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    General Motors Announces Three Recall Campaigns Covering 641,000 Vehicles


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    General Motors has issued three new recall campaigns that cover 641,000 vehicles.

    • 290,107 Cadillac SRXs (2010 to 2015 model years) and Saab 9-4X (2011-2012 model years) need to have their rear toe link adjuster lock nuts inspected. The nuts may have not been properly torqued to spec which could cause the toe adjuster link to separate and the vehicle to sway around. GM says its aware of three accidents and two injuries because of this problem. Dealers will look at the nuts and replace the link assembly.
    • 117,651 model year 2013-2014 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban; 2013-2014 Cadillac CTS; 2013-2014 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL; 2013-2014 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV; 2014 Chevrolet Traverse; 2014 GMC Acadia; 2014 Buick Enclave; 2014 Chevrolet Express; 2014 GMC Savana; 2014 Chevrolet Silverado HD and 2014 GMC Sierra HD for a manufacturing defect in the chassis control module. The module could have a short which could cause the engine to stall or not start. GM says about one percent of these vehicles are believed to have this problem.
    • 89,294 Chevrolet Sparks (2013 to 2015 model years) could have their secondary hood latch striker to stick in the open position due to corrosion. If this was to happen along with the main hatch not being secure, the hood could fly open. Dealers will replace the hood striker.

    Source: General Motors, NHTSA

    Press Release is on Page 2


    General Motors today announced two recalls covering 379,401 cars and trucks in the United States. The total number of vehicles recalled in North America -- U.S., Canada, Mexico and exports -- is 524,384.

    290,107 model year 2010-2015 Cadillac SRX and 2011-2012 Saab 9-4X SUVs for torque inspection of rear toe link adjuster lock nuts. Improper torqueing could possibly result in a loose joint and worn threads that could cause the toe adjuster link to separate. Dealers will inspect for the condition and, if necessary, will remove them and install a new link assembly. Unsold vehicles are being checked for proper torqueing before being sold. A loose toe adjuster link can cause the vehicle to sway or wander at highway speed, activate the vehicle's electronic stability control system, and cause excessive wear to the threads in the link. Additionally, the rear suspension may make loud metallic noises, particularly when the vehicle is travelling over bumps or potholes. If separation occurs while the vehicle is being driven, it would create sudden vehicle instability, increasing the risk of a crash. GM is aware of three crashes and two injuries as a result of this condition. GM reported this recall to the NHTSA on September 17.

    89,294 model year 2013-2015 Chevrolet Spark models in the U.S., because corrosion can cause the secondary hood latch striker to stick in the open position. If the primary latch is not engaged, the hood could open unexpectedly. These vehicles, imported from South Korea, were manufactured with a secondary hood latch that may prematurely corrode at the latch pivot, causing the striker to get stuck out of position and preventing the striker from properly engaging the hood latch. About 13,000 of these unsold vehicles are being held at U.S. dealerships and will not be delivered until repairs are made. Customers will be notified by letter about the recall and dealers will replace the hood striker when parts are available . GM is not aware of any crashes, injuries or fatalities as a result of this condition. This recall was posted today on the NHTSA website.

    General Motors is recalling 97,540 cars and trucks from the 2013-2014 model year in the U.S. because the chassis control module may have a manufacturing defect. The total North American population, including the U.S., Canada, Mexico and exports, is 117,651.

    Vehicles involved are certain model year 2013-2014 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban; 2013-2014 Cadillac CTS; 2013-2014 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL; 2013-2014 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV; 2014 Chevrolet Traverse; 2014 GMC Acadia; 2014 Buick Enclave; 2014 Chevrolet Express; 2014 GMC Savana; 2014 Chevrolet Silverado HD and 2014 GMC Sierra HD.

    About 4,500 of these unsold vehicles are being held at U.S. dealerships and will not be delivered until repairs are made.

    GM knows of no crashes, injuries or fatalities related to this condition. About 1 percent of all vehicles recalled are believed to have the condition.

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    Can't they check this stuff before they put the cars on sale?  These are mostly 2013-2015 products, these are brand new cars.

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    Can't they check this stuff before they put the cars on sale?  These are mostly 2013-2015 products, these are brand new cars.

    Really - I had a vision the other day I was reading the window sticker on a GM car and it listed several recalls as standard equipment. I think this is overkill.

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    No.. it's just an abundance of caution. A lot of the recalls could have been TSBs but GM is recalling them anyway. I recall one of the recalls is a "The key is still in the ignition you dummy" chime that doesn't sound if the silverado/sierra is equipped with a certain radio. On my Buick, the recall is to check how tight the bolts that hold the seat to the floor are torqued down.....

     

    not exactly life threatening stuff.

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