It took a long time for America's average fuel efficiency to surpass the M.P.G. rating of the Model T.
Tuesday's GM recall is the auto company's second attempt to deal with a faulty heated windshield wiper system that can cause fires. The feature will be permanently disabled.
GM is recalling one point five million vehicles worldwide over the possibility of a fire breaking out, due to a flaw in the windshield washer fluid heating system.
An insurance research firm has found that drivers of that icon of climate-trashing excess, the Hummer, are more likely to get traffic tickets than drivers of any other vehicle.
Hugely popular in many European cities, the teeny tiny two-seater has already been reserved by 30,000 American residents.