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Taco John
06-08-2010, 04:33 PM
GM Recalls 1.37 Million Cars Because They Can Suddenly Burst Into Flames

Jun. 8, 2010, 11:07 AM


Bad news for the U.S. taxpayer. General Motors is recalling 1.37 million vehicles due to a problem involving the windshield wiper fluid system.

Apparently, the fluid system can catch fire on many GM models. The Washington Post explains what will be affected:

The recall affects several pickup trucks, sport utility vehicles and passenger car models from the 2006 to 2009 model years. GM conducted a similar recall in 2008 but came across new reports of fires in vehicles that had been fixed.

GM plans to disable the heated washer fluid system module that could lead to fires. GM will pay owners and those leasing vehicles $100 since the feature is being disabled.

Clearly this is a nightmare for any car manufacturer, but for one that's essentially owned by our government, it's really bad. This could definitely end up affecting GM's IPO later in the year for sure.



Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/gm-recalls-137-million-vehicles-cars-could-catch-on-fire-2010-6?utm_source=Triggermail&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=BI_Select_060810_Personal#ixzz0qIt0hbw8

Taco John
06-08-2010, 04:34 PM
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/08/AR2010060801849.html?hpid=topnews

Chocolate Hog
06-08-2010, 04:35 PM
The government knows how to spend your money.

Brock
06-08-2010, 05:03 PM
Chrysler's doing a big recall too.

JonesCrusher
06-08-2010, 05:10 PM
Wasn't Bush/Cheney supposed to inpect the wipers before shipping.

cannon1988
06-08-2010, 06:08 PM
If only the government would have enacted full upheaval of every vehicle manufacturer and began doing the manufacturing itself...

I can see it now... GM - Government Motors

JD10367
06-08-2010, 06:10 PM
It's BP's fault!

mlyonsd
06-08-2010, 06:12 PM
Not good news on a day when Obama is looking for somebody's ass to kick.

bluehawkdoc
06-08-2010, 07:19 PM
Not good news on a day when Obama is looking for somebody's ass to kick.

I think Barack should kick his own ass.

BucEyedPea
06-08-2010, 07:33 PM
If only the government would have enacted full upheaval of every vehicle manufacturer and began doing the manufacturing itself...

I can see it now... GM - Government Motors

I already came up with that.

BucEyedPea
06-08-2010, 07:35 PM
Clearly this is a nightmare for any car manufacturer, but for one that's essentially owned by our government, it's really bad.

Typical govt manufacturing. A good copy tag for advertising "The Chernoble Car"

ROFL

headsnap
06-08-2010, 07:58 PM
I already came up with that.

you say that like you were the first one, when in fact you were #567,529 in the list...

Hydrae
06-08-2010, 08:09 PM
Chrysler's doing a big recall too.

If Congress wants to talk to someone about the problem Toyota had, they ought to be looking at the manufacturer of the gas pedals!


Posted: June 5, 2010
Chrysler to recall 25,000 to fix gas pedals
BY JUSTIN HYDE
FREE PRESS WASHINGTON STAFF

WASHINGTON -- Chrysler said Friday it would recall 25,000 Dodge and Jeep vehicles in the U.S. to fix sticking gas pedals made by the same supplier involved in the recall of 2.3 million Toyota vehicles for the same problem.

Chrysler told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that because the 25,263 2007 Dodge Calibers and 71 Jeep Compass models were equipped with brake-override software, it did not consider the problem a safety defect, but would conduct a voluntary recall anyway.

The automaker said the problem stemmed from a manufacturing defect at CTS that caused the bearing housing to be made too large, a problem CTS corrected in March 2006. Chrysler estimated that only 30% of the vehicles covered by the recall would actually have the problem.

In addition to the U.S. vehicles, Chrysler's recall also covers 5,572 cars in Canada, 2,260 in Mexico and 1,536 elsewhere.

Toyota cited sticking pedals from CTS as the problem behind the recall of 2.3 million vehicles this year linked to reports of sudden acceleration. Toyota has said the pedals and unsecured floor mats were the only known reason for thousands of complaints, but NHTSA and two congressional panels are still probing the automaker's response and researching whether its electronics were at fault.

NHTSA has also fined Toyota $16.4 million for delaying the pedal recall, saying it knew of the problem months before alerting federal officials.

http://www.freep.com/article/20100605/BUSINESS01/6050309/1322/Chrysler-to-recall-25000-to-fix-gas-pedals

cannon1988
06-08-2010, 08:25 PM
I already came up with that.

Congratulations, you must feel very proud of yourself.

BucEyedPea
06-08-2010, 08:38 PM
Congratulations, you must feel very proud of yourself.

Oh I do! :D

cannon1988
06-08-2010, 09:03 PM
Oh I do! :D

I would hope for nothing short of self motivated enthrallment.

BucEyedPea
06-08-2010, 11:20 PM
I would hope for nothing short of self motivated enthrallment.

Your wish has been granted. :D