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New GM Pickups Hit by Recall

Faulty seats could fail in crash.

by on Oct.10, 2013

GM's new 2014 full-size pickups face their second recall due to a potentially faulty seat.

They’ve barely reached dealer showrooms in any significant numbers but General Motors’ new full-size pickups have been hammered by a recall.

According to GM, the seats in the new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 models could fail if the trucks are hit from behind. The models affected by the service action are equipped with manual seat controls that may not properly lock into position when reclined.

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A total of 21,721 of the full-size trucks are covered by the recall, nearly 19,000 shipped to dealers in the U.S., though another 2,572 went to Canada, with the rest sold in Mexico or listed as “exports.”

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GM Recall Targets Rollaways

Nearly 70,000 SUVs, pickups and vans targeted.

by on Jan.04, 2013

The 2013 Chevrolet Silverado is among those targeted by the new rollaway recall.

General Motors is recalling nearly 70,000 late-model SUVs, pickups and vans because of potential defective transmission interlocks that could let the vehicles roll away after being parked.

More than a dozen different 2013 models are involved in the recall, 54,686 of the vehicles sold in the U.S., 6,310 in Canada, with nearly 8,000 more delivered in Mexico and overseas markets that mostly include the Mideast.

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The vehicles may be equipped with a fractured park lock cable as well as a malformed steering column lock component. Under certain conditions this could allow a driver to inadvertently remove the vehicle’s key even if the transmission was not shifted into the Park position.

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GM Recalling Over 145k Midsize Pickups

Hoods could unexpectedly fly open.

by on Dec.20, 2012

A missing latch triggers the recall of the Chevrolet Colorado (shown here) and GMC Canyon pickups.

General Motors will recall more than 145,000 of its midsize pickups because a missing latch could lead to the hood of the trucks unexpectedly flying open on the highway.

The recall affects two models, the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, both produced during the 2010 through 2012 model-years. A total of 118,800 of the pickups were sold in the U.S., another 15,264 in Canada. The rest were sold in Mexico or exported to other parts of the world.

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The problem is that a secondary hood latch may not have been installed on the vehicles, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  If the primary latch isn’t properly engaged the hood could pop open. The situation could be especially severe while driving as wind could lift the hood up and block a driver’s view of the road ahead.

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