GM Recalling 5,000 2016/2017 Full-Size Pickups and SUVs

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    GM Recalling 5,000 2016/2017 Full-Size Pickups and SUVs



    General Motors will be recalling 5,000 new full-size pickups and SUVs to address faulty control arms.

    Included in the campaign are the*2016-2017 Chevrolet Silverado, joined by the 2016 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV; Chevrolet Tahoe; and GMC Sierra, Yukon and Yukon XL.

    The issue stems from front upper control arms which may have botched welds near the bushing, which could lead to failure.

    According to the NHTSA documents, "Inadequate welds may allow the control arm to separate from the bushing, compromising steering and increasing the risk of a crash."

    The test also confirmed that the poor quality weld can fail at low or high speeds during steering or braking maneuvers, or with jarring road inputs such as potholes."

    Dealers will replace both left and right front upper control arms including realignment. GM has begun notifying owners, however parts are not currently available, a second notification will be sent out when necessary components become available.

    GM's number for this recall is 42190.
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    Re: GM Recalling 5,000 2016/2017 Full-Size Pickups and SUVs

    Ouch! Thats not nice. Just glad they recognized it may become a potential problem and decided to do something about it.
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    Re: GM Recalling 5,000 2016/2017 Full-Size Pickups and SUVs

    The problem is so severe that GM has advised owners not to drive their vehicles until they've been repaired.

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    Re: GM Recalling 5,000 2016/2017 Full-Size Pickups and SUVs

    Quote Originally Posted by jamiepeterson2 View Post
    The problem is so severe that GM has advised owners not to drive their vehicles until they've been repaired.

    Last year I decided to buy a new SUV. I have owned GM vehicles continuously for more than four decades. I looked at the 2015 Tahoe but it had accumulated five safety recalls midway through the model year (which has increased to seven safety recalls). The third seat was also too cramped. I bought a new 2015 Ford Expedtion Limited 4x4 - my first Ford.

    This current recall, which includes the Tahoe, reinforces my decision to buy a new Ford. When will GM stop the poor quality which affects the safety of their new vehicles?

    Do not drive your new vehicle - and by the way, repair parts are not available. This will make for some happy GM customers.

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    So they are too busy building new ones to send out control arms to fix the ones that people already gave you money for??

    Wow
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    Re: GM Recalling 5,000 2016/2017 Full-Size Pickups and SUVs

    I wasn't aware the '17s were out yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Extreme4x4 View Post
    So they are too busy building new ones to send out control arms to fix the ones that people already gave you money for??

    Wow
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    I wonder if dealers have been advised not to let customers test drive them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGinNC View Post
    I wasn't aware the '17s were out yet.
    That's what I was thinking.
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    Re: GM Recalling 5,000 2016/2017 Full-Size Pickups and SUVs

    How many decades has GM been using control arms? And now suddenly they cannot supply ones that is safe on a vehicle? They really expect people to stop driving their vehicles which are daily drivers they depend on? Of course GM is going to do NOTHING for their inconvenience. No loaner car, no alternate transportation reimbursements...
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    Re: GM Recalling 5,000 2016/2017 Full-Size Pickups and SUVs

    Quote Originally Posted by Watchdevil View Post
    Of course GM is going to do NOTHING for their inconvenience. No loaner car, no alternate transportation reimbursements...
    They'll offer you a cold cup of coffee and a week old newspaper while you wait...
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    Re: GM Recalling 5,000 2016/2017 Full-Size Pickups and SUVs

    Quote Originally Posted by Watchdevil View Post
    How many decades has GM been using control arms? And now suddenly they cannot supply ones that is safe on a vehicle? They really expect people to stop driving their vehicles which are daily drivers they depend on? Of course GM is going to do NOTHING for their inconvenience. No loaner car, no alternate transportation reimbursements...

    According to the Detroit News, GM will have the affected customer's vehicles towed for repair and provide a loaner car. The actual number of vehicles recalled is 4,789 (not 5,000 as stated in the headline above): http://www.detroitnews.com/story/bus...fect/83872546/

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGinNC View Post
    They'll offer you a cold cup of coffee and a week old newspaper while you wait...
    So GM has indeed improved their "luxury" experience.
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    I had a rental GMC Yukon for 3 weeks not too long ago.
    It made a very loud metallic snapping sound when making sharp turns at low speeds.
    Definitely gave the car a real GM ring to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1999 White C5 Coupe View Post
    According to the Detroit News, GM will have the affected customer's vehicles towed for repair and provide a loaner car.
    That's the least they can do when you drop $50-$75K on a truck that might literally fall apart as you're driving down the highway.

    They should throw in a couple more complimentary service appointments in addition to the two free ones you get at purchase, or something like that.
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    Re: GM Recalling 5,000 2016/2017 Full-Size Pickups and SUVs

    this obviously is a supplier issue. For how many of these vehicles they make this supplier is probably not the only one making this part. Obviously when you build this many vehicles you have to use different suppliers and this one has failed to make a good part.

    For the guy who bought the Ford good for you. Fords are ugly but to each there own. Recalls are not bad, not fixing problems is bad. Ford's Escape is riddle with recalls and so are other manufactures. Just GM seems to be put in the spotlight when they have them.

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