GM Recalls More Than 12,000 Cars
General Motors (GM) is recalling more than 12,000 vehicles.
The recall is composed of two separate call-backs that target two different models.
The first recall is aimed at the 2013 model of the Chevy Malibu, and covers about 8,500 cars. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, it's possible that one or more of the bolts in the cars' rear suspension may not have been tightened enough. The loose bolts could lead affect how the car handles mid-drive, potentially leading to accidents.
The risk is particularly worrisome at high speeds, when slight adjustments are significant enough to alter the car's path quickly and cause collisions.
The second recall targets about 3,896 cars from a number of different model types: the Chevy Camaro, Buick Verano, Chevy Cruz, and Chevy Sonic. This call-back affects 2012 models, and is necessary due to a snafu that blocks the airbags from deploying during impact.
So far, G.M. says that there have been no injuries or accidents caused by either of these two issues.
The car company will contact those whose vehicles are involved in the recall and replace their vehicles' parts as needed.
Automobile recalls are, unfortunately, not a rare occurrence. Toyota recently recalled about 1 million vehicles due to airbags deploying at improper times.
For G.M., the recall comes soon after the company reported increased sales across the United States during January. The company's sales grew 16 percent over the same time last year, with its Chevy, Cadillac, GMC, and Buick brands all posting sales increases. Notably, Cadillac grew by almost 50 percent.
In fact, all three Detroit auto companies posted gains during January, yet another healthy sign for the U.S. auto industry. Ford sales improved by 22 percent, while Chrysler went up 16 percent.
Even foreign competitors did well, signaling that demand for cars is strong across the spectrum. Toyota sales leaped 27 percent compared to Jan. 2012, while Honda also saw a boost of nearly 13 percent.
President Trump's New Limo Called "Beast" Spotted At High Speed
The new armored Presidential limo called "The Beast" was caught testing at high speed.
U.S. Car Sales In April Dropped 4.7% As Carmakers Experience Market Slump
Car makers in the United States are experiencing a precipitous downhill drive with U.S. car sales in April dropping by about 4.7 percent. This market slump has been going on for four straight months.
General Motors Officially Leaves Venezuela As It Sees Decline In April Sales
General Motors has officially left their operations in Venezuela as April reveals a decline in sales.
GM Cadillac Unleashes Super Cruise To Take Down Tesla's Autopilot
GM's Cadillac unveils its weapon against Tesla's autopilot in the form of Super Cruise. The driving feature allows automated driving on a freeway, the first from GM.
Tesla Inches Closer To Catching Up With General Motors As Best US Car Maker
After surpassing Ford's market value on Monday, Tesla now inches closer to GM's top spot as most valuable US car company. The popular and fast rising company still continues to rise as profits are projected to rise some more despite some criticism over its value.
MORE IN ITECHPOST
Samsung And Apple's Rival Could Unveil It's First In-screen Fingerprint Sensor Smartphone
Vivo may release a smartphone featuring a fingerprint scanner embedded under the display and might just beat Apple and Samsung in the next-generation fingerprint scanner race.
'Tokyo Ghoul' Season 3 Delayed By Its Live-Action Movie? Ken Kenaki Returns With Another Identity?
"Tokyo Ghoul" season 3's release is delayed and there are countless speculations as to why it is being pushed back. Reports claim that the show is to give way to "One Punch Man" and "My Hero Acdemia" but new rumors say that it's lack of materials and storyline as well as its live-action movie are causing the delay.
Clash Of Clans Latest Update: New Features And Upgrades Coming To Builder Hall Level 6; Night Witch, Roaster Added
Builder Hall Level 6 will be upgraded and will have new features once the Clash of Clans latest update rolls out. Two new units, Night Witch and Roaster are also coming.