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Old March 2nd, 2010, 06:55 AM   #1
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GM to recall 1.3M cars for steering fix


I want to know when they'll recall their faulty wheel bearings.
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 07:04 AM   #2
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Yup - electric power steering.
My niece has a 2006 Cobalt that has the failure - the assist motor goes out and it is a PITA to drive the car.

Thankfully, this isn't the same type of problem Corolla drivers can get when their electric power steering decides to provide a sudden input and can cause the car to veer or swerve out of a straight line.
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 07:12 AM   #3
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GM to recall 1.3M cars for steering fix


I want to know when they'll recall their faulty wheel bearings.
I hope not. Easy money for me!
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 07:21 AM   #4
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I hope not. Easy money for me!
It sucks for me and my family.
I have a Buick with less than 70k and my bearing is gone, as is one on my brother's in law Buick with even less miles. My father had to replace both fronts on his previous chevy and on his new one. I haven't noticed this problem on my Fords/Mercurys. Had over 280k miles on the old taurus with no bearing failures and my current DD sable with 175k has no issues. My first bearing failure on a Durango was at around 200k miles.
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 07:54 AM   #5
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Wheel berings used to be a large portion of my bread and butter when I wrenched at Chevy dealers, especially the S10 models. They've been crappy since........well forever.
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Every time I heard a "technician" hammer a front drive axle nut onto a Honda with his super duper impact I'd make sure we had some front bearings in stock - guarantee it would be back within a couple thousand miles for 'em.
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at least GM is recalling the vehicles to fix them instead of replacing the floor mats
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at least gm is recalling the vehicles to fix them instead of replacing the floor mats
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at least GM is recalling the vehicles to fix them instead of replacing the floor mats
Wouldn't floor mats be cheaper?
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I want to know when they'll recall their faulty wheel bearings.
they prob arent faulty, theyre just junk
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Old March 3rd, 2010, 01:57 PM   #11
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at least GM is recalling the vehicles to fix them instead of replacing the floor mats
One of our Pontiac commercial vehicles just had the floor mat and accelerator cable recalls. I drove it down to the dealership and they just took the floormats out and said "done". They didn't even put different ones back in. I was just like "Uhhhhhhhhhhhh, thanks?"
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GM to recall 1.3M cars for steering fix


I want to know when they'll recall their faulty wheel bearings.
If you replace them with a new gm unit at least they have lifetime guarantee.
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Old March 3rd, 2010, 02:55 PM   #13
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If you replace them with a new gm unit at least they have lifetime guarantee.
Their engines don't last that long, at least it's not a 350 turd.
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Update:

Cobalt EPS electric-assist motors are made by JTEK, a supplier to Toyota and partially owned by Toyota (and used in the Corolla).
Part was not manufactured to GM's specifications.

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Cobalt EPS electric-assist motors are made by JTEK, a supplier to Toyota and partially owned by Toyota (and used in the Corolla).
Part was not manufactured to GM's specifications.

That was known on the date the article came out. I see GM has good quality control on the parts they outsource.
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Old March 4th, 2010, 11:46 AM   #16
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That was known on the date the article came out. I see GM has good quality control on the parts they outsource.
We try.
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That was known on the date the article came out. I see GM has good quality control on the parts they outsource.
After launch (GP12), the plant does not require 100% inspection unless the supplier causes an issue.

I have not looked into this......but it is possible the initial product was within spec. Then over time degraded.

OR

The SQE responsible at GM should get his/her ass handed to them or this mistake.
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One of our Pontiac commercial vehicles just had the floor mat and accelerator cable recalls. I drove it down to the dealership and they just took the floormats out and said "done". They didn't even put different ones back in. I was just like "Uhhhhhhhhhhhh, thanks?"
We took our vibe in yesterday, it was called in for pedal and floor mat recall. They told us that the pedal fix part had several different sizes, they of course did not have the right one for us. As far as the floor mat he said they had no clue as to what to do for the fix, they were still trying to figure out what to do. All in all I was quite disappointed with the GM service, to make up for wasting our time(scheduled appointment for the recall) we were given a couple free carwashes.
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We took our vibe in yesterday, it was called in for pedal and floor mat recall. They told us that the pedal fix part had several different sizes, they of course did not have the right one for us. As far as the floor mat he said they had no clue as to what to do for the fix, they were still trying to figure out what to do. All in all I was quite disappointed with the GM service, to make up for wasting our time(scheduled appointment for the recall) we were given a couple free carwashes.
That's because you own a toyta with a pontiac nameplate.
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