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General Motors recalls 231,000 SUVs over fire risk

Jun 18 2013, 5:24pm CDT | by

Beijing, June 19 (IANS) US General Motors Co. is set to recall about 231,000 older SUVs over fire risks and has urged owners to park them outside garages until they are repaired, a media report said.

Beijing, June 19 — US General Motors Co. is set to recall about 231,000 older SUVs over fire risks and has urged owners to park them outside garages until they are repaired, a media report said. The...

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General Motors recalls 231,000 SUVs over fire risk

Jun 18 2013, 5:24pm CDT | by

Beijing, June 19 (IANS) US General Motors Co. is set to recall about 231,000 older SUVs over fire risks and has urged owners to park them outside garages until they are repaired, a media report said.

Beijing, June 19 — US General Motors Co. is set to recall about 231,000 older SUVs over fire risks and has urged owners to park them outside garages until they are repaired, a media report said.

The Detroit-based automaker agreed to recall 193,000 2006-2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, SAAB 9-7x, Isuzu Ascender and 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL in the US, reported Xinhua.

The recall also includes 3,546 in Canada, 4,876 in Mexico and 30,000 outside North America, the Detroit News said.

The report said it is feared fluid may enter the driver's door, causing rust that could result in a short in the circuit board. The short may cause overheating, which could melt components of the door module, producing odor, smoke, or a fire.

At least 28 door fires were reported, including some when the vehicle was left unattended.

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GM to Move Cadillac SRX Production to Tennessee

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General Motors is moving production of the next-generation Cadillac SRX crossover SUV from Mexico to a factory in ...
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Do Your Company’s Incentives Reward Bad Behavior?

Aug 27 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: Harvard Business Review

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United Auto Workers say GM is moving Cadillac SRX production from Mexico to Spring Hill, Tenn.

Aug 27 2014 10:36am CDT | Source: Canadian Business Online

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The United Auto Workers union says General Motors will move production of the next-generation Cadillac SRX crossover SUV from Mexico to Spring Hill, Tennessee. It was unclear how many new jobs the move would create. The Spring Hill factory complex now employs about 1,600 hourly workers. The union also says in a statement Wednesday that GM will invest $191 million at the Spring Hill complex to build new small gasolin ...
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Business books are notorious for being loaded with MBA lard, trotting out "key takeaways" like "take risks," "build a great team," and "don't be afraid to fail."  But the ones worth reading ditch the platitudes in favor of instructive anecdotes — which is why they so often come from execs who have lived through it.  From fashion startups to automotive empires, here are the best ...
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India Fines 14 Carmakers Over Competition Violations

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The companies, including Ford and General Motors, were found to have broken fair-trading rules in the spare parts and after-sale services marke ...
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India's Tata Motors Ltd suffered the highest penalty of Rs.1,346.46 crore, followed by Maruti Suzuki (Rs.471.14 crore), Mahindra & Mahindra (Rs.292.25 crore) ...
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Leon E. Bursley, Sr.

Aug 25 2014 4:33am CDT | Source: Elyria Chronicle-Telegram

Leon E. Bursley, Sr., 58, of Ashland, died Saturday, August 23, 2014. He was born October 14, 1955, to Herbert and Arlene (nee Love) Bursley. He was a graduate of Western Reserve High School and the Denver Automotive and Diesel College. Leon worked as a skilled tradesman with General Motors. He enjoyed working on cars Read More...The post Leon E. Bursley, Sr. appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram.Click here to read this story on The Chronicle-Te ...
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Daniel D. Graber, Sr.

Aug 25 2014 4:33am CDT | Source: Elyria Chronicle-Telegram

Daniel D. Graber, Sr., 74, of North Ridgeville, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014. Daniel was born February 9, 1940. He was a retired General Motors worker and an avid bowler who loved to teach the game. Daniel also enjoyed crossword puzzles, oldies music and Western movies. He is survived by his wife of 53 Read More...The post Daniel D. Graber, Sr. appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram.Click here to read this story on The Chronicle-Telegram.Conte ...
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