Archive | March, 2009

Rush Limbaugh Blames Obama for HUMMER Downturn

31. March 2009

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On Tuesday’s radio program, Rush Limbaugh commented on a couple of recent stories out of the New York Times from that feature HUMMERs. One is about the sudden HUMMER demand in Iraq, and the other a feature on Lynch HUMMER out of Missouri. Following his recap of the articles, he went on to say that […]

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GM Confirms HUMMER Announcement Delay

31. March 2009

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In a press conference this morning, GM CEO Fritz Henderson confirmed that despite a promise from ex-CEO Rick Wagoner in February to announce a decision by the end of the first quarter, GM has still not made up its mind about what to do with the HUMMER brand. “We have been in dialog with several […]

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HUMMER Announcement Could Be Delayed, Sale Still Likely

30. March 2009

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On February 17th, then Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner said GM “will make a final decision to sell or phase out HUMMER by March 31st of this year.” After the events in the last 48 hours, it’s possible the announcement regarding the ultimate fate of HUMMER won’t be made tomorrow as promised. GM’s chairman and […]

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GM CEO Rick Wagoner Steps Down

29. March 2009

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Just two days before an expected announcement about the HUMMER brand, and one day before Obama unveils his plan for the automakers, General Motor’s Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner is stepping down, reportedly at the request of the White House. It is unclear who will take his position, though some are saying current GM president […]

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HUMMER Brand Decision Deadline Draws Near

23. March 2009

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HUMMER Brand Decision Deadline Draws Near

General Motors has consistently said the fate of the HUMMER brand would be decided by the end of 2009’s first quarter. With the March 31st deadline quickly approaching, all we know for sure is that HUMMER will not be in GM’s portfolio beyond 2009. The two options still on the table are 1) selling the […]

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General Motors Recalls 2009 HUMMER H3T

13. March 2009

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General Motors Recalls 2009 HUMMER H3T

General Motors announced that it’s recalling 1,738 HUMMER H3Ts due to an issue with the fuel tank. The 2009 HUMMER H3Ts are being recalled due to a “condition in which the fuel tank front support strap may fracture,” said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “If this occurs, the fuel tank would be supported by […]

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HUMMER Brand Sale Could be Complete by June 2009

8. March 2009

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HUMMER Brand Sale Could be Complete by June 2009

General Motors has effectively said that HUMMER will no longer hold a place in its portfolio, leaving two options on the table: sell HUMMER, or shut it down. We’re becoming increasingly confident that GM has found a buyer for HUMMER, and maintaining that selling the brand could be the best possible scenario for a strong […]

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HUMMER Jumps 10 Spots in 2009 JD Power Customer Service Study

1. March 2009

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HUMMER Jumps 10 Spots in 2009 JD Power Customer Service Study

Despite a turbulent year for the HUMMER brand, dealers around the country are still providing exceptional customer service according to JD Power’s 2009 Customer Service Index Study. HUMMER moved up 10 places and is now ranked 6th overall. The study looks at satisfaction among vehicle owners who visit a dealership for maintenance or repair work […]

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