C8 Corvette Frunk Problems
The C8 Corvette's front trunk (or frunk) has already been recalled twice. First for failing to meet federal safety standards for an internal release mechanism and then a couple weeks later for flying open while driving down the road. Now ow…Continue reading article "C8 Corvette Frunk Problems"
2015 Colorado Power Steering Loss
Poor electrical connections inside the steering gear assemblies of the 2015 Chevy Colorado can cause the truck to lose its power steering. While the connection can drop out while driving, most owners report seeing a 'service power steering,…Continue reading article "2015 Colorado Power Steering Loss"
Chevrolet Bolt Fires
GM believes new software updates will allow Bolt owners to fully charge their batteries once again. Owners were asked to temporarily limit their battery's charging capacity to stop defective cells from sparking a flame and make the EV extra…Continue reading article "Chevrolet Bolt Fires"
Ignition Switch Safety Recall
In February, 2014, General Motors recalled 1.6 million vehicles because of a faulty ignition switch that has been linked to the deaths of 13 people. To make matters worse, the company may have known about the defect for over a decade.Continue reading article "Ignition Switch Safety Recall"
A large number of Chevy vehicles have been recalled because they contain dangerous airbag inflators made by Takata. The shrapnel-hurling inflators have been recalled in over 37 million vehicles (and counting).Continue reading article "Takata Recalls"
Chevy says battery scans and software update will allow 2017-2019 Bolt owners to once again charge their batteries to full capacity.
The EVs were recalled last November following reports of the batteries catching on fire while charging near 100%. As a temporary measure, owners were asked to limit their battery's charging capacity to 90% until a more permanent fix could be found.…keep reading article "Chevy Says They Have A More Permanent Fix to Prevent Bolt Battery Fires"
GM did the right thing by recalling ineffective seat belts a few years back. It just would have been so much better if they used the right replacement parts.
Now to be fair, only 2,800 of the over 1 million recalled vehicles ended up with the wrong pretensioner cable assemblies but considering the last recalls were in 2016 and 2018 this probably won't sit well with the owners driving around with the wrong seat belts for the last few years.…keep reading article "GM Accidentally Gave 2,800 Vehicles The Wrong Seat Belts in Previous Recalls"
The 2015 Chevy Colorado is being recalled to fix intermittent power steering loss.
These trucks have had ongoing power steering issues because of corroded electrical connections inside the steering gear assemblies. GM plans on replacing the torque sensor cover assembly and applying anti-corrosion gel to the electrical connections. Let's hope it works.…keep reading article "2015 Colorado Recalled for Intermittent Power Steering Loss"
GM is urging owners of the 2021 Express to park outside and away from anything that could burn until the vans get repaired.
Late last year they said the van's batteries could drain when the positive battery cable accidently came in contact with the fuse block assembly. Now they're saying it's less drain, more flame—as in at least four vans have gone up in smoke due to the batteries short-circuiting.…keep reading article "GM Recalls 2021 Chevy Express After 4 Battery Fires"
GM thinks the 3rd row seat belts in their 2021 SUVs could have been damaged during installation.
The belts were misrouted behind the seat-folding mechanism and a recall wants to inspect and replace them if neccessary. Even if the belts don't look damaged to you, this is a classic better-safe-than-sorry situation.…keep reading article "GM Recalls 2021 SUVs with Damaged 3rd Row Seat Belts"
GM may have used the wrong bolts to secure the seat belts in certain 2020 and 2021 Chevy models.
Could the new bolts work? Maybe. But when it comes time to rely on the seat belts, it's better knowing the right parts were used to tether them to the frame.…keep reading article "Some Newer Chevy Vehicles May Have the Wrong Seat Belt Bolts"
Chevrolet has recalled 460 Bolt EVs to fix leaky front-left brake calipers.
The automaker believes the calipers weren't cast properly, allowing them to leak during hard stops. Losing brake fluid is never great, but the real concern is that the caliper could eventually fracture and no-one enjoys a sudden loss of braking power.…keep reading article "460 Bolt EVs Recalled for Leaking Brake Calipers"
General Motors is recalling roughly 68,700 Bolt EVs to temporarily limit their battery capacities hoping it'll prevent further battery fires.
The automaker has confirmed five fires are the result of a defect inside the EV's high-voltage battery systems. The batteries contain cells from LG Chem and as they approach a 100% charged state there's an issue that can cause a short-circuit and spark a flame.
The issue has been under investigation by the safety regulators since last month.…keep reading article "Why Bolt Owners Need to Park Outside Until They Get This Recall"
The frunk is back in the news.
Just a couple weeks after being recalled for failing to meet latch safety standards the front trunk is being recalled again for flying open while the vehicle is in motion.
