General Motors continues to expand their recall for ignition switches that could unexpectedly shut of when the ignition key is bumped or when driving on rough road conditions. The problem has resulted in unexpected loss of engine power and can affect power steering, power braking, and airbag deployment. Until the problem can be fixed, drives are asked to remove all items from their key ring leaving only the vehicle key. Continue reading
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GM Faces Fines For Ignition Switch Safety Problems
A record fine of $35 million U.S. will be paid out by GM after a government investigation into how GM handled the recall of 2.59 million vehicles over faulty ignition switches. GM’s agreement with regulators also includes significant changes into how the automobile manufacturer reviews safety problems and decides when to issue a recall.
- G.M. will be required to meet monthly with regulators and provide a list of every safety problem under consideration, as well as report on any new communications with their dealers.
- The company must also improve information sharing across its different units, make recall decisions more quickly and revise its analysis practices to improve the ability to identify safety issues.
GM Removes Controversial Purchasing Terms From Supplier Contracts
Controversial supplier contract purchasing terms adopted by General Motors last year, will be changed by the automobile manufacturer after suppliers say that the terms expose them to greater warranty liability. Although the new terms and conditions applied to only new purchase contracts, supplier executives and attorneys said they were uncomfortable with elements of the new contract. The new terms and conditions extended the automaker’s rights giving GM more authority to recover warranty and safety recall costs, to acquire suppliers’ intellectual property rights, and to access their financial information. Continue reading
GM Pickup Truck Seat Failure
General Motors is recalling almost twenty thousand 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and 2014 GMC Sierra full size pickup trucks because the front seats may not meet the federal safety standards for seat protection. Continue reading
2014 Chevy Sonic Fuel Tank Problem
General Motors will be recalling certain 2013-2014 Chevrolet Sonic vehicles for a problem with the gas tank mounting straps that could lead to the fuel tank separating from the vehicle. There have been no accidents, fires, or injuries related to the issue. Approximately 1,600 vehicles are affected by this problem. Continue reading
Chevy Corvette Loss Of Headlight Investigation
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have opened an investigation into certain 2005-2007 Corvette and Corvette Z06 vehicles after receiving thirty reports from consumers complaining of loss of headlights after 5 to 30 minutes of driving. Continue reading
2012 Chevy Cruze Brake Assist Problem
General Motors will be recalling certain 2011-2012 Chevrolet Cruze vehicles equipped with 1.4L DOHC gasoline turbo engines and 6T40 front wheel drive automatic transmissions because the vehicles could experience an intermittent reduction or loss of brake assist. (The NHTSA Campaign Number is 13V360000) Continue reading
Leaking Airbag Inflator In Chevy And GMC Trucks
General Motors (GM) will be recalling certain 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and 2014 GMC Sierra trucks because the airbags on these vehicles may not deploy properly. GM immediately began investigating the issue after their supplier informed them about the condition in July 2012. 843 vehicles are affected by this problem. Continue reading