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Old 28 Jan 2010, 04:32 pm   #1 (permalink)
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On Thu, 28 Jan 2010 17:43:19 -0800, john wrote:

> "As early as 2004, authorities investigated reports of unintended
> acceleration in Toyota's best-selling model, the Camry.
>
> But the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration looked at
> incidents lasting only 1 second or less.
>
> That limit came after a former official who went to work for Toyota
> shortly before the investigation began was involved in discussions with
> former colleagues at the safety agency, according to documents in a
> lawsuit filed by the estate of Guadalupe Alberto of Flint, who died in
> 2008 when she lost control of her 2005 Camry."
>
> http://www.freep.com/article/2010012...-early-as-2004




2010 CHEVROLET CAMARO Recall ID from NHTSA: 09V155000 Auto Recall Date:
MAY 06, 2009
Vehicle Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY:CABLES Model Affected
CAMARO
Estimated Vehicles Affected: 1243 Recall Details Auto Recall Date:
MAY 06, 2009

Vehicle Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY:CABLES Estimated Vehicles
Affected: 1243
Model Affected
2010 CHEVROLET CAMARO

2010 Chevrolet Camaro Defect Summary: GM IS RECALLING 1,243 MY 2010
CHEVROLET CAMARO EQUIPPED WITH A V8 ENGINE. THE POSITIVE BATTERY CABLE MAY
CONTACT THE STARTER MOTOR HOUSING AND CAUSE WEAR ON THE CABLE INSULATION.
IF THE INSULATION WEARS THROUGH TO THE CABLE, IT COULD CREATE A SHORT.

Defect Consequence:
A SHORT COULD RESULT IN A NO START CONDITION, CAUSE THE VEHICLE TO STALL
WITHOUT THE ABILITY TO RESTART, OR RESULT IN AN ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE.

Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REROUTE THE POSITIVE BATTERY CABLE TO ENSURE ADEQUATE
CLEARANCE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 6, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET
AT 1-800-630-2438 OR AT WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM.

Estimated Vehicles Affected:
1243

Notes:
GENERAL MOTORS CORP. 09121
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Old 28 Jan 2010, 04:33 pm   #2 (permalink)
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On Thu, 28 Jan 2010 17:43:19 -0800, john wrote:

> "As early as 2004, authorities investigated reports of unintended
> acceleration in Toyota's best-selling model, the Camry.
>
> But the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration looked at
> incidents lasting only 1 second or less.
>
> That limit came after a former official who went to work for Toyota
> shortly before the investigation began was involved in discussions with
> former colleagues at the safety agency, according to documents in a
> lawsuit filed by the estate of Guadalupe Alberto of Flint, who died in
> 2008 when she lost control of her 2005 Camry."
>
> http://www.freep.com/article/2010012...-early-as-2004



2009 CHEVROLET AVALANCHE Recall ID from NHTSA: 09V154000
Auto Recall Date: MAY 06, 2009
Vehicle Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE Model Affected AVALANCHE
Estimated Vehicles Affected: 27188 Recall Details Auto Recall Date:
MAY 06, 2009

Vehicle Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE Estimated Vehicles Affected:
27188
Model Affected
2009 CHEVROLET AVALANCHE

2009 Chevrolet Avalanche Defect Summary: GM IS RECALLING 27,188 MY 2009
CADILLAC ESCALADE, ESCALADE HYBRID, ESCALADE ESV, AND ESCALADE EXT;
CHEVROLET AVALANCHE, SUBURBAN, TAHOE, TAHOE HYBRID, AND COLORADO; AND GMC
YUKON, YUKON HYBRID, YUKON XL, AND CANYON VEHICLES. THE FUEL SYSTEM
CONTROL MODULES MAY HAVE A CONDITION IN WHICH AN ADHESIVE SEPARATION OF
THE ROOM TEMPERATURE VULCANIZING (RTV) SEAL BETWEEN THE SEAL AND THE
HOUSING MAY ALLOW WATER TO SEEP INTO THE MODULE.

