The 2016 Buick Verano is a hot mess. Or at least, it will be once it catches on fire from fuel line leaks.
keep reading article "2016 Verano Recalled Because They Keep Catching on Fire"
General Motors found fuel lines that were not shaped correctly, causing the lines to touch the engines once installed in the vehicles. The supplier investigated and determined the machine operator responsible for the lines apparently wasn't trained well enough.…
What's your preferred driver seat position --- close to the wheel? lounging back? rotisserie?
Oh, that last one? Yeah, it turns out Buick discovered an issue in the 2011 Regal that could catch the seats on fire.…keep reading article "What's That Smell? 2011 Regal Seats Catching on Fire"
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"
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.…keep reading article "Park Your Rainier Outside, Take 2"
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.…keep reading article "Engine Block Heaters Can't Handle the Cold"