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G.M. Recalls 3 Million More Cars

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posted on Jun, 16 2014 @ 05:11 PM
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"GM is Alive; Osama Bin Laden is dead."

This just broke an hour ago.
This will definitely hurt G.M. stock. I'm afraid it's bad tidings for General Motors. Apparently at least 13 deaths have been attributed to this latest problem.



The safety crisis at General Motors expanded once more on Monday as the automaker announced that it was recalling 3.36 million cars worldwide because they might suddenly switch off if their keys are carrying extra weight and the vehicles experience a “jarring event,” like hitting a pothole or crossing railroad tracks.

The problem mirrors a deadly defect that G.M. failed to correct for more than a decade and that the company has linked to at least 13 deaths and 54 crashes. In February, the automaker started recalling 2.6 million Chevrolet Cobalts, Saturn Ions and other small cars, saying that if their keys were bumped or jostled, their engines could turn off, disabling critical systems like steering, brakes and air bags.

G.M. said it was aware of eight crashes and six injuries tied to the problem involved in the latest recall, which includes G.M.'s most popular sedans from the 2000 to 2014 model years.


FULL article:
www.nytimes.com...
edit on 16-6-2014 by IAMTAT because: (no reason given)




posted on Jun, 16 2014 @ 06:07 PM
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GM really are getting their butts whipped over this. They've been caught in a cover-up and now they're doing a lot of recalls for every possible reason. I've noticed Ford, Toyota, Honda and others all of a sudden doing more voluntary recalls.

Cars are becoming like software. I equate recalls to patches. The big difference is, software is less likely to cause loss of life if there are bugs.



posted on Jun, 16 2014 @ 10:24 PM
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Government Motors is really taking a beating lately... As well they should IMO.

I would say that this might break them, but we know all too well that GM is too big to fail.

Never mind about the money, I can't figure out how these people can sleep at night knowing that they could have prevented several deaths and didn't. I think if the public decides it's time they fail, then they should fail. That's what happens in a true free market when your products aren't worth a shiite.

I feel bad for the families, not GM.



posted on Jun, 16 2014 @ 10:48 PM
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Where was the defective part/parts manufactured?

I can't find any info on that...?



posted on Jun, 17 2014 @ 04:50 PM
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a reply to: MissMegs

G,DAY MATE.
HHHMMMM DRIVING A COMMODORE ARE WE
MIGHT I SUGGEST A FALCON XR6



posted on Jun, 17 2014 @ 10:15 PM
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a reply to: pronto

Hey to you from down under!

I alternate between a 79 280zx and an 87 300zx


How about you?



posted on Jun, 17 2014 @ 10:30 PM
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I own 2 5th gen Camaros. I am a member of quiet a few forums related to Camaros and drag race religiously and autocross my 1le occasionally. I've never heard of this issue from anyone on boards or personally. I will not be taking in my car to fix this recall.

It's funny how I can have bruising on my knees from aggressive shifting and steering but never disengage the ignition. In fact I tried to duplicate this a few minutes ago with no luck.

Are people trying to have sex in them and somehow doing this? I don't get it. More doom porn. Whatever



posted on Jun, 18 2014 @ 01:33 AM
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a reply to: TiedDestructor

do you have many keys on your keyring?

A person I know had heaps of crap hanging off her keys, it would turn off going around a left hand corner....an '81 model.

Heavy keys will break you ignition, I read that the torque specs of the part that is at fault is lower than spec...

from Reuters


A spokesman said the ignition switches did not need to be replaced, even though they were "slightly" below the company specification for torque -- the force needed to move the switch out of the run position.


GM safety crisis grows with recall of 3 million more cars for ignition issues



posted on Jun, 18 2014 @ 08:10 AM
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By virtue of GM still existing, I really don't care what happens to the Earth now. Scorch it, I say!



posted on Jun, 18 2014 @ 11:26 AM
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a reply to: MissMegs

Not at all. That hadn't really crossed my mind. Touché




posted on Jun, 19 2014 @ 03:42 PM
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originally posted by: MissMegs
a reply to: pronto



Hey to you from down under!



I alternate between a 79 280zx and an 87 300zx




How about you?



G,day mate, have recently sold my paj and my worked superbug
still have a fairmont and a beach buggy in an incomplete state of rebuild



posted on Jun, 19 2014 @ 03:50 PM
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--BREAKING NEWS--

GM has run out of cars to recall so beginning June 20,2014 they will begin recalling Fords.

carry on...



posted on Jun, 19 2014 @ 05:18 PM
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originally posted by: howmuch4another
--BREAKING NEWS--

GM has run out of cars to recall so beginning June 20,2014 they will begin recalling Fords.

carry on...


Actually Chrysler lol....


Chrysler may be next in the dock for faulty ignition switches if the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration determines there’s a problem lurking on 1.25 million cars. The agency opened two investigations this week after Chrysler revealed it used airbag controllers on previous-generation Jeeps that only stay powered for 150 milliseconds after the car shuts down, a similar setup to the airbag issues GM has been facing all year on its older and some current models. The agency said it had received 32 complaints from Grand Cherokee and Commander owners since 2004 alleging the ignition key being easily bumped into the off position by the driver’s knee. A total of 525,000 2005–2006 Grand Cherokee and 2006–2007 Commander models are potentially affected. One crash has been reported.


Car and Driver link



posted on Jun, 19 2014 @ 05:24 PM
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a reply to: TiedDestructor

Wow reality is better than fiction....you can't make this stuff up.



posted on Jun, 20 2014 @ 05:49 AM
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57,000 kilometres on those 35 year old keys. I wore out the key to my 1996 Hyundai by 50,000.

My worry is, that there is going to be a generation of drivers who are dependant on their ABS brakes, traction control, and what happens when they are no longer there....



posted on Jun, 23 2014 @ 06:59 PM
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a reply to: TiedDestructor

G,day mate.
question. would you happen to know if the possible chrysler recall includes vehicles with the steering wheel on the correct side of the car.
er right hand drive



posted on Jun, 25 2014 @ 05:29 AM
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BMW, Chrysler, Ford Vehicles Join Long List Of Airbag-Related Recalls


NHTSA Now Investigating Chrysler Models for Ignition Problems

Definite airbag recalls, still investigating the ignitions apparently.

I have no idea how/where to find out if the part is the same for LHD and RHD. An American recall does not necessarily mean an Australian one alongside either.



posted on Jun, 25 2014 @ 06:32 AM
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originally posted by: howmuch4another
--BREAKING NEWS--



GM has run out of cars to recall so beginning June 20,2014 they will begin recalling Fords.



carry on...


G,day mate
yer cheeky bugga
hope yer chooks turn into emu's and kick yer dunny down



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