Defect Consequence:
WATER IN THE MODULE COULD CAUSE A SHORT OR OPEN CIRCUIT, ILLUMINATION OF
THE SERVICE ENGINE SOON LAMP, SETTING OF DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES OR THE
ENGINE MAY BE HARD TO START, MAY NOT START OR MAY STALL INCREASING THE
RISK OF A CRASH.
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Old 28 Jan 2010, 04:33 pm   #3 (permalink)
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On Thu, 28 Jan 2010 17:43:19 -0800, john wrote:

> "As early as 2004, authorities investigated reports of unintended
> acceleration in Toyota's best-selling model, the Camry.
>
> But the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration looked at
> incidents lasting only 1 second or less.
>
> That limit came after a former official who went to work for Toyota
> shortly before the investigation began was involved in discussions with
> former colleagues at the safety agency, according to documents in a
> lawsuit filed by the estate of Guadalupe Alberto of Flint, who died in
> 2008 when she lost control of her 2005 Camry."
>
> http://www.freep.com/article/2010012...-early-as-2004


2009 CHEVROLET COBALT Recall ID from NHTSA: 09V073000
Auto Recall Date: MAR 06, 2009
Vehicle Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND
LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFT Model Affected COBALT
Estimated Vehicles Affected: 276729 Recall Details Auto Recall Date:
MAR 06, 2009

Vehicle Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND
LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFT Estimated Vehicles Affected: 276729
Model Affected
2009 CHEVROLET COBALT

2009 Chevrolet Cobalt Defect Summary: GENERAL MOTORS IS RECALLING 276,729
MY 2009 BUICK ENCLAVE, CHEVROLET COBALT, HHR, MALIBU, TRAVERSE, GMC
ACADIA, PONTIAC G5, G6 AND SATURN AURA AND OUTLOOK PASSENGER VEHICLES.
THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLES SAFETY STANDARD
102, "TRANSMISSION SHIFT POSITION SEQUENCE, STARTER INTERLOCK, AND
TRANSMISSION BRAKING EFFECT", AND FMVSS 114, "THEFT PROTECTION AND
ROLLAWAY PREVENTION". ON SOME OF THESE VEHICLES, THE TRANSMISSION SHIFT
CABLE ADJUSTMENT CLIP MAY NOT BE FULLY ENGAGED. IF THE CLIP IS NOT FULLY
ENGAGED, THE SHIFT LEVER AND THE ACTUAL POSITION OF THE TRANSMISSION GEAR
MAY NOT MATCH. WITH THIS CONDITION, THE DRIVE COULD MOVE THE SHIFTER TO
"PARK" AND REMOVE THE IGNITION KEY, BUT THE TRANSMISSION GEAR MAY NOT BE
IN "PARK".

Defect Consequence:
THE DRIVER MAY NOT BE ABLE TO RESTART THE VEHICLE AND THE VEHICLE COULD
ROLL AWAY AFTER THE DRIVER HAS EXITED THE VEHICLE, RESULTING IN A POSSIBLE
CRASH WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.
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Old 28 Jan 2010, 04:34 pm   #4 (permalink)
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On Thu, 28 Jan 2010 17:43:19 -0800, john wrote:

> "As early as 2004, authorities investigated reports of unintended
> acceleration in Toyota's best-selling model, the Camry.
>
> But the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration looked at
> incidents lasting only 1 second or less.
>
> That limit came after a former official who went to work for Toyota
> shortly before the investigation began was involved in discussions with
> former colleagues at the safety agency, according to documents in a
> lawsuit filed by the estate of Guadalupe Alberto of Flint, who died in
> 2008 when she lost control of her 2005 Camry."
>
> http://www.freep.com/article/2010012...-early-as-2004


2009 CHEVROLET IMPALA Recall ID from NHTSA: 08V517000
Auto Recall Date: OCT 06, 2008
Vehicle Component: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
Model Affected IMPALA
Estimated Vehicles Affected: 79 Recall Details Auto Recall Date:
OCT 06, 2008

Vehicle Component: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
Estimated Vehicles Affected: 79
Model Affected
2009 CHEVROLET IMPALA

2009 Chevrolet Impala Defect Summary: GM IS RECALLING 79 MY 2009 CHEVROLET
IMPALA VEHICLES. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES HAVE A PASSENGER-SIDE FRONT AIR
BAG INFLATOR THAT COULD FRACTURE AT AN INFLATOR TUBE DURING A DEPLOYMENT.

