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Recall Alert: 2011-2013 Chevrolet Caprice, 2008-2009 Pontiac G8


Vehicles Affected: More than 47,000 model-year 2011-13 Chevrolet Caprice and 2008-09 Pontiac G8 sedans The Problem: According to The Detroit News, there is a risk under certain conditions that the driver's knee may bump the ignition key and unintentionally move

Recall Alert: 2011-2013 Chevrolet Caprice, 2008-2009 Pontiac G8

By Matt Schmitz  on October 6, 2014

Vehicles Affected: More than 47,000 model-year 2011-13 Chevrolet Caprice and 2008-09 Pontiac G8 sedans The Problem: According to The Detroit News, there is a risk under certain conditions that the driver's knee may bump the ignition key and unintentionally move

Bigger Than Average: Check Out This Owner's Manual

By Aaron Bragman  on May 1, 2013

Pop quiz: What weighs 5 pounds, is twice as long as the King James Bible and can be yours for about $51,000? It is indeed a special book, but you won't find it at any rare bookstore: It's the owner's

Can Chrysler Compete Until New Models Arrive?

By David Thomas  on September 11, 2008

Yesterday, stories swarmed the internet that Chrysler would introduce anywhere from seven to 10 new models by 2010. Since we have the automaker’s entire 2009 lineup already announced, we know there will only be one or two that could be

Do We Need a Stopgap Fuel?

By David Thomas  on September 8, 2008

It’s becoming clear that energy and energy independence — you have to love that term — will be a major focus of the upcoming presidential election. While most of us are sick of the dog-and-pony shows and pundits of the

Pontiac Could Save GM

By David Thomas  on July 6, 2008

Today, the Wall Street Journal ran a story stating that GM could shutter many of its brands, not just Hummer, which the company has already publicly said is up for sale or closure because of tough economic times. The only

McCain Hype: $300 Million for Better Batteries

By David Thomas  on June 23, 2008

In our never-ending quest to dissect the hype consumers are bombarded with by the mainstream media, today we take on presidential nominee John McCain’s proposal to give a $300 million prize to anyone who can develop a “battery package that

New Ford Focus a Surprise Success

By David Thomas  on April 16, 2008

I’ll admit it: I did not think the redesigned Ford Focus would be a huge success. I mean, just look at it. There are some interesting angles, especially on the sedan, but come on, the coupe? It’s a dog. My

Ford Not Targeting Families With Flex Ads

By David Thomas  on March 30, 2008

Ford’s answer to the minivan will not be directly marketed to families, according to a story by Automotive News. The company’s new head of marketing, Jim Farley — previously of the trendiest of trend-setting brands, Scion — has revamped the

Auto Exec Predicts Jump in Car Prices

By David Thomas  on January 30, 2008

Yesterday, GM chief financial officer Fritz Henderson warned that car prices could soon jump significantly due to the rising cost of materials, regulatory fees and … (wait for it) … industry restructuring.  Henderson said that because of all the union

Volvo Is Upscale Enough

By David Thomas  on December 4, 2007

Sometimes we sit around the Cars.com office and just scratch our heads when we hear what car companies are doing. In yesterday’s Detroit News came word that Ford is looking to make Volvo — Ford owns the Swedish automaker —