The wiper motors in 31,600 new SUVs can overheat and catch fire, according to GM.
If this winter is anything like the last one, would flame-throwing wiper motors be the worst thing in the world? I mean, it would put a normal defroster to shame.…keep reading article "GM Recalls Fiery Windshield Motors"
It's been a couple weeks since GM's last recall and I can imagine that CEO Mary Barra is starting to twitch.
Must. Recall. More. Cars. It's addictive -- at least I can only assume it is, given that GM has recalled over 15 million vehicles in 2014 alone. Well twitch no more, Mary! Just days after an internal report highlighted a pattern of incompetence, GM issued a new recall for 89,000 cars, trucks and SUVs -- restoring order to the defective automotive world we all live in these days.…keep reading article "Some Enclave Airbags Might Not Inflate"
Last week, GM announced a recall of another 2.4 million vehicles.
For those keeping score, that brings the total number of recalled cars and trucks in 2014 to over 13.7 million. For perspective, GM has now recalled more vehicles in the last 5 months than they've sold in the last 5 years combined. I'm not great at business, but that doesn't seem like a sustainable model.…keep reading article "Enclave Front Seat Belt Cables Break Over Time"
Ahh, the gas gauge -- dependable travel companion and broadcaster of low fuel warnings. A device so simple that not even General Motors could mess it up ... or so we thought.
GM is recalling over 50,000 SUVs because the gas gauge could provide little to no warning that the vehicle is about to run out of gas.
How bad is it? In a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), GM said a defective engine control module (ECM) "may result in inaccurate fuel gauge readings at both the high and low end of the fuel range by as much as one quarter of a tank."
Do I smell a new marketing slogan opportunity? GM: our gas gauges are only off by 25%!…keep reading article "Software Update Aims to Fix GM's Inaccurate Fuel Gauges"
It's official, General Motors has come down with "March Madness".
Earlier this month they recalled over 1 million vehicles for an ignition switch defect that can disable the airbags during a crash. The problem has resulted in at least 13 deaths and as it turns out GM has known about the defect for over a decade. You've probably seen this story mentioned in the news along with the words "terrible", "dangerous", "criminal" and "jerk-wad executives who care more about money than public safety." OK, that last one was probably just me but you get the point.…keep reading article "General Motors 'March Madness' Recall for 1.5 Million Vehicles"