The Automotive Industry, Briefly

Tag: Chevrolet

2014 Chevrolet Equinox: An Oxymoron of a Larger Compact-Crossover SUV

As the largest in the Compact- Crossover Class, the Chevrolet Equinox actually has some experts stymied as to what to do with the vehicle. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) saw fit to put it in the mid-sized SUV class and award it with […]

The Chevrolet Camaro Z28: A Return to Real American Muscle

What does the name Camaro mean to you? Do you think of the years gone by of the Great American Muscle Car, with a huge engine, awesome power, killer skids off the line, and the rumble and shake from under the hood that meant others […]

The GM Recall Nightmare Continues

General Motors Recall

Last month GM announced the recall of 1.5 million small vehicles spanning seven models and three names that were equipped with faulty ignition switches.  So far this recall has cost GM an estimated $300 million, brings into question the validity of their 2009 bankruptcy, and has been responsible for twelve deaths.  These vehicles were manufactured between 2003 and 2007, but that is not where the GM nightmare ends.

In addition to the ignition switch recall, GM has just recently announced three more recalls to vehicles which affects an additional 1.18 million vehicles.  These recalls are for vehicles far newer than the ignition switch recall and shows GM is really trying to address defects proactively rather than wait until the ignition switch mess has been cleared up.

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