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Old 03-02-2010, 02:24 AM
 
Location: Atlanta,GA
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GM to recall 1.3M compacts for steering problem - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100302/ap_on_bi_ge/us_gm_recall - broken link)

This must be the year of recalls. Everyone is coming out with one.
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Old 03-02-2010, 02:47 AM
 
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Oh no!!!!!!

They've let me down!!!!!

They had SUCH a reputation for reliability!!!!

I'll NEVER buy American again!!!!

They're SOOOOO arrogant!!!
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Old 03-02-2010, 03:49 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Unlike Toyota though, GM's recalls are the RULE, not the exception.
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Old 03-02-2010, 05:11 AM
 
Location: Michigan--good on the rocks
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Hmmm. Did the government have to force them to recall these cars due to repeated deaths from this problem? Nope. Gonna die from difficult steering under 15 mph? Nope. Blaming the victim? Nope. This is how you do a recall.
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Old 03-02-2010, 05:33 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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auto recalls happen a lot more then most notice. Its just that recently with the Toyota thing, its front page news, thats all.
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Old 03-02-2010, 05:46 AM
 
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This recall is nothing serious. The Cobalt is a car that doesn't even need power steering to be drivable. My Ford Escort never even came with power steering, and it does just fine.
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Old 03-02-2010, 07:37 AM
 
Location: RV Park
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This recall is nothing serious.
Agreed - GM said the affected vehicles can be still be "safely controlled" but it may require greater steering effort under 15 mph (24 kph). Drivers will see a warning light and hear a chime if the power steering fails.

That's why there's been only one "injury".
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Old 03-02-2010, 07:55 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I want to see GM's CEO apologize on Capitol Hill.
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Old 03-02-2010, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Poway, CA
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I want to see GM's CEO apologize on Capitol Hill.
sarcasm?

until i see a death count, or proof that the company knew about the problem for YEARS and did nothing, or evidence that shows the company tried to blame the problem first on driver error and then on floormats, i'm OK with a simple recall.

Mike
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Old 03-02-2010, 08:08 AM
 
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I had a 1980's Honda Civic that didn't come with power steering. Didn't seem to make any difference unless stopped. Not sure how accidents are caused by this.
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