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Old 05-15-2014, 08:31 PM   #1
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GM Announces Five Safety Recalls

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DETROIT – General Motors said Thursday it has informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of five safety recalls covering about 2.7 million vehicles in the United States. The recalls cover:

2,440,524 previous generation passenger cars for taillamp malfunctions
111,889 previous generation Chevrolet Corvettes for loss of low-beam head lamps
140,067 Chevrolet Malibus from the 2014 model year for hydraulic brake booster malfunctions
19,225 Cadillac CTS 2013-2014 models for windshield wiper failures
477 full-size trucks from the 2014 and 2015 model years for a tie-rod defect that can lead to a crash
“Customer safety is at the heart of how GM designs and produces vehicles, and these announcements are examples of two ways we are putting that into practice,” said Jeff Boyer, vice president of GM Global Vehicle Safety.

“We have redoubled our efforts to expedite and resolve current reviews in process and also have identified and analyzed recent vehicle issues which require action. These are examples of our focus to surface issues quickly and promptly take necessary actions in the best interest of our customers.”

The largest recall involves 2004-2012 Chevrolet Malibu, 2004-2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx, 2005-2010 Pontiac G6 and 2007-2010 Saturn Auras model cars in U.*. to modify the brake lamp wiring harness.

Affected vehicles could have corrosion develop in the wiring harness for the body control module due to micro-vibration. The condition could result in brake lamps failing to illuminate when the brakes are applied or brake lamps illuminating when the brakes are not engaged. Additionally, cruise control, traction control, electronic stability control and panic braking assist operation could be disabled.

GM is aware of several hundred complaints, 13 crashes and two injuries but no fatalities as a result of the condition. The company issued a technical service bulletin in 2008 and conducted a safety campaign for a small population of 2005 model year vehicles in January 2009.

The second safety recall covers 111,889 Chevrolet Corvettes from the 2005-2007 model years for potential loss of low-beam headlamp operation Models from 2008-2013 will be covered under a Customer Satisfaction Program. All repairs will be at no cost to customers.

When the engine is warm, the underhood electrical center housing could expand, causing the headlamp low-beam relay control circuit wire to bend slightly. After the wire is repeatedly bent, it can fracture and separate. When this occurs, the low-beam headlamps will not illuminate. As the housing cools and contracts, the low-beam headlamp function may return. This condition does not affect the high-beam headlamps, marker lamps, turn signals, daytime running lamps or fog lamps. Loss of low beam headlamps when they are required could reduce the driver’* visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.

GM is aware of several hundred complaints as result of the condition but no crashes, injuries or fatalities.

The third recall covers 140,067 Chevrolet Malibus from the 2014 model year with 2.5L engines and stop/start technology. These vehicles are subject to the disabling of hydraulic brake boost that can require greater pedal efforts and extended stopping distances. Dealers will reprogram the electronic brake control module. The issue was discovered in testing of a future model with similar technology. GM is aware of four crashes but it is not clear that these are related to the condition. No injuries are known from those crashes.

The fourth recall covers 19,225 Cadillac CTS from the 2013-2014 model year for a condition in which the windshield wiper system may become inoperable after a vehicle jump start with wipers active and restricted, such as by ice and snow. Potential lack of visibility could increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the front wiper module free of charge. GM is unaware of any crashes or injuries due to the condition.

The fifth recall involves certain 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra light duty pickups and 2015 model year Chevrolet Tahoe SUVs. The tie rod threaded attachment to the steering gear rack in these vehicles may not be tightened to specification. With this condition, the tie rod can separate from the steering rack and a crash could occur without prior warning. Customers are being contacted and told to have their vehicles taken by flatbed to their dealer, where the inner tie rods will be inspected for correct torque, and, if necessary, the steering gear will be replaced. The repair procedure was being sent to dealers and owner letters sent by overnight mail to customers on May 14. The issue was discovered and corrected during assembly after the small number of vehicles was released.

GM expects to take a charge of up to approximately $200 million in the second quarter, primarily for the cost of recall-related repairs announced in the quarter.
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Soooo.... what is not under recall these days from GM? They haven't been doing too well lately.
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Wait for it....wait for it....
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if they really designed vehicles for safety and not bottom line there wouldnt be all these recalls
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It is all the companys just some you hear more about than others.
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Over 13 million recalled Since January...
GM recalls 2.4 million more vehicles - CBS News
And More older models in the last 24 hours...
GM Adds to Growing List of Vehicle Recalls | Fox Business

Would be nice to find a complete updated listing of vehicles year/make & descriptions.

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So, they move all the plants overseas, such as Delphi, the quality of components falls with the cheap metals in China and Voila!, our cars fall apart or go up in flames or get us in accidents..... Funny how that corporate profit crap works. Lest they forget to tell us the real cause of the micro-vibration issue. Cheap inferior electrical terminals made so poorly they're not strong enough to stay tight and we get fretting corrosion, then there'* the high resistance wire crimps and cold solder joints, then there'* the contaminants in the contact areas...... then we all buy classic cars and live happily ever after! The End!!!
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Well, went to my local GM dealer for oil change and tire rotation, special(don't know how they make money on a Dexos oil change and rotation, for $39.95).....and pay the Tech....I know, the object is to get traffic into the garage to up-sell repairs.....

Asked about the recall on Wife'* HHR.....

This is going to cost GM more to fix than originally thought......

Originally, they were going to just replace the switch in the steering column.....

Now they are going to replace the switch, the lock cylinder, and the key.....

I said why are they replacing the key? Because it won't fit in the new lock cylinder......the key will be coded(cut) the same as the original key, so it will fit your door lock.....

The cost? Well you have the new switch......add to that a new cylinder......the cost of coding that new cylinder with tumblers to match the original key(ever see a tech fumble his way through this?).......the key has a transponder in it, so it is not cheap, and they will give you two of them.....

Wait a minute!

My wife is known for losing keys...so when she bought the car, we paid for an extra new key.......yup, she lost her keys(along with house keys and RKE transmitter), but at least she had the spare key to start her car.....I have the other one......so now I had to get another key for a backup(got her an RKE fob for Christmas, since she didn't want to pay for a new one)......

I tell the SW I have three keys......he says you only get two.....I said I shouldn't have to pay for another backup key.....not my fault......looks like I have to write a letter.......

Dear GM........
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And in Today'* (June 6th) recalls, Which include:
Buick Verano, Chevrolet Camaro, Cruze and Sonic.
GM issues 4 new recalls for 90k vehicles, Chevy, Buick, GMC affected - Autoblog
Totals now almost 16 million cars/trucks...I guess the GM shops will be hiring!
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