Which Buick Vehicles Have Takata Airbags?
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GM says it needs to bleed the brake systems of 230,000 cars.
Some of the recalled vehicles have rear brake caliper pistons that have hydrogen gas trapped inside that could be released into the brake systems. ZF, the manufacturer of the brake pistons, didn't properly temper and chrome-coat the pistons, causing hydrogen gas to remain trapped in the bodies of the pistons.…keep reading article "Excess Gas Buildup in the Brake Caliper Pistons of Regal and LaCrosse"
If it feels like you're having a hard time stopping your SUV, you're not envisioning things.
keep reading article "Leaking Brake Lines in the 2016 Envision"
General Motors is recalling 327 model year 2016 Buick Envision SUVs because the master cylinder brake lines may crack and leak brake fluid.…
Last month GM announced an airbag recall affecting 4 million vehicles, including the 2014-2017 Encore and 2014-2016 Lacrosse.
Software errors have been found to disable the front airbags and seatbelt pretensions after "certain driving conditions." GM won't say what those conditions are, but they did say there’s been at least one death related to the bug.…keep reading article "Software Errors Create Massive GM Airbag Recall"
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 Buick Envision is brand new to the USA and it's not off to a good start with its first recall.
The CUV has incorrect tire labels. OK, so it's nothing terrible but it's still not a great way to introduce yourself – oh hai, you just spent a TON of money on me and I'm already being a pain in the oil can. You're welcome!…keep reading article "Envision a World with Proper Labels"
Turns out the power steering assist in the 2016 Buick Regal may not assist you at all.
[Regals] manufactured from August 30, 2015, to February 12, 2016, will be difficult to steer if they revert to manual steering while traveling at slow speeds or around a curve._"…keep reading article "Regal Power Steering Recall"
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"
General Motors is in the news again with a recall of another 733,000 vehicles, 5 golden rings, 1 partridge in a pear tree and who knows what else at this point...
The recall is for 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.…keep reading article "Turn Signal Breakdown Recall"
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.…keep reading article "Encore and Verano Part of GM's Block Heater Recall"
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.…keep reading article "The LaCrosse's Possessed Window is Being recalled"
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…keep reading article "Buick is Part of the GM Ignition Switch Recall Expansion"
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"
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.…keep reading article "Buick Put the LaCrosse's Brakes on Backwards"
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"