GM recalls now up to 76 this year

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  1. Carnage

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    GM Recalls 97,540 Cars for Stalling, Yearly Recalls Now Total 76
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    General Motors, with just over two months left to hit the magical recall century mark, has now reached 76 recalls this year and surpassed 30 million cars in North America.

    We missed several recalls since our last update, so here are a few of the latest highlights (the full list, maintained by GM’s press office, is here but does not include the recall for the Corvette Stingray).

    Fourteen 2013–2014 models have what GM calls “chassis control module contamination,” in which one of the computer modules can short-circuit due to “metallic slivers” and cause the vehicles to stall or not start. A check-engine or “Service Trailer Brake” message may appear. Included are the Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban, Traverse, Express, and Silverado HD; the Cadillac CTS, Escalade, and Escalade ESV; the Buick Enclave; and the GMC Acadia, Savana, Sierra HD, Yukon, and Yukon XL. A total of 97,540 cars are affected in the U.S., of which 4500 are on dealer lots.

    Nearly 290,000 Cadillac SRX models from 2010–2015 have loose nuts in the rear-suspension toe-adjuster link that can cause the SUVs to sway or wander in the lane at highway speeds. This may inadvertently activate the stability control, create loud noises over bumps, and cause the link to separate entirely. Also included in this recall is the rare-as-moon-rocks Saab 9-4X from 2011–2012, of which barely a few hundred were built before GM sold Saab in 2010. By July of this year, GM had recorded 99 reports and warranty claims relating to the rear suspension on 2010–2012 SRX models and later decided to issue a recall. Dealers will replace the links or tighten the nuts as necessary at a later date.

    Another 89,294 Chevrolet Spark models from 2013–2015 have secondary hood latches that can rust and cause the striker to disengage (these latches are what catch the hood after someone has pulled the primary release inside the car). Since July 31—after receiving reports of hoods opening while Sparks were driving in Europe and 10 warranty claims for rust in the U.S.—GM has applied an improved anticorrosion spray to the latches. Dealers will replace the latch and striker at a later date.
    More ignition-switch problems affect the 2008–2009 Pontiac G8 and 2011–2013 Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle models. The keys are similar to the integrated, retractable key blade used on the Camaro, which was recalled in June for the potential that a driver’s knee can bump the key out of the run position. Unlike those repairs, the G8 and Caprice keys will not be separated from the remote fob; new key blades will be cut and reattached. A total of 46,873 cars are affected in the U.S. Of those cars, 7598 (all of them Caprice PPVs) have faulty transmission interlocks that can let the driver shift out of park without hitting the brake or remove the key without engaging park. No injuries or accidents have been reported from any of these recalls.
     
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    I am glad they are getting called out on shizzy! I had nothing but problems with my Cadillac and they nickel and dimed me to death when it was a serious electrical issue that they should heave known about. I finally got so frustrated I reformed to Mopar. My friend has had her Chev in the shop so much, it was almost a month for the frame issue. She is horribly frustrated. o_O I don't want to see them tank though so I hope they get it figured out. I need them to keep making Slomaros so I can blow them off the road! LOL :)
     
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    Lol I have to agree. Had a friend who had a corvette, nothing but problems. I had another friend who had a Cadillac and had so many problems he actually traded in his luxury ride for a ford and he was a die hard Cadillac fan.
     

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