Recall: 118,800 GM pickups for missing hood latches
Supplier 'forgot' to weld the part during assembly of some Chevrolet Colorados and GMC Canyons.
The hood latch in question is a "secondary" latch -- the one that keeps the hood locked when you pop it or don't close it hard enough. That means the hood could fly straight in the driver's face and block the windshield at higher speeds.
GM says its hood supplier essentially forgot to weld the latches during assembly on the hoods of some 2010-2012 models. The automaker had received two reports of trucks with missing latches in late September and early November.
Dealers will replace the hoods on vehicles with missing latches starting Jan. 17. Owners can call Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438 or GMC at 1-866-996-9463.
Last month, Mercedes-Benz recalled 23 CLS sedans for secondary hood latches that may not have been properly bolted to the chassis.
i guess jimmie johnson and chevrolet winning 5 championships andit would have been 6 championships if it he did not have some bad luck. During the 2011 season, Johnson finished sixth in points. Between 2002 and 2012, Johnson has recorded 55 wins, 231 top-tens, and 25 pole positions. Johnson became the first racing driver to become Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year (U.S.) in 2009, and has won Driver of the Year four times, most recently in 2010. i sure don't see toyota with these accomplishments. love that gm sound
Volt's spontaneously burning, 12 Billion lost in the bailout (addtionally, BILLIONS more was lost during the bankruptcy that ironically occured directly after the bailout), Ford's Eco-Burst engne is overheating and causing frews, Ford has unintended accleration problems, (a teen was killed in July due to this), and now hoods fly up on GM trucks. Chrylser is majority owned by a foreign company and all 3 Detroit automakers outsourced the American jobs, manufacturing and assembly of their products to oversea areas. Addtionally, Ford recently plummeted in the JD Power quality rankings. D3 automakers are also importing European model vehicles and selling them with thier American company name. One of the companies also dimed out Hyundai/Kia for their MPG rated claims and one D3 automaker is getting less than it claims with two of it's top models (Fusion and C-Max). The union system is going to fall apart when the right to work bill takes affect in early spring. I'd stay away from any Detroit automaker dealership for the foreseeable future because all of this is a recipe for subpar vehicles that fall below the already subpar level many are currently at.
I worked for a Buick dealer in the 80s, and we had cars (Skyhawks) come in with non-power seats that would not latch. When you hit the brake the seat slid forward and backwards under hard acceleration. It turned out that the supplier could not provide enough of the seat brackets for one side of the manual seats. Rather than shut down the assembly line they just put the wrong part in (a power seat rail) and shipped the cars to dealers. When we got the cars and figured out the problem we ordered the right parts and they were back ordered. Some of these product screw ups are known mistakes made under orders of managers in order to maintain productivity numbers. The financial failure of GM was caused by this crap and was forecast by Ross Perot 30 years ago. Roger Smith, CEO, and other management types didn't believe it. Apparently they haven't learned.
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