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Which Buick Vehicles Have Takata Airbags?

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Some Buick models are part of the Takata airbag recalls. Takata, a parts supplier for numerous automakers, manufactured defective, shrapnel-hurling airbag inflators that have affected over 34 million+ vehicles.

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GM hasn't announced when the heater block recall will begin, but let's hope it happens before snow flakes start falling. To fix the issue, GM dealers will replace the heater cord with a new cord that is rated for temperatures of minus 40 degrees Celsius or, as we here in Vermont like to call it, just another brisk February morning.

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  • The Problem: Your front turn signals each have two bulbs, and if both those bulbs burn out you'll be presented with a warning light. However, if only one bulb burns out there's no warning and GM wants to fix that. Side note for our city-driver friends: turn signals are a safety device used to indicate which direction you intend to go -- you should try it sometime (I kid ... sort of)!

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  • combined population of New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Montana, Delaware, South Dakota, Alaska, North Dakota, Vermont (Yes, there are people -- not just cows -- in VT) and Wyoming.


  • The number of calories my Uncle Hank ate over the holiday weekend. Seriously, he's a bottomless pit.


  • According to GM, this round of problems is responsible for at least 7 crashes, 8 injuries and 3 deaths. The full list and details can be found here.

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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.

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  • 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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  • Write your answer down and send it to the What Were You Thinking? division of General Motors. You see, despite the fact that it's glaringly obvious, GM got it wrong and installed rear brake rotors on the front brake systems of 8,590 vehicles.

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