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More, Still More, GM Recalls Including Ignition Switches

Call it a black weekend for GM CEO Mary Barra and the employees and dealers of GM as the latest round of recalls were revealed in NHTSA filings, including more ignition switch safety defects Continue reading

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Say It Ain’t So! GM Recalls 500,000 Cadillac, Chevy, Saabs

GM CEO Mary Barra’s claim that GM recalls are behind it was mocked today by two more recalls covering half a million vehicles including 2015 Cadillac SRX models. Continue reading

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More GM Recalls Including Ignition Switches, Airbags, Brakes

The recall crisis at GM continued today with the announcement of six more serious safety defects covering a quarter of a million vehicles. This follows the revelation this week that almost 190,000 GM vehicles will have to be parked outside because they can self-immolate. The catch here is that redesigned power window switches that can prevent fires will not be available until October. Continue reading

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More GM Recalls on 717,950 Newer Vehicles

GM has today recalled almost three quarters of a million late-model vehicles for various safety defects. If there is any good news in the latest safety defects, it is they do not involve deadly ignition switches. Instead, seats, turn signals, and power steering, suspension failures leading to steering loss, and defective airbags are the latest safety defects. Continue reading

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Four More GM Safety Recalls including Silverado and Corvette

A beleaguered and hapless General Motors today announced four more GM safety recalls covering 428,211 vehicles in the United States. Continue reading

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GM Recalls 1.3 Million Cars for Bad Electric Power Steering

The list of the vehicles involved is daunting, and some were recalled. previously. The largest U.S. automaker said in a statement that it would take a $750 million charge in Q1 to cover the cost of GM recalls so far this year. Given the growing number of lawsuits lawsuits and a new scrutiny of safety issues at GM, both inside and out, more charges are likely. Continue reading

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GM Recalling 2014 Silverado, Sierra Pickups for Bad Airbags

GM is recalling its new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks because of defective airbags. While admitting an embarrassing safety defect on its most recent major product revision, GM told NHTSA in the required recall filing that the welding on the passenger airbag inflator might fracture when the airbag deploys, allowing some gas from the air bag inflator to vent behind the instrument panel, instead of into the air bag. Continue reading

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NHTSA Looking at Expanding GM Airbag Recall to 400,000

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is scrutinizing two small GM airbag recalls to see if the number of vehicles with the safety defect should be expanded from 7,000 vehicles to more than 400,000 2012 models. Continue reading

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GM Recalls 2013 Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC SUVs for Rollaways

GM is recalling certain 55,000 2013 SUVs for rollaways because the vehicle can shift out of “Park” by itself because of a defective steering column. Continue reading

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NHTSA Prompts GM Recall of Chevrolet, Saturn and Pontiac Cars

An engineering analysis started more than a year ago by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has now forced the recall of more than 426,000 General Motors passenger cars sold under the Chevrolet, Pontiac and Saturn brands. Continue reading

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NHTSA Investigation Prompts GM Recalls of SUVs for Fires

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has prompted recalls of more than 249,000 GM SUVs because of fires in the driver’s door caused by a defective electric window motor. Affected are 2006-2007 model year Buick Rainier, Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Isuzu Ascender and Saab 9-7x models, all from the GMT360 platform. NHTSA’s Office of Defects Investigation has received a total of 83 complaints, 66 alleging the door module had melted or burned, and the remaining 17 stating that the window switches acted erratically or were inoperative. Twenty-eight of the reports received have led to driver door fires, some of which allege the vehicle was keyed off and unattended. Continue reading

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Chevrolet Recalls Impala Police Cars for Suspension Failures

When General Motors changed suppliers in the 2008 model year for front lower control arms, the critical suspension piece from Iroquois Industries did not meet specifications and is now the cause of a recall on all Chevrolet Impala police cars built during the last four years. Continue reading

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GM, Toyota Computer Problems Cause Latest Safety Recalls

The ongoing computerization of vehicle systems has caused safety recalls at GM and Toyota. In the latest round of software malfunctions, brand new 2013 model Chevrolet Malibu cars can blow up the roof rail airbag for no reason or prevent the air bags from going off in a severe accident. Toyota’s Lexus luxury division is recalling its 2013 model GS performance sedans because a sensor can cause the steering wheel to be wildly out of place to where the front wheels are actually pointed. Continue reading

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Enclave, Traverse and Acadia Recalls for Bad Wipers at GM

GM is only recalling the models registered in Snow Belt states. Critics of such limited safety recalls maintain that they do not fix all the potentially affected vehicles. Dealers will tighten the wiper arm nuts. Continue reading

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General Motors Recalling TRW ESC Because it Can Run Wild

This seemingly benign electronic programming glitch can have severe consequences because it can result in the ESC activating at high speeds without warning resulting in “sudden changes in vehicle handling and deceleration, particularly at higher speeds, which may cause the driver difficulty in maintaining the vehicle’s desired path of travel and desired vehicle speed, and could result in a crash without warning.” Continue reading

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