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    GM is recalling nearly 4,800 new trucks and SUVs, and telling their owners to stop driving until their front upper control arms can be repaired.

    GM blames the problem on a bad weld near the control arm bushing, a problem the automaker discovered on a GMC Yukon XL Denali. The faulty weld can cause the control arm to change shape and eventually separate.

    Once again, there is a stop-driving order for owners of the 2016-2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe, and 2016 Chevrolet Suburban. If you own one of these vehicles you need to make a service appointment right away.

    While you're on the phone, ask them about getting a tow for repairs and how to get a loaner vehicle in the meantime.

    GM said they'll send out a "please stop driving" notice in May 2016, and then a second notice when the recall actually begins.

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    Turns out the flexible steel cables GM used to connect its seat belts to the body of their trucks might be a little too flexible.

    (The) cable can break over time due to a driver repeatedly getting into the seat, causing the cable to bend and eventually separate. GM says it discovered the seat belt problem by looking at warranty data, but no accidents or injuries have been reported.

    More than 1 million Chevy and GMC trucks will need to be repaired.

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    2016 Chevy Malibu has been recalled for Takata airbags, but it's not what you think. Takata reported two instances of stud weld fractures of the inflator modules during routine testing. However, the inflators weren't produced by Takata.

    Another airbag supplier welded the studs --- poorly, I might add --- before shipping them to Takata. A fractured weld means the airbag will probably deploy out of position in a crash.

    That stinks, but it's better than other Takata airbag problems.

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    A Texas man says his Corvette has been loaded with problems from the moment he drove it off the lot.

    After paying $76,000 for the sports car, the plaintiff says he began experiencing problems with the Corvette including failure to start, loud rattling sounds, stalling, problems with the GPS navigation system and problems with the electrical system.

    In the first year of ownership, the plaintiff says there were six warranty repairs requiring 50 days in the shop. He wants GM to buy the car back, but they want nothing to do with that bucket o' problems.

    It's up to a judge now.

    Have you had a similar, repair-filled experience?

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    The 2010 Chevy Tahoe is ejecting passengers in rollover crashes.

    At least, according to a recent petition that wants the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to look into the matter.

    The petitioner cites a Tahoe crash in Texas that involved 4 adults and 4 children.…

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    Your steering wheel could get stuck while driving and GM doesn't think that's enough of a safety hazard to warrant a recall.

    Owners have complained that if they drive with their steering wheel in one position for a long enough, it can suddenly stick and become impossible to turn. The problem eventually remedies itself but not before making the driver sweat it out like Richard Simmons:

    "At highway speeds the steering sticks, making it scary to drive and dangerous” the owner of a 2013 Cruze wrote to the the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).…

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    GM is recalling every single current-generation Camaro, all 511,528 of them, because of an ignition switch issue similar to the one that already killed 13 people.

    Or 74 or more depending on who you ask.

    The driver's knee can bump into the key fob causing it to inadvertently move the ignition out of the 'run' positon. Once that happens you're like Popeye without spinach -- just a bunch of flabby muscles you can't use.…

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    Remember when our parents threatened to stop the car right now in the middle of the highway if we didn't simmer down in the back seat?

    Yeah, the driver assistance system in the 2014 Chevy Impala is kind of like that, but actually acts on it. A 2014 Impala owner is a bit shaken after his car came to multiple screeching halts without ever touching the brakes.

    The worst occurrence was when the car went from 40mph-to-zilch an an instant, making this owner look more like a Hollywood stunt driver than a daily commuter.…