Defect Consequence:
DURING A PASSENGER-SIDE AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT, PIECES OF THE INFLATOR TUBE
COULD STRIKE AND INJURE VEHICLE OCCUPANTS AND THE AIR BAG CUSHION WOULD
NOT INFLATE FULLY, REDUCING THE CAPABILITY OF THE BAG TO PROTECT THE
PASSENGER.
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Old 28 Jan 2010, 04:35 pm   #5 (permalink)
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On Thu, 28 Jan 2010 17:43:19 -0800, john wrote:

> "As early as 2004, authorities investigated reports of unintended
> acceleration in Toyota's best-selling model, the Camry.
>
> But the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration looked at
> incidents lasting only 1 second or less.
>
> That limit came after a former official who went to work for Toyota
> shortly before the investigation began was involved in discussions with
> former colleagues at the safety agency, according to documents in a
> lawsuit filed by the estate of Guadalupe Alberto of Flint, who died in
> 2008 when she lost control of her 2005 Camry."
>
> http://www.freep.com/article/2010012...-early-as-2004


2009 CHEVROLET MALIBU Recall ID from NHTSA: 08V634000
Auto Recall Date: DEC 02, 2008
Vehicle Component: VISIBILITYEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM Model Affected
MALIBU
Estimated Vehicles Affected: 77 Recall Details Auto Recall Date:
DEC 02, 2008

Vehicle Component: VISIBILITYEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM Estimated Vehicles
Affected: 77
Model Affected
2009 CHEVROLET MALIBU

2009 Chevrolet Malibu Defect Summary: GM IS RECALLING 77 MY 2009 CHEVROLET
MALIBU HYBRID VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF
FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 103, "WINDSHIELD DEFROSTING AND
DEFOGGING SYSTEM." THE HEATING, VENTILATION, AND AIRCONDITIONING (HVAC)
SYSTEM MAY BECOME INOPERATIVE. IF THIS WERE TO OCCUR, THE BLOWER WOULD NOT
FUNCTION PROPERLY AND THE MODE SELECTOR WOULD REMAIN IN THE LAST KNOWN
SETTING.

Defect Consequence:
IF THE WINDSHIELD BEGAN TO FOG OR FROST, THERE MAY NOT BE ENOUGH AIRFLOW
TO CLEAR THE WINDSHIELD, RESULTING IN REDUCED DRIVER VISIBILITY AND A
POSSIBLE CRASH WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.
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Old 28 Jan 2010, 04:36 pm   #6 (permalink)
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On Thu, 28 Jan 2010 17:43:19 -0800, john wrote:

> "As early as 2004, authorities investigated reports of unintended
> acceleration in Toyota's best-selling model, the Camry.
>
> But the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration looked at
> incidents lasting only 1 second or less.
>
> That limit came after a former official who went to work for Toyota
> shortly before the investigation began was involved in discussions with
> former colleagues at the safety agency, according to documents in a
> lawsuit filed by the estate of Guadalupe Alberto of Flint, who died in
> 2008 when she lost control of her 2005 Camry."
>
> http://www.freep.com/article/2010012...-early-as-2004



2009 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE Recall ID from NHTSA: 09V153000
Auto Recall Date: MAY 06, 2009
Vehicle Component: PARKING BRAKE
Model Affected TRAVERSE
Estimated Vehicles Affected: 15393 Recall Details Auto Recall Date:
MAY 06, 2009

Vehicle Component: PARKING BRAKE
Estimated Vehicles Affected: 15393
Model Affected
2009 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE

2009 Chevrolet Traverse Defect Summary: GM IS RECALLING 15,393 MY 2009
CHEVROLET TRAVERSE VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF
FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 135, "PASSENGER CAR BRAKE
SYSTEMS." THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE A PARK BRAKE CABLE LINK (CONNECTOR) THAT
IS NOT TO SPECIFICATION. THIS CONNECTOR MAY FRACTURE WHEN THE PARK BRAKE
PEDAL IS DEPRESSED.

Defect Consequence:
IF THE TRANSMISSION SHIFT LEVER IS IN THE PARK POSITION, THERE WILL BE NO
UNINTENDED VEHICLE MOVEMENT. HOWEVER, IF THE KEYS ARE LEFT IN THE
IGNITION, THE TRANSMISSION SHIFT LEVER IS IN ANY POSITION OTHER THAN PARK,
AND THE VEHICLE IS PARKED ON A SUFFICIENT SLOPE, IT COULD RESULT IN
UNINTENDED VEHICLE MOVEMENT. THIS COULD RESULT IN A CRASH WITHOUT PRIOR
WARNING.

