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Now What Has GM Done?

2015 GMC Yukon Catches Fire on Test Drive

Now What Has GM Done?
Posted March 25 2014 05:19 AM by Maximus Matthewson 
Filed under: Editorials, Observations

2015 Yukon Fire

In the wake of a recent public relations nightmare for GM, leading to the recall of nearly 700,000 vehicles, it would seem that GM has another headache. On March 23, at around 2 PM, firefighters in Anaheim, California, received calls of a vehicle on fire.

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The vehicle, a 2015 GMC Yukon, was being driven on a test drive by a potential buyer when the SUV suddenly shut off and smoke began billowing from under the hood. It didn't take long for firefighters to knock down the blaze, but not before the Internet and Twitterverse was set ablaze with the news. Luckily no one was hurt in the blaze, aside from GM's reputation.

This can't be a good thing, especially with the popularity of the full-size SUV market diminishing in recent years. It is unclear if the potential owner of the charred vehicle went through with her purchase or decided to wait for the 2015 F-150.

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Tristan Morales
Tristan Morales

First off the Ford F-150 does not, and has never outsold the Sierra and Silverado combined, EVER! And ford makes the most reliable and dependable 3\4 and 1 ton truck? REALLY? I have one response to that, SLOWERSTROKE 6.0!! Worst, most unreliable diesel engine EVER BUILT! Followed by the 6.4L pos that's burning up turbos amongst other SERIOUS ISSUES! GM has produced over a million RELIABLE Duramax engines combined with the BULLETPROOF Allison can you even compare these trucks, their world's apart.....and don't yet me started on Fords infamous electrical and rusting issues with all of their half ton trucks since the mid 90's! Every manufacture has their issues, stop quoting commercials l, get the REAL facts before trying to sell a company who ALSO went broke when GM did, they got their money from investors outside the US, WHERE THEY NOW SEND A PORTION OF THEIR PROFITS TO PAY BACK THEIR DEBT! U.S. OWNED HUH? LMAO!!! Get a clue Colin N Leslie

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Colin N Leslie Kulukhon-lincoln

He only mentions the f-150 becouse it's the most reliable longest lasting half ton truck. It still outsells Chevy and gmc combined. Even if those two trucks are made at the same plant, they don't even get close to Ford's reputation. There is only one reason why Ford did not need a bail out a few years back. REPUTATION!!!!! if you had 25 grand to spend would you invest in a company that had to get money from the broke a$$ government to keep in business? Or would you go with a company that is American owned and has a reputation for rugget dependable comfortable half ton,3/4, and 1 ton trucks? Exactly. Invest in the one you need. FORD!!!!

Mike Gold
Mike Gold

What a political attack at GM, after reading this headline and the response by the journalist...... "It is unclear if the potential owner of the charred vehicle went through with her purchase or decided to wait for the 2015 F-150......." Why would she wait for a FORD F150? How is a FORD Truck a comparable vehicle to GMC/Chevy SUV? Obvious a Ford advocate.

DeWayne McKay
DeWayne McKay

Ford guy here. It's not a good thing when stuff like this happens, regardless of branding, I am glad no one was hurt.

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