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CashCowMoo
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This is why I do not buy GM cars. Its all about being as cheap as possible at the expense of the consumer.

GM Car Ignition Fault Recall Is Doubled

General Motors (NYSE: GM - news) (GM) has confirmed a new recall of over three million cars for ignition switch problems - more than doubling the number of vehicles dogged by the issue.

GM said it was to repair 3.36 million mid-size and full-size cars - on top of the 2.6 million Chevrolet Cobalt models and other small cars already recalled following 13 deaths.

More than half a million Chevrolet Camaros were added to the list last Friday taking the total for ignition faults past 6.5 million.

The company said its latest recall was aimed at correcting a fault that meant ignition switches could be jarred out of the "run" position, potentially affecting power steering, power brakes and air bags.

The issue - which will require keys to be replaced or reworked - has been linked to eight crashes and six injuries.

GM engineers first noted the Cobalt problem more than a decade ago, and GM's slow response to the switch issue triggered investigations within the company, by Congress and federal agencies - piling pressure on the brand and its chief executive Mary Barra.

It was last month fined by the US government for its failure to urgently address the crisis.

The latest recall takes to around 20 million the number of cars recalled for work this year alone by GM - with 6.5 million of them related to the ignition switch scandal.

It means the company's total bill for recall-related charges will top $2bn for the year to date, GM said on Monday.

The latest recall includes Buick LaCrosse, Chevrolet Impala, Cadillac DeVille and several other models from the year 2000 through to 2014.
Mrs Barra is due to return to Congress to testify about the earlier Cobalt recall on Wednesday alongside Anton Valukas, the chairman of GM's outside law firm Jenner & Block, who conducted the investigation that detailed deep flaws in GM's internal decision-making processes.

The so-called Valukas report triggered the departures of 15 GM employees including several high-ranking executives in the legal, engineering and public policy groups.

Among them was the engineer who has been blamed for designing the defective Cobalt switches, Ray DeGiorgio.

GM said he also designed the switches on the latest batch of recalled cars.

https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/gm-car-ignition-fault-recall-082641986.html

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quote:
Originally posted by CashCowMoo:
This is why I do not buy GM cars. Its all about being as cheap as possible at the expense of the consumer.

GM Car Ignition Fault Recall Is Doubled

General Motors (NYSE: GM - news) (GM) has confirmed a new recall of over three million cars for ignition switch problems - more than doubling the number of vehicles dogged by the issue.

GM said it was to repair 3.36 million mid-size and full-size cars - on top of the 2.6 million Chevrolet Cobalt models and other small cars already recalled following 13 deaths.

More than half a million Chevrolet Camaros were added to the list last Friday taking the total for ignition faults past 6.5 million.

The company said its latest recall was aimed at correcting a fault that meant ignition switches could be jarred out of the "run" position, potentially affecting power steering, power brakes and air bags.

The issue - which will require keys to be replaced or reworked - has been linked to eight crashes and six injuries.

GM engineers first noted the Cobalt problem more than a decade ago, and GM's slow response to the switch issue triggered investigations within the company, by Congress and federal agencies - piling pressure on the brand and its chief executive Mary Barra.

It was last month fined by the US government for its failure to urgently address the crisis.

The latest recall takes to around 20 million the number of cars recalled for work this year alone by GM - with 6.5 million of them related to the ignition switch scandal.

It means the company's total bill for recall-related charges will top $2bn for the year to date, GM said on Monday.

The latest recall includes Buick LaCrosse, Chevrolet Impala, Cadillac DeVille and several other models from the year 2000 through to 2014.
Mrs Barra is due to return to Congress to testify about the earlier Cobalt recall on Wednesday alongside Anton Valukas, the chairman of GM's outside law firm Jenner & Block, who conducted the investigation that detailed deep flaws in GM's internal decision-making processes.

The so-called Valukas report triggered the departures of 15 GM employees including several high-ranking executives in the legal, engineering and public policy groups.

Among them was the engineer who has been blamed for designing the defective Cobalt switches, Ray DeGiorgio.

GM said he also designed the switches on the latest batch of recalled cars.

https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/gm-car-ignition-fault-recall-082641986.html

What kind of car/truck do you buy?
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Pagan...You're asking questions that are much to difficult for CCM to answer

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I have a Ford at the moment. I have had a little bit of everything. Ford, Chevy, Jeep, Honda, Mitsubishi, Lexus, etc. The most reliable car I ever had with the fewest issues was a Honda Accord. My Mitsubishi had an engine that went crazy. I had a Chevy that fell apart after 75,000 miles. The Fords were not as bad as the Chevy, but they still had to be worked on often. This was during the 1990s-2009

Family members who bought Jeep Grand Cherokees had nightmares. Especially the 1990s models.

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quote:
Originally posted by CashCowMoo:
I have a Ford at the moment. I have had a little bit of everything. Ford, Chevy, Jeep, Honda, Mitsubishi, Lexus, etc. The most reliable car I ever had with the fewest issues was a Honda Accord. My Mitsubishi had an engine that went crazy. I had a Chevy that fell apart after 75,000 miles. The Fords were not as bad as the Chevy, but they still had to be worked on often. This was during the 1990s-2009

Family members who bought Jeep Grand Cherokees had nightmares. Especially the 1990s models.

So if that is the case...why did you single out GM with your rant?
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Since January 1 of this year, GM has recalled more than 20 million cars in North America (including exports) in 44 separate actions. They don't even sell 3 million cars per year in the US. In other words? All these safety recalls would ALSO have been the responsibilty of whoever bought GM if they had not been bailed out. I recall some discussions during the bailout about whetehr or not the 'warrantys" and recall cost would become the responsibiltiy of the taxpayer...

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GM didn't manufacture the defective parts that caused the recalls, nor was it their intent to be "as cheap as possible at the expense of the consumer".

A few dipchit employees that withheld information about the defects from their superiors is why the recalls became so massive...

GM makes some of the most reliable cars in the world and for someone to make a statement like "Its all about being as cheap as possible at the expense of the consumer" is not only false but assinine...

Notice in the study posted below that all 4 GM brands are rated at or ABOVE the industry standard.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2014/02/12/used-cars-less-dependable-jd power/5403139/

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quote:
Originally posted by buckstalker:
Pagan...You're asking questions that are much to difficult for CCM to answer

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Damn near had to change apparel after that remark.

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