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Recall: 118,800 GM pickups for missing hood latches

Supplier 'forgot' to weld the part during assembly of some Chevrolet Colorados and GMC Canyons.

By Exhaust Notes Dec 20, 2012 6:14AM
General Motors is recalling 118,800 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups for missing hood latches, according to filings with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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.

[Source: NHTSA]

Dec 20, 2012 8:49AM
Well I would blame some bad decision hear in the United States for being lazy and not doing there job, but that think for a second. The Union drove cost threw the roof, that GM makes it's cars now in China. Oh for those who fail to know this you might wont to do your home work where 90% of all GM cars are being made today. So I would blame China but wait Obama got us in to debt with them up to our ears and they more less now own the United States anyway, can't really bite the hand that feeds us now can we?
Dec 20, 2012 8:42AM

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

Dec 20, 2012 8:29AM
"Get that great GM feeling with genuine GM........POW SPLAT BANG SCREECH!"
Dec 20, 2012 8:26AM

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.



Dec 20, 2012 8:25AM
i'll hook my GMC piece of **** up to anyone of your foreign auto and well see what a piece of **** it is when i drag your foreign vehicle down the street with the tires smoking off it and you can keep sending your money to foreign country's. and if i remember correctly toyota's had a problem with the accelerators sticking wow what a death trap that was
Dec 20, 2012 8:25AM

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.


Dec 20, 2012 8:21AM
That's what you get with O'Bama's stimulass.
Dec 20, 2012 8:20AM
Over payed workers they should be making $6.66 an hour
Dec 20, 2012 8:20AM
can we find out who this supplier is?
Dec 20, 2012 8:17AM
Trudi  voltz iam sorry i have to disagree we build the parts for GM  Qualty is formost first  on the list not numbers we take pride in the quality of the parts we buld dont know where or who u work for
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