dealer in an impartial manner. As Chrysler entered bankruptcy last year, the automaker...

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Ford Doubles Down on Flex-Fuel Vehicles; Do Carbuyers Care?
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2010, 06:03:53 AM »
Ford Doubles Down on Flex-Fuel Vehicles; Do Carbuyers Care?
4 May 2010, 2:31 pm

It must be something in the water. Yesterday, we learned that every 2011 Buick Regal will offer flex-fuel capability as standard. Now it's Ford's turn; the company announced today that it will have doubled the number of flex-fuel models it builds by the end of the year, fulfilling a 2006 pledge. That year, the company said, it built about 185,000...

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Today In Lawsuits: General Motors Is No Einstein. No, Really.
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2010, 06:00:11 AM »
Today In Lawsuits: General Motors Is No Einstein. No, Really.
27 May 2010, 12:17 pm

General Motors has a problem. Not its recent bailout. Or its endless personnel shakeups. Or even the public's lingering doubts about GM production quality. No, GM has a problem with its marketing, and it's very, very serious. When GM entered bankruptcy court last summer for its quickie death/resurrection, Fritz Henderson brought marketing man Bob...

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Report: Ford To Shut Down Mercury Brand?
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2010, 06:00:51 AM »
Report: Ford To Shut Down Mercury Brand?
27 May 2010, 4:04 pm

Ford's Mercury brand might be heading for the chopping block. Bloomberg, citing unnamed sources within the company, says that Ford Motor Co. is planning to shut down its Mercury brand. It's clearly no done deal yet; the plan, which hasn't been set into motion yet, is going to be presented in proposal form to company directors in July. But Mercury...

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Carbon E7 Turbodiesel Police Cruiser: More Than 14,000 Orders
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Carbon E7 Turbodiesel Police Cruiser: More Than 14,000 Orders
28 May 2010, 12:13 pm

With the imminent death of the Ford Crown Victoria, automakers have readied a new set of contenders for the cop-car business, including Ford's Police Interceptor based on the Taurus SHO, the Chevrolet Caprice Cruiser, and the Dodge Charger. But only one company offers a car designed from the ground up to be a police cruiser. That's Carbon Motors...

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Ford To Announce Expanded F-150 Recall
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2011, 06:00:43 AM »
Ford To Announce Expanded F-150 Recall
14 April 2011, 11:45 am

Yielding to pressure from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Ford has agreed to recall an additional 1.2 million F-150 pickup trucks for potential problems with their airbag system. The NHTSA has received nearly 300 reports of accidental airbag deployment in 2004 to 2006 Ford F-150 trucks. At issue is a manufacturing...

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New Study From OnStar Says Voice-Based Navigation Systems Are Safer
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2011, 06:00:23 AM »
New Study From OnStar Says Voice-Based Navigation Systems Are Safer
15 April 2011, 10:10 am

Everyone knows that distracted driving is a big problem on the roads these days. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood focuses most of his energy on combating the dangers of texting and driving -- presumably because it's more common with younger, less-experienced drivers -- but in fact, there are a plethora of distractions to affect drivers of...

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General Motors Announces Price Increase
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2011, 06:08:21 AM »
General Motors Announces Price Increase
18 April 2011, 5:00 pm

General Motors has announced an upcoming price increase on vehicles from Buick, Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac, due largely to the increase in oil and metal costs. The automaker hasn’t provided a model-by-model breakdown yet, but states that the average per-vehicle increase will be $123. GM did not provide a list of included or excluded...

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2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8: 2011 New York Auto Show
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2011, 06:03:46 AM »
2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8: 2011 New York Auto Show
20 April 2011, 4:00 pm

With first driving impressions logged in the win column, the latest Chrysler 300 is doing all it can to earn a sedan smackdown with a new SRT8 edition coming for the 2012 model year. In SRT8 trim, the 300 drafts the big 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 already stuffed into the Dodge Challenger into service. With 465 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque, and...

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The 5 Biggest Mistakes Used Car Buyers Make
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2011, 06:00:15 AM »
The 5 Biggest Mistakes Used Car Buyers Make
21 April 2011, 2:41 pm

Making a mistake buying a used car can cost you hundreds, even thousands of dollars more than necessary. That doesn’t take into account the added time and stress to make things right. When I was Internet Manager for a major car dealer, I compiled a list of the most common mistakes my customers made when buying used cars. I’ve been...

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Chrysler: Frequent Design Changes Key To Sales Growth
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2011, 06:00:18 AM »
Chrysler: Frequent Design Changes Key To Sales Growth
21 April 2011, 5:10 pm

If you're shopping for a new car and have a preference for Chrysler Group products, expect to see frequent model updates from Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep in the coming years. :ralph: Gilles, head of design at Chrysler (and president & CEO of Dodge) believes that frequent styling changes may be the key to sales growth. Going forward, Gilles expects...

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