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    Report: GM program sees dealers taking on way more loaner cars
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    Given the volume of vehicles we're talking about, this is a significant development for GM's bottom line. Bring your car into the dealership for service, and you may need a loaner car in exchange. And with so many recalls being carried out, that means a lot of loaners – especially at ...

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    Report: Here's what the UAW will be angling for in next year's contract negotiations
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    The United Auto Workers union is about to enter a new round of negotiations with the Detroit Three automakers, and this time, the focus is on the end of the two-tier wage system. Introduced in 2007, the two-tier wage system was enacted to allow General Motors, Ford and Chrysler to categorize its ...

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    Report: 10 automakers shack up in Detroit hotel to talk Takata airbags
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    Since Takata has decided not to take the lead concerning potential issues with its airbag inflators, the automakers have. Perhaps that's unsurprising, since it's the automakers, not Takata, that will take a beating on the dealership floor if consumers decide its models are a health hazards. The ...

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    Video: Watch this driver put 50 years of Vauxhalls through the wringer inside the factory
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    Some automotive assembly plants have test tracks on premises. We've even heard of a few that have test tracks on the roof. But at GM's Ellesmere Port factory in the UK, one driver performs his tests inside the factory, and has been doing so for the past half century. They call him Ellesmere ...

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    Report: GM lays off 450 at Lansing Grand River Assembly
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    General Motors will lay off 450 employees at its Lansing Grand River factory, The Detroit News reports, which is 100 more than the company said it'd be letting go last month. Lansing Grand River Assembly currently builds the Cadillac ATS and CTS, both of which have suffered sluggish sales, with ...

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    Report: GM closes first German auto plant since WWII
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    Plants close all the time, but not in Germany. In fact, according to the latest report from TheDetroitBureau.com, there hasn't been an automotive assembly plant closed in Germany since the end of World War II – but one has closed now. That factory is not owned by Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, ...

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    Official: Opel heads for the city with new Karl hatchback
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    Opel is getting big into small cars. With more versions of the stylish little Adam coming out all the time and the restyled Corsa just released within the last few months, the German automaker is now bolstering the bottom end of its lineup with the addition of the new Karl. Though at 145 inches ...

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    Official: 2015 Chevy Colorado takes Motor Trend Truck of the Year calipers [w/videos]
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    The final winner of Motor Trend's prestigious Golden Calipers has been named, with the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado taking the title of 2015 Truck of the Year, likely shocking those who thought Ford's all-aluminum, next-generation F-150 would take the crown. But win the Colorado did, beating not only ...

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    Read This: Canada bailed out GM, Chrysler without really knowing what they were getting into
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    The Auditor General of Canada recently issued a report that makes at least one thing clear: it doesn't know how effective Canadian government loans given to General Motors and Chrysler in 2009 were in ensuring the viability of both companies. That year, the Canadian and Ontario governments dished ...

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    Recalls: GM recalling 316k vehicles due to headlamp faults
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    General Motors has announced a recall covering 316,357 vehicles globally, due to the possibility of sporadic or permanent failure of the low-beam headlamps. 273,182 of these vehicles are in the United States, while the remaining affected units are in Canada, Mexico, and elsewhere. This recall ...

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    Report: GM execs keeping eye on social media to find vehicle flaws
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    Complain loudly enough online about quality problems in your General Motors vehicle, and it might be noted by the automaker. Or you might get a call from CEO Mary Barra for feedback on the company. The strategy is part of a new initiative from the automaker to be more proactive about fixing small ...

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    Report: Woman's criminal record cleared in crash caused by GM's ignition defect
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    A woman in Texas is celebrating a cleared criminal record after being exonerated in a fatal crash now linked to General Motors' faulty ignition switches. Candice Anderson was driving a Saturn Ion in 2004 when she struck a tree. The incident injured her and killed her boyfriend in the front ...

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    Official: GM names Carlisle head of Canadian operations
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    General Motors may be an American automaker first and foremost, but it can see straight into Windsor, Canada from its Renaissance Center headquarters on the Detroit River, and has considerable operations in the True North. And now, GM's Canadian division (headquartered in Oshawa just outside of ...

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    Report: Ford, GM still doing new business with Takata amidst airbag crisis
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    Lengthy vehicle development times make it difficult for automakers to cut and run from the supplier. You might expect automakers to be fleeing any connection with beleaguered supplier Takata in the wake of the company's exploding airbag inflator crisis. After all, with a Senate hearing, ...

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    Report: Arizona suing GM for $3 billion over recalls
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    General Motors is facing even more legal trouble after recalling roughly 26.6 million vehicles in the US this year. The latest case comes from the Arizona Attorney General and alleges that GM executives knew about the problems with its models but avoided disclosing them to the public. At its ...

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    Official: 2016 Cadillac ATS-V blasts into LA
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    The first details about the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V recently hit the web ahead of the official debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Now, the latest model to wear Caddy's high-performance V moniker is officially official, and the specs are even better than initial rumors suggested. The latest ...

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    Official: GM extends deadline on ignition-switch compensation
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    Victims of faulty ignition switches in General Motors vehicles have been given an additional month to apply for compensation. This comes as administrator Kenneth Feinberg and his team increase their efforts to reach those potentially eligible for recompense under the program. The deadline, which ...

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    Report: Chevy SS successor and RHD Camaro plans axed?
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    If you need the extra convenience of four doors but don't want to give up the thrill of high performance, the Chevrolet SS represents a potent package. The exterior is understated and the design certainly doesn't scream about the 415-horsepower, 6.2-liter V8 hiding beneath the hood. ...

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    How GM's OnStar is building a better Check Engine Light
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    Soon, OnStar will be used to mine your car's systems and compare its findings against vast pools of data in the cloud. We've all become accustomed to our cars' dashboards warning us of an impending calamity, be it low fuel, low tire pressure or even the dreaded nonspecific "check engine" ...

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    Confirmed: Amid protests, GM's Mary Barra steps back from award ceremony [UPDATE]
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    UPDATE: Earlier today, it was unclear whether Mary Barra had recused herself from the upcoming National Women's History Museum awards ceremony or if museum officials had rescinded her invitation. Both General Motors and a museum spokesperson now say the decision was made by Barra and GM. "Bottom ...

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