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General Motors makes Recall History

May 16, 2014

In General Motor's secret attempt to wipe the planet clean of their vehicles, they make yet another world wide recall affecting over 3 million cars and trucks, 2.7 of which are located in the USA.  Injuries have been reported, but luckily, no deaths.  

The most serious recall is the steering failure for the new pickups and SUVs - in which GM over-nighted a letter to the owners informing them that their trucks needed to be towed, not drive to the dealers for inspection and repair.  

Chevrolet has been affected with over 140k Malibus being recalled for possible loss of power-brake assist.  

GM needs another $200 million to cover costs, already adding to its $1.3 billion taken earlier this year for several previous series of recalls across all of it's make and models.

After being saved by a huge government bailout, it's quite disappointing to see the company struggling again.  Not only that, this future wave of recalls, on top of all the previous recalls this year alone, give the company a bad reputation of having poor quality products.  

2.5 million cars were recalled for tail-lamp malfunction that can also disable the cruise control, traction control, electronic-stability control and panic-breaking assist features. Affected models: 2004-2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx, 2005-2010 Pontiac G6, and 2007-2010 Saturn Aura.  They've reported 13 crashes and two injuries due to this recall.  

2014 Chevrolet Silverados, 2014 GMC Sierra pickups and 2015 Chevy Tahoe SUVs are being recalled for a tie-rod defect that can lead to steering loss.  This defect only affects a small number of recalls, having been fixed shortly after production began.  

112k 2005-2007 Chevrolet Corvettes are being recalled for low-beam headlamps that can fail.  

20k 2013-2014 Cadillac CTS sedans are being recalled for windshield wiper failure.  

141k 2014-2015 Chevrolet Malibus are being recalled for hydraulic-brake booster malfunction.  


What do you think about the future of General Motors and it's never ending lineup of recalls?  Is it affecting your opinion of the brand, or do you think it's a responsible decision? 

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