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Categories: Recalls

GM Could Be Looking For Loopholes

On: Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 11:55AM | By: Karen Cook


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Legalities baffle me sometimes. They seem to go against common sense, and those who resort to splitting hairs over what’s “legal” and what’s “right” annoy me to no end. GM is teetering on the edge of falling into this category.


Bad Decisions at GM

On: Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 12:29PM | By: Karen Cook


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Due to the recent GM recall concerning a faulty ignition switch, the manufacturer is being asked some very tough questions by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). If you own one of these vehicles, I’m sure you want answers too.


2nd Promaster Recall

On: Tue, Mar 4, 2014 at 4:08PM | By: Karen Cook


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Chrysler has just issued a voluntary recall notice for 6,800 2014 Ram Promaster vans. These are the same vehicles that were involved in another recall concerning the accelerator pedal, which had the potential to get stuck in the open throttle position. That recall affected 10,000 of the vehicles.


These Are Not The Flames You Want On Your Car!

On: Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 7:20AM | By: Karen Cook


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If you own a 2014 Porsche 911 GT3, DO NOT DRIVE IT!


 

NHTSA Redesigns Recalls

On: Sat, Feb 15, 2014 at 9:20AM | By: Karen Cook


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While we are on the subject of recalls (and when are we not?), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has designed a new label for use on recall notifications in an effort to distinguish between actual federal recalls and sales or marketing junk mail. The only thing scarier than getting a recall notice is getting a recall notice and throwing it in the trash because it looked like junk.


Huge Fail for GM

On: Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 11:40AM | By: Karen Cook


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It disturbs me that I write so many articles on recalls, but here’s another one for you.


Hair-Trigger Airbags

On: Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 2:45PM | By: Karen Cook


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We all know that airbags save lives. In the event of a crash the airbag deploys, sometimes causing minor injuries of its own, but saving the occupant from being ejected from the vehicle or slamming into the dashboard or windshield and possibly being killed. Most of us are willing to put up with some scrapes and bruises if it means walking away from an accident relatively unscathed.


Ram ProMaster Recall

On: Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 1:45PM | By: Karen Cook


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Recalls scare me. I don’t want to think that my automobile may do something unexpected that could cause injury to me or others and do damage to itself. Chrysler’s current recall is one of the scariest in my book.


NHTSA May Put the Brakes on Toyota

On: Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 9:10AM | By: Karen Cook


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Attention, Toyota Camry Hybrid owners! The National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened a preliminary evaluation of 2007-2008 Camry Hybrids due to a possible defect of the braking system. Owners have reported that they are experiencing “delayed braking actuation or increased brake pedal effort” meaning the brakes either don’t work or the pedal must be pushed harder to get the car to stop. So far there have been 59 complaints, 40% of which said the issue occurred at speeds of 40mph or more. It seems the problem is more likely as the car ages because 55% of the complaints have occurred in the last eight months.


GM Recalls 300,000 New Pickup Trucks

On: Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 12:31PM | By: Lou Ruggieri


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General Motors has issued a recall of a whopping number of Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks. The affected models have been cited as only 2014 models, specifically those with 4.3L V6 or 5.3L V8 engines. It seems these engines have a very bad habit of having their exhaust manifolds overheat when idling in cold temperatures. Obviously if the exhaust manifolds begin climbing to extremely high temperatures, it can damage, melt, or destroy surrounding engine components in the engine bay, and render a very new engine, very obsolete, very quickly.  

GM has already begun contacting customers, and will fix the problem by reprogramming the ECU to moderate exhaust temperatures within normal ranges free of charge. Chevy owners many contact GM at 1-800-222-1020 and GMC owners can contact GM at 1-800-462-8782 with questions or to schedule their fix. Read on for the full report ...


Ford's On a Recall Roll

On: Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 5:00PM | By: Karen Cook


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Ford seems to have run into a manufacturing problem recently which affects several makes and model years. Here’s the rundown for those affected.