Back in May, General Motors announced the recall of more than 38,000 Buick and Chevrolet mild hybrid sedans to check for a potentially defective electronic component. Now, following a fire in a vehicle apparently repaired under the recall, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating whether GM's recall went far enough. The recall eventually covered just shy of 43,000 vehicles using GM's eAssist mild hybrid system--the Buick LaCrosse and Regal eAssist models, and the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco. An electronic generator module was said to be at fault, potentially...
Buick eAssist, Chevy Eco Hybrid Recall For Control Module Check
General Motors announced today that it will recall more than 38,000 Buick and Chevrolet sedans fitted with its eAssist mild-hybrid system, to check for a possibly defective electronic component. The vehicles, from both the 2012 and 2013 model years, are the Buick LaCrosse and Buick Regal sedans...John Voelcker
High-Mileage Chevy Equinox, GMC Terrain To Get Eco eAssist System For 2014?
The mild-hybrid system that General Motors calls eAssist (on the 2012 Buick Lacrosse and Regal models) will also appear on the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco version. But now it appears that the system will spread further across GM's product lines, with a report on GMInsideNews that it will appear on...John Voelcker
2012 Buick Lacrosse eAssist: TV Ad Sells MPGs, Avoids H-Word (Video)
The 2012 Buick Lacrosse with eAssist is now beginning to roll into dealerships across the country, and we've been curious to see how GM would market the car. On our preview drive this spring of a prototype Lacrosse with eAssist, we noticed that the dreaded H-word (hybrid) had been virtually...John Voelcker