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GM Recalls 118,000 Canyon and Colorado Pickups

GM Recalls 118,000 Canyon and Colorado Pickups

Dec 20 2012, 1:30pm CST | by

Trucks may be missing their secondary hood latch

The number of major automotive recalls over the last several months has grown significantly. General Motors has announced a recall that covers 118,000 of its small pickup trucks in the Colorado and...

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GM Recalls 118,000 Canyon and Colorado Pickups

Dec 20 2012, 1:30pm CST | by

Trucks may be missing their secondary hood latch

The number of major automotive recalls over the last several months has grown significantly. General Motors has announced a recall that covers 118,000 of its small pickup trucks in the Colorado and Canyon lines. The pickups covered in the recall are from the 2010 through 2012 model years.

The trucks were manufactured between November 9, 2009 in August 28, 2012. The reason for the recall was that the vehicles fail to comply with requirements for federal statute having to do with the hood latch system. In a nutshell, the hood may be missing its secondary latch.

The missing latch means that if the primary latch on the hood that fails it could blow up leading to an accident. General Motors says it plans notifying owners and instruct them to inspect their vehicles for the secondary hood latch. Any vehicles missing the latch will be repaired free of charge.

 
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Bringing Pony Back: 2015 Ford Mustang Recalled

Oct 20 2014 1:55pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Continuing the recall parade that’s marked this automotive year—including dozens of GM recalls, the Takata airbag fiasco, and many more—Ford has issued an action for the brand-spankin’-new 2015 Mustang. The good news (if there can be any concerning a recall) is that just 50 ponies the U.S. and three in Canada are affected by the issue, which concerns the passenger seatbelt. The manufacturer says the Mustangs in question may ...
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NHTSA urges owners of recalled Takata airbag vehicles to take immediate action

Oct 20 2014 12:46pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Recalls, Safety, Acura, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GM, GMC, Honda, Infiniti, Lexus, Mazda, Nissan, Pontiac, Toyota The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Department of Transportation are taking the unusual step of issuing a followup press release urging owners of certain recalled vehicles "to act immediately" to fix their cars and trucks. The problem in question concerns the repair campaigns for ruptur ...
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Oct 20 2014 10:31am CDT | Source: Cars.com

Vehicles Affected: Nearly 250,000 model-year 2002-05 Lexus SC luxury coupes and Toyota Sequoia SUVs, and 2003-05 Tundra pickup trucks, Corolla sedans and Matrix hatchbacks, and Pontiac Vibe hatchbacks, all originally sold or currently registered in high-humidity areas of southern Florida, along the Gulf Coast, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa The Problem: The front passenger airbag inflators are susceptible to rupture in ...
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Deaths linked to GM ignition-switch defect rise to 29

Oct 20 2014 10:25am CDT | Source: Automotive News

The program to compensate victims of a faulty ignition switch in GM vehicles has approved two new death claims, bringing the total number of deaths linked so far to the switch to 29, according to a report rel ...
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Late-model vehicles stretch GM's recall rolls

Oct 20 2014 12:01am CDT | Source: Automotive News

An Automotive News analysis of documents filed with federal regulators shows that GM is moving faster to identify and fix problems but that many defects, especially in newer vehicles, are still reaching c ...
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GM ignition-switch recall death toll rises to 27

Oct 14 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Recalls, GM, Earnings/Financials When General Motors began addressing the ignition switch debacle earlier this year, it estimated that 13 people had died due to its negligence in replacing the faulty component. That figure, however, has more than doubled by now. According to Bloomberg, Kenneth Feinberg - the attorney whom GM appointed to oversee its compensation fund, much as he had done for 9/11 and BP Deepwater Horizon victims - has already app ...
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2015 Cadillac ATS Review

Oct 13 2014 10:41am CDT | Source: Cars.com

"The 2015 Cadillac ATS sedan remains as compelling a sport sedan as GM has ever made, but issues with the interior diminish its appeal versus the heavy-hitting German competition," said Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays. Check out Mays' review for more. 2015 Cadillac AT ...
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Cadillac Has Big Plans Between Now and 2020

Oct 13 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: Top Speed

It’s been less than three months since Johan de Nysschen left Infiniti to join Cadillac, and it seems the South African-born executive is already elbows deep trying to resurrect GM’s struggling premium brand. Speaking to Reuters on the sidelines of the Paris Auto Show, de Nysschen revealed Cadillac’s future strategy includes a product expansion that could see the introduction of at least five brand-new models over the next six years.The first in that line is ...
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“Complete Acquiesence”: Bob Lutz Reveals How the Pontiac Aztek Happened

Oct 10 2014 3:40pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

How do bad cars happen? How, for instance, did Pontiac’s Aztek—the greatest failed model in recent history—get all the way from flawed design to ugly product? We asked Bob Lutz, our industry expert and man-about-town, if he knew anything. Turns out, he knows quite a bit. I kind of got hired [as GM's vice chairman of product development] because of the Aztek. I was getting an award, and [then-GM chairman] Rick Wagoner introduced me and took ...
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1 week ago

Is There a Future for the Tachometer?

Oct 10 2014 3:06pm CDT | Source: Cars.com

By Ali Oswald With more and more new-car buyers choosing automatic transmissions over manuals, why do tachometers still have such a large presence on dashboards? The tachometer displays engine speed in revolutions per minute, and it can be useful in cars where there's a provision to control automatic-transmission gear changes. "Being aware of engine rpm can help you maximize not only power, but also get good gas mileage," Volkswagen spokeswoman Leigh Anne Sessions ...
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