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    Last month GM announced an airbag recall affecting 4 million vehicles.

    Software errors have been found to disable the front airbags and seatbelt pretensions after "certain driving conditions." GM won't say what those conditions are, but they did say there’s been at least one death related to the bug.

    GM opened an investigation into the issue in June and contacted Delphi, the supplier of the sensing and diagnostic module. The automaker gathered additional electronic data recorder records from other incidents where the same crash symptoms occurred.

    After three days of road tests in September 2016, GM ordered the recall. The affected GMC vehicles include the Sierra lineup as well as the Yukon.

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    Chevy SS owners might need to send out an SOS when their seat belt tensioner cables break.

    [The recalled] Chevrolet SS cars were built May 14, 2013, through April 27, 2016.

    GM doesn't know when the recall will begin. When it does cables that need to get replaced will get swapped out, and those that look ok will get some new guides to prevent any future problems.

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    GM ordered a windshield wiper recall that was limited to Canada's "corrosion provinces" back in June.

    Well, turns out we use plenty of road salt here in the US of A as well, so the recall is expanding.

    "The first trouble reports came from Canada in December 2015 when SUV owners were complaining about failing windshield wipers during the winter. Dealers said the reported failures involved the windshield wiper’s ball joints coming loose from corrosion and separating while the wipers were activated."

    No recall date has been set and GM isn't exactly sure what they're going to do yet. All they know is the 2013 Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain need to be repaired.

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    The Malibu Hybrid comes with a manual service disconnect (MSD) switch that mechanics can use to shut off the high-voltage battery when working on the car.

    That's smart and safe. Can you imagine if that switch could just magically turn itself off while driving? The sudden stop, the lack of power, the traffic swerving around you, new curse words you never even knew existed. Good thing that never happens, right? RIGHT? Oh yes, it can happen. And it has.

    GM is recalling some 2016 models because the MSD switch can come loose and cut power to your car while driving. The automaker points out it doesn't affect low-voltage functions like airbags and seatbelt pretensioners, which is good when you suddenly find yourself stopped in the middle of the road.

    The affected Malibus were built between 10/27/2015 and 06/03/2016.

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    Every modern headlight assembly has an "aim code" to make sure the lights are oriented properly after service. Unfortunately, those are missing in some new Cruze cars.

    The 2016 Chevy Cruze cars are required to have headlight assemblies marked with a three-digit identifier code used to properly aim the headlights. The cars violate federal safety standards without the codes clearly marked on the assemblies.

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    Here's a fun thought --- your Chevy Cruze turbo diesel might be illegal in the USA.

    A new lawsuit claims GM is using "defeat devices" to hide emissions output similar to the ones VW just got raked over the coals for.

    "Attorneys say the plaintiffs tested the Cruze using a "Portable Emissions Measurement System" and found the cars don't meet emissions standards. The lawsuit says the standard is 70 mg/mile, but according to testing, the Cruze diesel cars averaged 174 mg/mile with a high of 557 mg/mile."…

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    There's a lot of news about airbags that can hurt you after a crash, but General Motors would like to remind you they can also make airbags that won't deploy at all.

    GM is recalling 308,000 Impalas in the USA and Canada that could have blown fuses resulting in non-responsive airbags. GM started investigating the issue after an employee noticed cluster gauge issues and "passenger presence sensors" with no passenger present.…

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    GM admits they dipped their hands into the fuel economy jar and pulled out a couple more MPGs than they should have. Well, I guess dinner is spoiled now.

    Estimates say the fuel economy ratings of the 2016 Chevy Traverse, Buick Enclave, and GMC Acadia are inflated by 1 or 2 MPGs. In a world full of defective ignition switches and killer airbags, it's hardly the worst news out there. However, little discrepancies like that can add up over time.

    Now GM wants to make up the difference.

    While exact amounts are unknown, owners should soon expect to receive compensation ranging from prepaid debit cards to extended warranties.

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    Equinox owners, put down those quarts of oil. General Motors' Technical Service Bulletin (TSB 15285C) could be the answer you've been looking for regarding excessive oil consumption.

    Chevy and GMC dealers were told in previous technical service bulletins to install updated engine control module calibration and perform an oil consumption test. This time dealers are told to diagnose the problem and replace the pistons.

    GM says repairs will be made for free (based on warranty coverage) and that the warranty will be extended to 7.5 years or 120,000 miles, whichever comes first.

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    Owners of the 2010-2011 Chevy Camaro are tired of playing "airbag roulette" with their passengers.

    The passenger-side airbag sensor in these cars has a history of problems. It's a pain for the driver, but pretty darn scary for the passenger because the airbag can turn off while they're in the seat.…