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GM Recall: Hummers, Cadillacs, Buicks, Chevrolets
DETROIT February 10, 2005; Reuters reported that General Motors Corp. is recalling more than 193,000 vehicles on the U.S. market to fix a variety of safety defects, federal safety regulators said Thursday.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the recalls included one covering 155,465 pickup trucks, sport utility vehicles and vans that may suffer hydraulic fluid leaks, causing increased steering and braking effort and potential crashes.

Models affected, all from the 2004-2005 model years, include the Avalanche, Express, Kodiak, Silverado and Suburban from GM's Chevrolet division. GMC's Savana, Sierra, Topkick, Yukon XL and the Hummer H2 were also affected, NHTSA said.

Separately, the agency said 19.924 Cadillac SRX and Cadillac XLRs, along with Pontiac Grand Prix models from the 2004 model year, were being recalled because of potential problems with their accelerator pedals.

Lastly, NHTSA said GM was recalling 17,815 Buick Rainier, Chevrolet TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy and Isuzu Ascender SUVs from the 2005 model year because their windshields may not have been mounted properly.

"If a crash occurs, the windshield may not be retained, increasing the risk of injury to a vehicle occupant," NHTSA said.

GM, the world's largest automaker, recalled more than 10 million vehicles in 2004, in a year that saw a record number of recalls across the industry.
Article mentions how there were record number of recalls last year across the industry....Is it the government/NHSTA getting on the manufacturers back more, or companies actually caring about their consumers and simply putting their safety ahead of a few bucks that would have been saved by not recalling? Combination of both? Odd thing is, reliability has gone up considerably across the industry, as has quality, but the number of recalls are still on the rise.
 

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The actual problem wasn't GM's fault, the actual part is manufactured by Bosch. GM just ends up having to bear some of the cost. Could have happened to any manufacturer. Apparently the assembly could crack and shoot metal debris around.
 

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wow more recall here and there.. honda with the key lock and now this... damn..
 

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The actual problem wasn't GM's fault, the actual part is manufactured by Bosch. GM just ends up having to bear some of the cost.
True, but they are building a car/truck, not a stapler. What ever happened to making random checks of parts from suppliers? Especially when it comes to the steering and braking systems of the vehicle.

I know everybody has problems, including Honda/Toyota, but didn't GM recall more than 12 million vehicles last year. You think they would start cracking down on quality.
 

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As a QC engineer with a masters in statistical engineering, I would say that the amount of recalls SHOULD be going down. with what we know today, about the mathematics of threshold points for breakage, and the statistics with which useable life can be predicted, you would think that recalls would become less and less frequent. I guess it just goes to show what kind of complex design a car is. you never know what's going to go wrong with ti until you put that design through a few years of good rigor.
 
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