A number of GM recalls and stop-sales materialized over the weekend, to no one’s surprise. I’ll save you the time of having to endure my now trite cynicism of The General, and just go ahead and tell you why your cars might kill you this time around: General Motors recalled 117,000 various vehicles in North […]
Despite the fact that Mary Barra promised us that General Motors recalls have been “substantially completed,” here we are again with another GM recall. And this isn’t even the first one since Barra made that statement. This current recall concerns a total of 221,558 Chevy Impalas and Cadillac XTS sedans, which carry a potential fire […]
Remember last week when Mary Barra said that GM recalls have been “substantially completed?” Apparently, she does not. General Motors has just recalled 48,114 models for defective seatbelts. Reportedly, the pretensioner cables might not lock in certain conditions, meaning that, instead of tightening in an accident, they could loosen. Both the 2013 Cadillac ATS sedan […]
This has not been Mary Barra’s year. At the very beginning of 2014, she hopped into the pilot seat of a plane she did not know was going down, but boy has she held her own as she made all the necessary sacrifices to get the plane flying straight again. After nearly 29 million recalls […]
Surprised? Only that it's not more...
Last week we reported on General Motors’ recall of 189,000 regrettably flammable SUVs, then clapped our hands together and said, “Welp, that’s that!” So it is with great surprise that we must now report that, once again, GM is recalling a whole bunch of cars. We’re not angry, GM, we’re just disappointed. Let’s start small […]
Guess what?! Nope, you’re not getting a Ferrari (complete with luggage) to call your very own. But General Motors is recalling hundreds of thousands more vehicles. That’s right; just when you thought GM had run out of vehicles to recall, the automaker announces another 717,960 vehicles. Surprisingly, the latest recall has nothing to do with […]
Had it in your mind that you’d make it through the day without reading about another General Motors recall, didn’t you? Well, the 2004-2008 Chevy Aveo and Optra have other plans. 218,000 Aveos and 214 Optras are being recalled today for—what else—potential for fiery death! The recall only affects models with daytime running lights, as […]
Because why the hell not? It's a Tuesday.
Hey! Hey, guess what! It’s time for another GM recall! I know, I know, you’re probably thinking “oh, are you fu…I mean, didn’t they just recall 2.7 million cars on Thursday?” Yes, you are right. They totally did. And ya know what? They’re recalling 2.4 million more cars, trucks, and SUVs today because GM will […]
General Motors this morning announced five new recalls totaling 2.7 million vehicles. This brings the total number of vehicles recalled by GM in 2014 past the astounding total of 10 million. The largest of the five recalls is for 2.4 million 2004-2012 Chevy Malibu, 2004-2007 Malibu Maxx, 2005-2010 Pontiac G6 and 2007-2010 Saturn Aura models. […]
Announcer: Today is a day that ends in the word “day,” which means it’s a perfect-enough day for another round of…more GM recalls! *game show music plays* *crowd applauds* Host: Who are our lucky contestants today, Rich? Announcer: Why, we’ve got 56,214 Saturn Auras from the 2007-2008 model years! *crowd applauds* Host: The 2007-2008 Saturn […]
Documents suggest that Barra knew of issues with the Ion as far back as October 2011, the two engineers placed on paid leave are named, and five Democrats urge the DoJ to force GM to establish a victim's fund.
This weekend’s GM recall roundup sees a number of documents coming to light and a number of signs pointing to the conclusion that GM and Delphi both knew that something was wrong with their ignition switches. Of particular interest is the fact that current GM CEO Mary Barra had at least some rudimentary understanding of […]
Models affected by the latest round of recalls include 2013-2014 Buick Verano, 1982-2005 Chevy Cavalier, and certain 2010 Camaro 1LT models. Issues range from incorrect badging to providing a doorway for interdimensional beings to enter our world.
This morning, General Motors announced yet another safety recall affecting 2.1 million vehicles after only just recalling 1.3 million vehicles more last evening. This brings the total number of vehicles affected by numerous GM recalls issued since the beginning of March past the staggering total of 8 million. This latest news comes mere hours before […]
Because it just wouldn't be another day in March if GM didn't recall a whole bunch of their vehicles.
This afternoon, General Motors announced…yeah, you got it…another recall. This time, they are calling back 1.3 million vehicles due to a potential sudden loss of electric power steering assist. Per General Motors’ press release, the following vehicles are involved in the company’s latest recall: Chevrolet Malibu: All model year 2004 and 2005, and some model […]
The latest recall of a combined 662,000 GM-made vehicle brings the total number of vehicles recalled in March to 4.8 million.
To General Motors, vehicle recalls for safety-related issues may well be the equivalent of Pringles: “Once you pop, you can’t stop.” Except in this case, their reward is not the salty goodness of potato chips, but rather the confidence that the survival of their empire may well depend on how they handle the mess that […]
This morning, General Motors issued another recall for 355 vehicles. The latest GM recall affects certain 2014 Buick Regal, LaCrosse, Verano, and Enclave models; 2014 Chevrolet Impala, Malibu, Cruze, and Traverse models; and 2014 GMC Acadia models. This latest GM recall looks to address only vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions, wherein a shift cable adjuster […]
Yesterday, General Motors announced that it is expanding its previous recall of compact cars, which initially concerned the safety of 778,000 Chevy Cobalts and Pontiac G5s manufactured between 2005 and 2007. The expanded GM recall now includes Saturn Ion, Saturn Sky, Pontiac Solstice, and Chevy HHR models built between 2003 and 2007, bringing the recall […]
General Motors has announced a recall for a small contingent of its 2014 model year Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe and GMC Yukon and Yukon XL SUVs to repair a potential issue involving loose rear brake caliper bolts. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report states that up to ten vehicles may be affected by […]
A month or so ago, Chevrolet announced that it would be calling back certain early 2017 Chevy Bolt EVs because of a “condition where the calibration will not detect the difference in the state of charge between the cell groups of the battery. This condition may not provide sufficient warning prior to a battery cell […]