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30,000 corvettes recalled made my local news

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FUTURE_OF_GM    26

DETROIT, May 26 (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG <VOWG.DE> is recalling 362,000 cars in the United States because a brake light switch may malfunction, according to U.S. safety regulators. The models involved include the Jetta sedan from 1999-2002 model years, Jetta III from 1999-2000 model years and the New Beetle from 1998-2002 model years, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on its Web site on Friday. NHTSA said the brake lights could become inoperative, or remain on if installed incorrectly during a previous recall. Separately, NHTSA said General Motors Corp. <GM.N> is recalling 30,793 Chevrolet Corvette cars from the 2005-2006 model years as the adhesive between the roof panel and the frame may separate and the roofs could fly off. "If there is a complete separation, the roof panel may detach from the vehicle and it could strike another vehicle and cause injury and property damage," NHTSA said.

DID IT GET ANY PRESS?!?!?!?!?

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Sorry... but the Corvette recall is pretty bad. Malfunctioning taillights are nowhere near as bad (especially since they're sticking ON, not OFF) as a bloody ROOF flying off...

It just looks really bad on GM.

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Chris_Doane    29

DID IT GET ANY PRESS?!?!?!?!?

Let's see......yes:

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Forbes:

http://www.forbes.com/markets/feeds/afx/20...afx2777996.html

Autoblog:

http://conceptcars.autoblog.com/2006/05/26...m-calls-back-c/

Washington Post:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/conte...6052601177.html

Detroit Free Press:

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article...ESS01/605270375

CNN:

http://edition.cnn.com/2006/AUTOS/05/26/vo...reut/index.html

MSNBC:

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/12992569/

Detroit News:

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/artic...=73246247040357

ABC News:

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory?id=2009337

Reuters:

http://today.reuters.com/investing/Finance...UTOS-RECALL.xml

Wall Street Journal:

Well they have a story, but I can't link to it since Im not registered there.

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Took about 2 mins on Yahoo to find all that press coverage. Some outlets wrote their own story, some used wire service stories.

Apparently this news was released from the NHTSA the same day as the Corvette roof recall, so several news outlets combined the 2 into one automotive story. Some lead the stories with the VW news and some lead with the Corvette news. Im sure you'd say the one's who lead with the Corvette news are trying to kill GM, but ANY rational person would say that the *roof falling off the car* is bigger news than a brake light switch.

That said, many news outlets lead with the VW news anyway since it affects far more cars than the Corvette recall. Far more of their readers would likely own an affected VW than an affected Corvette. The wire service story you quoted even lead with the VW news!

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BrewSwillis    0

Sorry... but the Corvette recall is pretty bad. Malfunctioning taillights are nowhere near as bad (especially since they're sticking ON, not OFF) as a bloody ROOF flying off...

It just looks really bad on GM.

You are wrong about the V-Dubs:

NHTSA said the brake lights could become inoperative, or remain on if installed incorrectly during a previous recall.

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in·op·er·a·tive ( P ) Pronunciation Key (n-pr--tv, -pr-)

adj.

1. Not working or functioning.

2. No longer in force, countermanded: declared the previous instructions inoperative.

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Would you rather have your roof fly off and possibly hit someone elses car, or have your brake lights stop working and get rear ended at a high rate of speed?

I'll take the roof flying off.

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pow    106

Let's see......yes:

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Forbes:

http://www.forbes.com/markets/feeds/afx/20...afx2777996.html

Autoblog:

http://conceptcars.autoblog.com/2006/05/26...m-calls-back-c/

Washington Post:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/conte...6052601177.html

Detroit Free Press:

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article...ESS01/605270375

CNN:

http://edition.cnn.com/2006/AUTOS/05/26/vo...reut/index.html

MSNBC:

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/12992569/

Detroit News:

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/artic...=73246247040357

ABC News:

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory?id=2009337

Reuters:

http://today.reuters.com/investing/Finance...UTOS-RECALL.xml

Wall Street Journal:

Well they have a story, but I can't link to it since Im not registered there.

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Took about 2 mins on Yahoo to find all that press coverage. Some outlets wrote their own story, some used wire service stories.

Apparently this news was released from the NHTSA the same day as the Corvette roof recall, so several news outlets combined the 2 into one automotive story. Some lead the stories with the VW news and some lead with the Corvette news. Im sure you'd say the one's who lead with the Corvette news are trying to kill GM, but ANY rational person would say that the *roof falling off the car* is bigger news than a brake light switch.

That said, many news outlets lead with the VW news anyway since it affects far more cars than the Corvette recall. Far more of their readers would likely own an affected VW than an affected Corvette. The wire service story you quoted even lead with the VW news!

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No roof means a plastic (fiberglass) panel is missing and

if it's raining you might get wet. As far as no tail lights this

is a problem that VW can not shake wich is inexcusable.

Which do you want a massive rear end because the guy

in back of you can't see you or a missing roof? I'll

definately take a missing plastic roof panel versus being

rear ended anyday.

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