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1Sep
gm_msGM recalls SUVs with defective drive shafts

GM recalls SUVs with defective drive shafts

Recall Masters -August 31, 2017

GM recalls SUVs with defective drive shafts

General Motors has recalled a number of sport utility vehicles believed to be equipped with defective drive shafts, according to documentation filed with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. The campaign affects 2017-2018 GMC Arcadia, 2018 GMC Terrain and 2018 Chevrolet Equinox models. The automaker estimates that 3 percent of the vehicles have problematic drive shafts.
The Defect
Models referenced in the recall could contain front right intermediate drive shaft assemblies prone to fracture and separation. Engineers have traced the issue to the parts manufacturer Nexteer, which failed to use properly calibrated ultrasonic scanning equipment when performing quality checks.
The defect poses a serious safety hazard to occupants, as vehicles with damaged drive shafts may lose power during operation or roll away when stopped without the parking brake engaged. However, GM has yet to receive reports of accidents or injuries connected to the defect…

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27Jul
gm_msGM Recalls 40,683 Vehicles Over Potential Issue With Airbag And Seat Belt Pretensioners

GM Recalls 40,683 Vehicles Over Potential Issue With Airbag And Seat Belt Pretensioners

GM Authority – July 27, 2017

GM Recalls 40,683 Vehicles Over Potential Issue With Airbag And Seat Belt Pretensioners

General Motors is recalling several models over an issue that could prevent a vehicle’s airbags or seat belt pretensioners from working properly.

The defect: the vehicles being recalled were previously remedied for recall 16V-651, but may not have received the complete software update necessary to completely remedy the recall condition. Without the update, certain driving conditions may cause the air bag sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) software to activate a diagnostic test. During this test, deployment of the frontal air bags and the seat belt pretensioners would not occur in the event of a crash.

The hazards: a failure of the front airbags or seat belt pretensioners to deploy in the event of a crash necessitating deployment increases the risk of injury to the driver and front passenger…

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10Jul
buick_msGeneral Motors recalls model year 2016-2017 Buick Envisions

General Motors recalls model year 2016-2017 Buick Envisions

Consumer Affairs – July 10, 2017

General Motors recalls model year 2016-2017 Buick Envisions

An accessory NSV Universal Tablet Holder may have been installed incorrectly onto the front seat head restraints, preventing the head restraint posts from fully engaging in the seat back.
If so, the head restraints would fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 202a, “Head Restraints.”
If the head restraint posts are not fully engaging in the seat back, the head restraint may loosen or dislodge, increasing the risk of injury in a crash…

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