GM recalls 1.3 MILLION for steering problems

Government Motors recalls 1.3 CRAP cars built by the likes of WOLFMAN due to steering problems.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_gm_recall

DETROIT – General Motors Co. is recalling 1.3 million Chevrolet and Pontiac compact cars sold in the U.S., Canada and Mexico to fix power steering motors that can fail.

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Pssst...they were bought from a toyota supplier...

No really...

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

Don't hold your breath for Wolfman to respond. This is a good one since I've never had any problems like that with my Kias and Hyundais. And not even with my Dodges.

toledojim

This story can't possibly be true. It must be the fault of the head of GM trying to cut costs while lowering the wages of the working man that caused this problem. He must have chosen inferior, cheaply made parts in an effort to increase his profit. But wait, that can't be true either since the new boss at GM works for the major shareholders the United States govt. and UAW. Holy dilemna Batman

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FTA: "The automaker said Monday the vehicles are still safe to drive and never lose their steering, but it may be harder to steer them when traveling under 15 mph."

Meh. My first car didn't have power steering at all. Still, I'd rather lose power steering than have this happen:

There's a city full of walls you can post complaints at

Inquiry Into Toyota’s Fixes
By NICK BUNKLEY
Published: March 4, 2010
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/05/business/05toyota.html
Federal safety regulators said on Thursday that they were investigating cases of unintended acceleration in Toyotas that have already been repaired as the number of such reports grew to 60.

“We believe damages could be in the billions of dollars, particularly if there is discovery of a defect in Toyota’s electronic throttle control system as we suspect,” Craig Hutson, a senior investment grade analyst at Gimme Credit, a bond research service, wrote in a note to clients on Thursday.

“If there is a problem in Toyota’s electronic system,” he wrote, “the recent recalls will look puny compared to what the company will have to address with their vehicles on the road.”

Time to buy a local built American car. Put your neighbors back to work so they can pay their share in local taxes and keep the local economy running. Think of the greater good here not your narcissistic myopic insecure need to fit in.

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SUPPORT AMERICAN JOBS IN AMERICAN COMPANIES IN AMERICA.

http://blogs.motortrend.com/6445920/corporate/chrysler-confirms-fiat-alliance-fiat-gets-35-percent/index.html

Boycott Italian owned JEEP products.

Don't blame me,
I didn't vote for a
socialist.

Both American and Foreign Car Makers car parts are provided by suppliers all over the world there is no American built car only American assembled cars.
To save on costs part suppliers provide parts to many car manufacturers not just one. This helps the part suppliers
and car manufacturers to reduce manufacturing costs.
But this is also why many vehicles look alike,

I wonder if the progressive controlled congress will order the CEO of government motors in for a tongue lashing, such as was done to the Toyota boss? I think not, that might tarnish the beloved unions.

Tom in 2008 Hyundia/Kia (South Korea) exported 700,000 vehicles to North America. South Korea imported 7,000 American vehicles. Last year Hyundia/Kia sales grew in the U.S. by 8% the domestics lost 35%. Do you believe Korean built autos employ American suppliers in a major way except for a couple plants in the south? I think not! Most countries find ways to exclude the sale of American vehicles. They know the importance of a strong manufacturing base and what it means to its economic and military security. Only the greedy elite of this country would dare take advantage of the country whole for their own personal gain. The voters are to blame here also for allowing their own narrow interests that trumped the better good. The last decade we had no job growth. The masters of Wall Street rigged the economy for personal gain. Early 2001 Greenspan lowered interest rates to 1% congress passed liberal housing legislation with huge tax advantages. All to mask the economic malaise we were entering from a gradual loss of good paying manufacturing jobs. We became a nation bent on unearned income from artificial false gains in casino Wall Street and housing. Remember the stupid talk of becoming a service economy? How about Kudlow on CNBC preaching his propaganda on we buying stuff from overseas and we sell them our paper (personal debt). Even that Reagan's economic adviser Art Laffer which led the cheer leading of stupidity over the last 20 years was made a fool evidenced by the link. We were misled like sheep to the slaughter that will affect the economy for decades to come.

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Why isn't our congresswoman calling for hearings on these recalls? Oh, yeah, she's in the UAW hip pocket.

toledojim

Since 1977 I have bought about 20 brand new cars, trucks, Jeeps, and a couple of minivans. With the exception of one Renault, when they owner Jeep, and a 2005 Crossfire, that even though branded Chrysler was built in Germany, ALL were American vehicles.

The closest thing to a major problem was a water pump going out at around 14000 miles on my 1988 Jeep Cherokee. Total repair cost, $214.00 .
Yet I hear American car bashers making it sound like American cars fall apart if you look at them wrong. Either I was really lucky, or a lot of people are full of crap.

"We're all riding on the Hindenburg, no sense fighting over the window seats"-Richard Jenni

Everybody should buy a Mazda. Problem solved.

Patience is a great virtue.

Reporting from Toyota City, Japan - All six Toyota veterans around the table agreed: The memo they were about to send to senior management could damage their careers.
http://www.latimes.com/news/la-fi-toyota-canaries8-2010mar08,0,4767092,f...
The workers had recognized a troubling trend. In recent years, the automaker had kicked into high gear to fill the booming U.S. demand for smaller, more gas-efficient vehicles.

The union men had watched the company take what they believed were dangerous safety and manpower shortcuts to lower costs and boost production.

Alienating bosses could make the men company pariahs. But they knew they had to sound the alarm. From 2000 to 2005, their memo pointed out, Toyota had recalled more than 5 million cars -- 36% of all sold vehicles, a rate higher than other companies.

Toyota's failure to act, the two-page notice warned, may "become a great problem that involves the company's survival."

They added: "We are concerned about the processes which are essential for producing safe cars, but that ultimately may be ignored, with production continued in the name of competition."

They presented theletterto management and held their breath. But they needn't have worried. Toyota never responded.

"They completely ignored us," recalled Tadao Wakatsuki, 62, a veteran assembly line worker who formed the union. "That's the Toyota way." (MORE)
http://www.latimes.com/news/la-fi-toyota-canaries8-2010mar08,0,4767092,f...

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Where is J.D.Power now?
http://www.theoaklandpress.com/articles/2010/03/08/opinion/doc4b91d90266...
To you Toyota car owners, if anyone of you have lost a loved one due to Toyota’s gas pedal, computer, floor mat problems, I am very sorry.

But I think it’s time to ask where is J.D. Power now. How come they haven’t spoke up when over the past 15 or more years they said Toyota was an excellent car?

Russel Rhue

Waterford Township

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March 8, 2010
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/03/08/eveningnews/main6279727.shtml
On the very day Toyota was making a high-profile defense of its cars, one of them was speeding out of control.

It was a pretty frightening Monday afternoon for a driver in San Diego. The California Highway Patrol said the driver of a Toyota Prius, James Sikes, called 911 around 1:30 p.m. to say the car's accelerator was stuck and he couldn't slow it down.

The caller was driving eastbound on Interstate 8 near San Diego as this was happening, reports CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy. At one point the car was traveling at 90 mph.

The Highway Patrol responded. To get the runaway car to stop, they actually had to put their patrol car in front of the Prius and step on the brakes. The car eventually stopped near La Posta Bridge, but the whole even lasted for about 20 minutes.

"I pushed the gas pedal to pass a car and it did something kind of funny... it jumped and it just stuck there," the 61-year-old driver said at a news conference. "As it was going, I was trying the brakes...it wasn't stopping, it wasn't doing anything and it just kept speeding up," Sikes said, adding he could smell the brakes burning he was pressing the pedal so hard.

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