So it stays closed when you need it to open, and opens when you need it to stay shut? Got it.…keep reading article "What the Frunk is Going On With the Corvette's Front Trunk?"
The 8th generation Corvette has a front trunk, sometimes referred to as a frunk.
Despite the name change the frunk is still required to have an internal release mechanism in case your kid climbs into the frunk and gets themselves locked inside.
The Corvette does have a release mechanism but it's an electric button instead of a physical latch. And an auditor found that the button stops working once the car enters "sleep" mode which is roughly 10 minutes after the engine is shut off.…keep reading article "The Corvette's Frunk Doesn't Meet Latch Safety Standards"
The 2021 Trailblazer has already been recalled because 19 of them are missing a tire size and tire pressure information label.
Luckily those 19 owners don't have to go to the dealership as GM plans on sending the missing labels in the mail.keep reading article "2021 Trailblazer Missing Tire Size and Pressure Information Label"
The front gas tank in some 2016-2018 General Motors HD trucks is overfilling, rupturing, and leaking fuel.
The affected trucks all have two gas tanks. The front tank requests fuel from the backup when running low, but a defective sensor is requesting more fuel than the tank can hold. GM is recalling the trucks to stop the front tank from over-filling and rubbing against the driveshaft.…keep reading article "2016-2018 HD Trucks Recalled for Overfilling Gas Tank"
The electronic power steering may suddenly stop working in over 27,000 Cadillacs, Corvettes, and Camaros.
An internal GM investigation found inconsistencies with the circuit boards supplied by Bosch. You’ll still be able to steer, but turning gets a heck of a lot harder without power assistance. GM will replace the entire power steering gear assemblies in a recall expected to begin this month.keep reading article "ATS and CTS Electronic Power Steering Recall"
Airbag inflators are exploding in the 2010-2011 Malibu, but this time it’s not one made by Takata.
GM says more than 1,100 sedans have ARC driver-side airbag inflators that are over-pressurizing, rupturing during an airbag deployment, and sending metal shrapnel through the cabin.
The automaker has sent out a notice about the (obvious) danger this creates, but affected owners will have to wait for a second notice until the recall actually begins.
Let’s hope GM is feeling “over-pressurized” to get those replacement parts ready ASAP.keep reading article "Malibu Recalled for Exploding Inflators"
You’ve barely had a chance to get your 2019 truck dirty before buzzkill GM comes knocking for a recall of damaged airbag control modules.
The busted module means the passenger side airbag might not deploy in a crash … or maybe it will? No-one really knows and that’s kind of the point.
The recall covers the 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 / GMC Sierra 1500 and is expected to begin on December 26th. I’m glad they didn’t plan it for the 24th, the traffic can be awful with all those grandma and reindeer collisions.keep reading article "GM Shipped 2019 Trucks with Damaged Airbags"
Airbag deployment sensors have a manufacturing mode to prevent inadvertent deployments while building the car.
But here’s the thing – it’s really important that workers at the factory switch that mode off before the car is shipped out the door. GM employees forgot to do that.…keep reading article "Someone Forgot to Turn Off Manufacturing Mode in GM's Airbag Modules"
f you crank the heat in certain GM vans, you might get more than you bargained for due to an electrical short.* If the temperature is set to maximum heat or the mode knob is set to maximum floor vent and an electrical short occurs, components inside the modules may overheat and catch fire.
Any potential fires will start in the headliner. I like the cabin toasty on a cold winter day, but that’s a bit too much. GM doesn’t know when the recall will begin, so keep the heat down in the meantime.keep reading article "The Heat System in These Recalled GM Vans is Taking Things Too Far"
There’s an important recall for parents who’ve installed child seats using a seat belt.
For installation of the child seat using the seat belt, there are automatic retractor assemblies equipped with retractors that lock automatically.
This should lock the seat belt when it is completely pulled out of the retractor. However, the defects can cause the retractor to not lock the seat belt when it is pulled out of the retractor.…keep reading article "Important Recall for Parents with Child Seats Installed"
It’s bad enough to have your truck recalled because the brake pedal might fall off. It gets worse when you find out there’s a good chance your truck wasn’t properly fixed … and the brake pedal still might fall off.
When a 2015 Silverado that had previously been “repaired” as part of the recall was brought back in for service, it raised a big ole’ red flag.…keep reading article "GM Brake Pedals Are Still Falling Off Because Technicians Didn’t Follow the Recall Instructions"
Low voltage is temporarily disabling the power steering in more than 1 million GM trucks and SUVs, prompting a massive recall for the 2015 model year.
A near carbon-copy recall was made for similar vehicles back in August 2017. The major difference? It was 2014 model year.
Is anyone staffing the shoulda seen that coming department over at GM?keep reading article "Low Voltage is Disabling GM Trucks and SUV's Power Steering. Again."