General Motors recalls small number of cars for inner tie rod problem

Detroit, MI — July 22, 2015 — While this blog has noted before that auto recall success is vital no matter large or small a recall is, General Motors has launched a recall that is relatively small by most recall standards. According to Transport Evolved, the manufacturer actually recalled eleven cars for a steering issue related to possible loose tie rods, but among these is what the source described as a “single solitary 2014 Chevrolet Volt electric car.” The recall also includes a lone Canadian-Market 2014 Chevrolet Cruze.

It isn’t just the small number of vehicles involved that makes this recall notable. Model years range between 2014 and 2015, with the Volt belonging to the former. The unsecured rod could detach from the steering gear entirely, due to a bolt that wasn’t fastened properly during assembly. Sometime this month, the company will notify owners as dealers replace the affected steering systems.

Writing for the source, Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield calls this action “a particularly good illustration of how automakers must notify the correct authorities of a manufacturing defect — no matter how small.” She also compares it to a similarly limited recall Nissan issued last year that only applied to hundreds of vehicles, as opposed to the sometimes millions included in major efforts.

“Both cases highlight how hard automakers and government agencies work to ensure that the car you drive is as safe as possible,” she says.”
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