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GM recalling 193,652 SUVs from model years 2006 and 2007

American auto giant General Motors (GM) is recalling a whopping 193,652 sports utility vehicles (SUVs) from model years 2006 and 2007 to fix a technical glitch that can cause an electrical short and the resulting fire.

The massive recall affects a number of brands, including the Chevrolet Trailblazer, Saab 9-7x, GMC Envoy and Isuzu Ascender SUVs. Of the total number of recalled vehicles, most are in the United States.

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GM’s defection makes it harder for Facebook to make a bull case for revenue growth

With the world's biggest automaker General Motors (GM) having recently announced its decision to `unfriend' Facebook because it feels that Facebook ads are apparently not effective in converting the social network's users into customers, analysts are of the opinion that the GM defection will make its harder for Facebook to make a bull case for revenue growth.

The GM decision to discontinue its Facebook advertising comes at a time when the social network is coming up with its initial public offering (IPO), which will help the company raise nearly $16 billion.

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GM to discontinue Facebook ads due to low consumer impact

A routine General Motors' (GM) review of `how' and `where' the automaker spends its marketing dollars has, according to the information shared by GM spokesman Tom Henderson, prompted the bigwig auto company to decided against advertising on Facebook social network.

With the routine review apparently revealing that GM's $10 million annual spending on Facebook advertising was having hardly any impact on consumers, the automaker - which incidentally is the third-ranking advertiser in the US
- had decided to discontinue its Facebook ads.

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GM’s Mary Barra: Engineers determining cause behind Chevrolet Volt fires

On Friday, the General Motors (GM) product chief Mary Barra told the Automotive Press Association that the engineers at the company are trying to ascertain the cause of the two post-crash-test fires in the lithium-ion battery of the Chevrolet Volt; and that notable design changes could be made to the plug-in car's battery in order to make it "more robust."

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GM offers to buy back Chevrolet Volts from unsatisfied owners

Announcing a rare move on Thursday, General Motors (GM) said that it will buy back its Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid vehicles from unsatisfied customers who are concerned about the `fire risk' factor being associated with the car.

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