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    A while back GM owners were told to park their SUVs outside far away from structures, trees, leaf piles or pretty much anything that could catch on fire.

    The reason? The power window switches were acting like tinderboxes and setting vehicles ablaze.

    The problem was first recalled back in June of 2013 but "the fix" didn't work. So GM turned around and issued a recall of the recall -- a re-recall? This time they vowed to be super-duper sure they got it right. And when you're both super and duper sure, you better be right -- so they asked owners to hold tight (and keep parking outside) while they got the parts together.…

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    GM is recalling more cars because the engine block heater cord can get damaged in the cold.

    That's right -- the device that's supposed to keep your engine toasty in the winter is unable to handle cold temperatures. That's like a snow tire deflating as soon as you drive over ice. Maybe GM needs to install an engine-block-heater heater? The affected cars all have the optional Calix oil pan / block heaters.…

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    Americans will soon celebrate the 4th of July with a weekend full of hot dogs and fireworks.

    The only thing that's more All-American these days is a massive GM recall, and GM is happy to oblige with its 54th recall of the year, involves 8.4 million vehicles.…

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    The 2014 Buick LaCrosse is acting a bit possessed these days. Not the "360-degree-head-spinning, better-call-an-exorcist" variety of possessed, but more along the lines of a b-rated horror flick.

    That's because the windows can continue to work long after the car has been turned off ... spooky! In some cases, the windows will even open and close themselves ... SPOOKIER! Then there's the fact that the chime might not sound when the driver’s door is opened with the key still in the ignition ... SPOO ... ok, that's not as spooky.…

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    Hey, it's the weekend and you know what that means! Another massive recall from GM for ignition switch problems.

    Cue the sad trombone. Here's a breakdown of what you need to know.

    • GM is recalling 3.2 million vehicles that have ignitions that can be turned off by a heavy key chain
    • GM is advising owners of the recalled cars to remove all unnecessary weight from their key chains
    • There is no word on when the recall will start…

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    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.…

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    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.…

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    Pop quiz, everyone! When installing brakes, the rear rotors should be installed on which of the following: 1) The front brake assembly 2) The rear brake assembly.

    Write your answer down and send it to the What Were You Thinking? division of General Motors.…

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    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%!