Recall: More Than 426,000 GM Sedans That Could Roll Away
Faulty shifter cables can cause the Pontiac G6, Saturn Aura and Chevrolet Malibu models to roll away while parked.
General Motors is recalling 426,240 Chevrolet, Pontiac and Saturn sedans for faulty transmission shifter cables, according to recent filings with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The defect could cause the vehicles to roll away when supposedly parked safely.
Apparently, the automatic-transmission cables on the 2008-2010 Chevrolet Malibu -- as well as two discontinued models, the 2007-2010 Saturn Aura and 2008-2010 Pontiac G6, including the coupe and convertible -- may not engage the park gear when the shifter is moved to the "P" position. At best, this is a nuisance; the transmission could be in neutral and the car may not restart, despite the driver being able to remove the key after shutting off the engine (most cars require the transmission to be in park before starting or removing the key). At worst, the car could roll freely into oncoming traffic.
In May GM said it began investigating a spike in warranty claims for these shifter cables, which the company said was caused by a "unique" design it had selected from a new supplier. While GM has not announced a start date for the recall, it said dealers would install retainers at the ends of the shifter cable or replace the cable if the ends were fractured. Owners can call GM at 1-800-521-7300.
In 2009, GM recalled 276,729 vehicles -- including the Saturn Aura and Pontiac G6, and Buick, Chevrolet and GMC models -- for similar shifter cable failures that could cause the cars to roll away when parked. In May, Ford recalled 10,500 vehicles for a different automatic-transmission problem, in which reverse gear would fail to engage despite being indicated on the "PRNDL" display.
The autoworkers union destroyed that company and then got bailed out and protected by Obama. Meanwhile, the people who were owed money by GM (bondholders) got shafted. Real nice.
Sounds like what happened to my Chevy car. The old supplier got screwed when GM declared bankruptcy and the new suppliers parts didn't work properly on my car. After they accused me (a woman) of taking off the bumper. I told them the only accident I had was buying a GM product. I got rid of that car and it is the last GM product I will ever purchase!!
The Democrat Party controlled a majority in both chambers for the first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995.
For those who are listening to the liberals propagating the fallacy that everything is "Bush's Fault", think about this:
January 3rd, 2007 was the day the Democrats took over the Senate and the Congress.
At the time:
The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77
The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5%
The Unemployment rate was 4.6%
George Bush's Economic policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB GROWTH
Remember the day...
January 3rd, 2007 was the day that Barney Frank took over the House Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd took over the Senate Banking Committee.
The economic meltdown that happened 15 months later was in what part of the economy?
BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES!
Unemployment... to this CRISIS by (among MANY other things) dumping 5-6 TRILLION Dollars of toxic loans on the economy from YOUR Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac FIASCOES!
Bush asked Congress 17 TIMES to stop Fannie & Freddie - starting in 2001 because it was financially risky for the US economy.
And who took the THIRD highest pay-off from Fannie Mae AND Freddie Mac? OBAMA
And who fought against reform of Fannie and Freddie? OBAMA and the Democrat Congress
So when someone tries to blame Bush.
REMEMBER JANUARY 3rd, 2007.... THE DAY THE DEMOCRATS TOOK OVER!"
Budgets do not come from the White House. They come from Congress and the party that controlled Congress since January 2007 is the Democrat Party.
Furthermore, the Democrats controlled the budget process for 2008 & 2009 as well as 2010 & 2011.
In that first year, they had to contend with George Bush, which caused them to compromise on spending, when Bush somewhat belatedly got tough on spending increases.
For 2009 though, Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid bypassed George Bush entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running until Barack Obama could take office. At that time, they passed a massive omnibus spending bill to complete the 2009 budgets.
And where was Barack Obama during this time? He was a member of that very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills, and he signed the omnibus bill as President to complete 2009.
If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the 2007 deficit, the last of the Republican budgets. That deficit was the lowest in five years, and the fourth straight decline in deficit spending. After that, Democrats in Congress took control of spending, and that includes Barack Obama, who voted for the budgets.
If Obama inherited anything, he inherited it from himself. In a nutshell, what Obama is saying is I inherited a deficit that I voted for and then I voted to expand that deficit four-fold since January 20th.
Even with 50 BILLION of our money, GM STILL has problems...
GO ROMNEY!! NO BAILOUTS!!!
A disturbing number of comments here suggest Americans build crappy products... Well fair enough, in a free country you surely do have a right to an opinion.
However, for those that share this feeling, may I suggest you consider moving back to your country of choice which makes the products you so covet.
I'm sure they will welcome your brand loyalty with open arms!!
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