Λίγες ώρες μετά την ανάκληση περισσοτέρων από 117.000 αυτοκίνητα από την General Motors, η Αμερικανική εταιρία ανακαλεί 524.384 οχήματα στη Β. Αμερική.

Η μεγαλύτερη καμπάνια, αφορά σε 290.107 παραδείγματα της 2010-2015 Cadillac SRX και του 2011-2012 Saab 9-4X που ανακαλούνται επειδή τα παξιμάδια του “toe link adjuster” στον πίσω άξονα δεν έχουν σφιχτεί με την κατάλληλη ροπή και ενδέχεται ο adjuster να φύγει από την θέση του και να αλλάξει γεωμετρία ο τροχός κάνοντας την οδική συμπεριφορά του οχήματος απρόβλεπτη. Η GM λέει πως γνωρίζει για 3 ατυχήματα που οφείλονται σε αυτό το πρόβλημα και είχαν ως αποτέλεσμα 2 τραυματισμούς.

Η δεύτερη ανάκληση, έχει να κάνει με 89.294 παραδείγματα του 2013-2015 Chevrolet Spark που εξαιτίας της διάβρωσης, μπορεί το δευτερεύον μάνταλο στο καπό να κολλήσει στην ανοιχτή θέση. Σύμφωνα με την GM, “αν συμβεί αυτό και το πρωτεύον μάνταλο δεν έχει κλείσει για οποιονδήποτε λόγο, το καπό μπορεί να ανοίξει ενώ το αυτοκίνητο κινείται”.

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General Motors today announced two recalls covering 379,401 cars and trucks in the United States. The total number of vehicles recalled in North America — U.S., Canada, Mexico and exports — is 524,384.

290,107 model year 2010-2015 Cadillac SRX and 2011-2012 Saab 9-4X SUVs for torque inspection of rear toe link adjuster lock nuts. Improper torqueing could possibly result in a loose joint and worn threads that could cause the toe adjuster link to separate. Dealers will inspect for the condition and, if necessary, will remove them and install a new link assembly. Unsold vehicles are being checked for proper torqueing before being sold. A loose toe adjuster link can cause the vehicle to sway or wander at highway speed, activate the vehicle’s electronic stability control system, and cause excessive wear to the threads in the link. Additionally, the rear suspension may make loud metallic noises, particularly when the vehicle is travelling over bumps or potholes. If separation occurs while the vehicle is being driven, it would create sudden vehicle instability, increasing the risk of a crash. GM is aware of three crashes and two injuries as a result of this condition. GM reported this recall to the NHTSA on September 17.

89,294 model year 2013-2015 Chevrolet Spark models in the U.S., because corrosion can cause the secondary hood latch striker to stick in the open position. If the primary latch is not engaged, the hood could open unexpectedly. These vehicles, imported from South Korea, were manufactured with a secondary hood latch that may prematurely corrode at the latch pivot, causing the striker to get stuck out of position and preventing the striker from properly engaging the hood latch. About 13,000 of these unsold vehicles are being held at U.S. dealerships and will not be delivered until repairs are made. Customers will be notified by letter about the recall and dealers will replace the hood striker when parts are available . GM is not aware of any crashes, injuries or fatalities as a result of this condition. This recall was posted today on the NHTSA website.

RECALL Subject : Secondary Hood Latch Corrosion Report

Receipt Date: SEP 24, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V593000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 89,294
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Manufacturer: General Motors LLC

SUMMARY:General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Chevrolet Spark vehicles manufactured January 17, 2012, to July 29, 2014. The secondary hood latch may prematurely corrode at the latch pivot causing the striker to get stuck out of position, preventing it from properly engaging the hood latch.

CONSEQUENCE:If the secondary hood latch corrodes causing the latch to be stuck out of position, and the primary hood latch is not engaged, the hood could unexpectedly open while driving, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

REMEDY:GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the striker and latch with a new part with superior corrosion protection, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM’s number for this recall is 14456.