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Steering column issues force GM to recall nearly 70k trucks, SUVs, and vans

Steering column issues force GM to recall nearly 70k trucks, SUVs, and vans

Another day, another round of recalls it seems. Yesterday we heard that Subaru was recalling more than 600,000 vehicles due to a potential problem with accessory lights short circuiting and catching fire, but today it's GM's turn. The company is recalling right around 69,000 trucks, vans, and SUVs due to a steering column defect that could potentially allow the cars to roll away after being put in park.

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GM to differentiate SUV and truck designs with 2014 models

GM to differentiate SUV and truck designs with 2014 models

If you know anything about SUVs and trucks from General Motors, you'll know that the company has largely been replicating their designs so that certain SUVs and trucks match each other. However, starting with their 2014 models, GM will be giving each of its vehicles a unique look to separate them from the pack.

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GM recalls over 145,000 mid-size trucks over hood latch issue

GM recalls over 145,000 mid-size trucks over hood latch issue

If you happen to own a Chevy Colorado or a GMC Canyon between the years 2010 and 2012, you might be in for a recall. General Motors has announced a recall for over 145,000 of these mid-size trucks due to an issue with the hood latch that could result in the hood opening while the vehicle is being driven. GM notes that 118,800 are in the US, 15,264 in Canada, 7,492 in Mexico, and the rest are exports.

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OnStar tracks Santa again this Christmas Eve

OnStar tracks Santa again this Christmas Eve

If you own a General Motors vehicle that has OnStar service, you will be able to use the OnStar button to keep track of Santa Claus again this Christmas Eve. OnStar has been tracking Santa during his Christmas Eve flight for the last several years. OnStar is collaborating with NORAD and the annual Track Santa program.

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GM reveals 2014 Silverado and Sierra pickup trucks

GM reveals 2014 Silverado and Sierra pickup trucks

Today, GM unveiled their brand-new full-size pickup trucks, the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and the 2014 GMC Sierra. As with past iterations, both trucks look very similar to one another, except for the logo and a few small changes to the trim and interiors. With this new look, the Silverado and Sierra look meaner than ever.

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2014 Corvette trailer teases digital instrument panel

2014 Corvette trailer teases digital instrument panel

Chevrolet released a new trailer today that teases our senses even more about Chevrolet's upcoming 2014 Corvette. The video focuses on "calibration" and that the car "is a new level of electronic integration." However, what got us mostly intrigued were the split-second glimpses at the new Corvette's digital instrument panel.

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GM partners with ABB to create backup power storage units with old Volt batteries

GM partners with ABB to create backup power storage units with old Volt batteries

One of the biggest concerns many automotive manufacturers has with electric vehicles, and hybrids is what to do with the batteries once they are no longer appropriate for automotive use. General Motors has been conducting an investigation into what to do with the batteries from its Chevrolet Volt extended range electric vehicle once those batteries are removed from the vehicles. GM announced a partnership with ABB today to reuse those Volt batteries.

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Chevrolet to announce 2014 Corvette on January 13

Chevrolet to announce 2014 Corvette on January 13

Chevrolet will be officially announcing the 7th-generation Corvette on January 13, 2013 during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, MI. The company confirmed today that the all-new 2014 Corvette will be unveiled in Motor City itself, and has teased the new Corvette "Crossed Flags" logo to celebrate the announcement (pictured below).

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Cadillac ELR to enter production in late 2013

Cadillac ELR to enter production in late 2013

In August of 2011, we learned that the Cadillac Converj concept car would enter production and be called the Cadillac ELR. We didn't know at the time exactly when the vehicle would enter production. General Motors has officially announced that the ELR Coupe will enter production in late 2013.

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General Motors recalls almost 41,000 vehicles due to fuel leak risk

General Motors recalls almost 41,000 vehicles due to fuel leak risk

GM has announced that it's instituting a significant recall on a number of vehicle models due to the risk of fuel leakage. The recall covers almost 41,000 General Motors models, including the Pontiac G5 and Torrent, Chevrolet Cobalt and Equinox, and Saturn Ion. The recall covers specific year models in each affected vehicle.

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GM BioRID crash test dummy helps evaluate rear impact injuries

GM BioRID crash test dummy helps evaluate rear impact injuries

General Motors and other automakers have used crash test dummies in the design and engineering of new vehicle safety equipment for a long time. GM has announced that it using a new type of crash test dummy called BioRID to help understand how drivers and passengers are hurt in rear impact accidents. The new crash test dummy was designed by Chalmers University in Gothenburg, Sweden, specifically for seat restraint assessment.

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OnStar upgrades design for 2013 GM models

OnStar upgrades design for 2013 GM models

General Motors has used OnStar technology in some of its vehicles for many years now. OnStar is an interesting technology that puts a blue button somewhere inside the vehicle, typically on the rearview mirror, allowing the driver to make phone calls or get assistance. The coolest part about OnStar has always been the ability of the service to activate automatically in the event of an accident.

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