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    Well, that didn't work.

    Last year a very reasinable argument was made that the Vortec 5300 engine is designed in a way that creates excessive oil consumption. It's also designed in a way that doesn't warn you when an excessive amount of oil has been used.

    However, a federal judge has ruled there isn't enough evidence to support the claims.…

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    KSBH is Kansas City has a story about a frustrated Chevrolet owner who is tired of his truck's excessive vibrations, especially on the highway.

    [Mike] Hollingsworth said the shaking began within weeks of purchasing the truck. Because he bought it new, Hollingsworth said he didn't take it for a test drive ... That was the biggest mistake I made," he said.

    Like many owners, Mr. Hollingsworth is being told by Chevy technicians that the shaking is within what's considered an acceptable range. GM needs to adjust its scale.

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    Dennis Ward says he was involved in an accident after his HHR's ignition switch shut off, causing a "sudden and unexpected power loss."

    The next day, GM expanded its ignition switch recall to include his now totaled car. He filed a lawsuit in October 2014, and while GM was able to get certain claims dismissed – some by taking personal shots at Ward – the case will move forward.

    This comes after the Supreme Court ruled that GM can't hide behind its "old GM vs new GM" defense. The company's bankruptcy does not mean it can shed the hundreds of lawsuits its facing.

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    Are you the type of driver who likes to lounge while driving? You might not have a choice if you own a Chevy Cruze.

    Turns out the seats in the 2016 and 2017 can recline on their own. While that can be annoying, what lead GM to recall 17,000+ cars is how the seats can snap back (or forward) in an accident. Let's just say that's a safety no-no.

    General Motors says the problem is due to "inconsistent welds between a seat-back bracket reclining mechanism and the seat-back frame." Chevy will inspect and replace any bad seat-back frames, hopefully with one that has more consistent welds.

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    Back in February, General Motors recalled 200 of its 2016-17 Chevy Suburban HD vehicles because they installed convex mirrors where flat mirrors are supposed to go.

    That violates federal safety standards and doesn't reflect well on their attention to detail.

    Owners can call 800-222-1020 and use recall number 17017 to see if their SUVs were involved.

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    There's something funky going on inside GM's 5.3L Vortec 5300 engine causing it to use a higher-than-normal amount of oil.

    Some might even say it's excessive. A lawsuit filed in Minnesota says the problem is multi-faceted.

    1. GM used low-tension piston rings that allow oil to leak out of the crankcase and into the combustion chamber.
    2. The rings, which are already leaking, are then overloaded by a spray of pressurized oil from the Active Fuel Management (AFM) system.
    3. Even more oil is being burned off after being sucked into the intake by the engine's positive crankcase ventilation (PCV).

    That's a recipe for disaster, but the cherry on top is the somewhat useless oil monitoring system. Instead of measuring the volume of oil left in the crankcase, the system measures environmetal variables to determine the quality of the oil.

    Sure, there's only a pint of oil left in the engine but don't worry ... the oil quality is great.

    The lawsuit mentions GM has tried to improve the situation by updating the vehicle's crankcase ventilation and active fuel management system, but it never really helped. Eventually GM just updated the Generation IV Vortec 5300 engine and replaced it with a redesigned Generation V Vortec 5300 that stopped using low-tension oil rings and reintriduced an oil level sensor.

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    Back in May, GM admitted that they overstated the fuel economy on some 2016 SUVs and offered a compensation program as a sorry 'bout that.

    Owners received somewhere between $450 to $1500, based on a few factors, for their troubles. But that wasn't enough for some.

    A new lawsuit wants GM to pony up more cash for the decreased resale value of the 2016 Chevy Traverse, Buick Enclave, and GMC Acadia.…

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    While you might still be digesting that extra serving of holiday cookies, here's something else to chew on – you might have 1 of 18 Malibus that need new airbag modules.

    According to GM the fabric of the side-impact airbag cushion "can prevent the airbags from deploying properly in a crash."

    It's likely the 18 owners of the 2016 vehicles have already been contacted, but just in case you can call Chevrolet at 800-222-1020 and use recall number 16079.

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    Earlier this year, General Motors (GM) announced a preliminary recall for 1.9 million vehicles with Takata airbag inflators.

    But then, a couple months later, they decided that recalling some of those vehicles wasn't necessary. Researchers have found a combination of age, moisture, and high temperatures can make the ammonium nitrate inside of Takata airbag inflators unstable, causing them to explode in a dangerous way.…

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    GM manufactured cargo vans that are either missing mirrors, or have improperly shaped mirrors. Both are violations of federal safety laws.

    The 2016-2017 Chevrolet Express and 2016 GMC Savana were manufactured without inside rear-view mirrors and with right-hand convex exterior rear-view mirrors. That's a problem because federal safety regulations say the vans are required to have either inside rear-view mirrors or both left- and right-hand flat exterior rear-view mirrors.

    The recall only affects 40 vans, but still the GM design team should take a long, hard look in the ... well, you know.