General Motors is one of the oldest automotive manufacturers in the world. The company has an annual worldwide sales reach of 6.5 million cars and trucks globally. GM has been a fixture of car culture for decades, and there’s a good chance that you have had a GM car in your family. Many automotive enthusiasts have grown up in GM cars, from the Vista Cruiser to the Camaro. But recent decades have been a tough sell for GM as competition from import automotive companies has come stateside. There are undoubtedly things that GM needs to fix in terms of quality and reliability.
GM cars have come a long way, but they can still come further. GM and Ford have both announced that the companies will be exiting the passenger car market. This means that the companies will be focusing on crossover SUVs and large trucks. A good portion of the automotive community believes this is a mistake for the large automakers. We’re going to take a look at some things that GM could work on. The company is a historical part of the automotive world, and like most big companies it has its fair share of problems. Read on to find out the things they need to address now below.
Domestic automakers have never been immune to quality issues, but it would appear that, in recent years, GM has been at the forefront of quality issues. The automaker has been experiencing recalls left and right. First, the Equinox SUV was recalled a total of 16 times since its introduction in 2005. This is a lot for any vehicle, much less a brand-new crossover SUV. That’s not to say that the Equinox is a bad model by any means, but its quality has gone by the wayside.
Automakers are scurrying to get these vehicles out onto the market and the quality is suffering. The Equinox has had all kinds of different issues. GM could do better by the consumers who are scooping these things up.