Sunday, September 23, 2012

General Motors Company (NYSE:GM recalled 474,000 cars due to technical glitches

General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) recalled 473,841 cars from all around the world, due to a faulty condition which leads to cars rolling when parked and braked. The cars the automakers called back included the Chevrolet Pontiac, Saturn sedans. The automakers are one of the best in the country, but the glitch seems to be unavoidable, as the fault has already caused four car crashes, although nobody incurred any injuries.

The models which are affected include the Pontiac G6, the Saturn Aura, and the Chevy Malibu. According to GM, the models which require fixing had been made between 2007 and 2009 and they are equipped with four speed auto transmissions. The company has promised to repair the glitches but the repaired cars may have transmission gears which will not be similar to the gear on the shifter.

The recall seems to have made its mark in the U.S and Canada, amongst other countries, and dealers everywhere are going to add reinforcement in order to shift the cable end fitting, thereby preventing that part from breaking down or fracturing.

The owners who may be unaware of the faults have been notified to come in and the dealers are prepared to offer them free services for the repairs, while people who unwittingly got their cars fixed are being notified for reimbursements.

General Motors also had to recall the Chevy Sonic Subcompact cars all around the world. The cars have been assigned faulty turn-signal bulbs and around six thousand odd cars have been recalled by the company for repairs.

The brand has been a very prestigious one in the country, and has produced some fabulous makes in the past. Although they continue to do so, the faults which have occurred, have not gone unnoticed. General Motors though, rose to the occasion and recalled all the faulty cars so that the repaired, fixed models were sent back to the owners. The recalls have affected dealership, but the company has taken a very responsible stand, as a result of which, users are appreciative of the consideration.

The dealers are also going to reprogram the faultily calibrated modules for the cars built from the twenty-ninth of May to the twenty-ninth of August. These faults were mostly from the Orion plant of General Motors. 

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