Remedy:
DEALERS ARE TO REPLACE THE PARK BRAKE CABLE LINK (CONNECTOR) FREE OF
CHARGE. GM ANTICIPATES THAT THE DEALER BULLETIN WILL BE SENT MAY 5, 2009
AND OWNER LETTERS WILL BE MAILED IN JUNE 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT
CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438, OR AT WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM.

Estimated Vehicles Affected:
15393

Notes:
GENERAL MOTORS CORP. 09045
2009 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE Recall ID from NHTSA: 09V073000 Auto Recall Date:
MAR 06, 2009
Vehicle Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND
LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFT Model Affected TRAVERSE
Estimated Vehicles Affected: 276729 Recall Details Auto Recall Date:
MAR 06, 2009

Vehicle Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND
LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFT Estimated Vehicles Affected: 276729
Model Affected
2009 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE

2009 Chevrolet Traverse Defect Summary: GENERAL MOTORS IS RECALLING
276,729 MY 2009 BUICK ENCLAVE, CHEVROLET COBALT, HHR, MALIBU, TRAVERSE,
GMC ACADIA, PONTIAC G5, G6 AND SATURN AURA AND OUTLOOK PASSENGER VEHICLES.
THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLES SAFETY STANDARD
102, "TRANSMISSION SHIFT POSITION SEQUENCE, STARTER INTERLOCK, AND
TRANSMISSION BRAKING EFFECT", AND FMVSS 114, "THEFT PROTECTION AND
ROLLAWAY PREVENTION". ON SOME OF THESE VEHICLES, THE TRANSMISSION SHIFT
CABLE ADJUSTMENT CLIP MAY NOT BE FULLY ENGAGED. IF THE CLIP IS NOT FULLY
ENGAGED, THE SHIFT LEVER AND THE ACTUAL POSITION OF THE TRANSMISSION GEAR
MAY NOT MATCH. WITH THIS CONDITION, THE DRIVE COULD MOVE THE SHIFTER TO
"PARK" AND REMOVE THE IGNITION KEY, BUT THE TRANSMISSION GEAR MAY NOT BE
IN "PARK".

Defect Consequence:
THE DRIVER MAY NOT BE ABLE TO RESTART THE VEHICLE AND THE VEHICLE COULD
ROLL AWAY AFTER THE DRIVER HAS EXITED THE VEHICLE, RESULTING IN A POSSIBLE
CRASH WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.

Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND ENSURE THAT THE SHIFT CABLE ADJUSTMENT CLIP IS
FULLY ENGAGED. IN THE EVENT THAT THE CLIP DOES NOT ENGAGE, THE SHIFT CABLE
WILL BE REPLACED FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR
BEFORE MARCH 24, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BUICK AT 1-866-608-8080,
CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438, GMC AT 1-866-996-9463, PONTIAC AT
1-800-620-7668 AND SATURN AT 1-800-972-8876 OR AT WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM.

Estimated Vehicles Affected:
276729

Notes:
GENERAL MOTORS CORP. 09041
2009 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE Recall ID from NHTSA: 08V615000 Auto Recall Date:
NOV 24, 2008
Vehicle Component: SEAT BELTS: REAR:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY Model Affected
TRAVERSE
Estimated Vehicles Affected: 16667 Recall Details Auto Recall Date:
NOV 24, 2008

Vehicle Component: SEAT BELTS: REAR:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY Estimated Vehicles
Affected: 16667
Model Affected
2009 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE

2009 Chevrolet Traverse Defect Summary: GM IS RECALLING 16,667 MY 2009
BUICK ENCLAVE, CHEVROLET TRAVERSE, GMC ACADIA, AND SATURN OUTLOOK VEHICLES
FOR FAILING TO CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE
SAFETY STANDARD NO. 209, 'SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES.' THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE
BEEN BUILT WITH A SAFETY BELT BUCKLE IN THE SECOND OR THIRD ROW THAT IS
MISSING A RIVET.

Defect Consequence:
IN A VEHICLE CRASH, IF THE RIVET IS MISSING, THE BUCKLE MAY SEPARATE FROM
THE MOUNTING STRAP, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY TO THE PASSENGER.
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Old 28 Jan 2010, 04:37 pm   #7 (permalink)
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On Thu, 28 Jan 2010 17:43:19 -0800, john wrote:

> "As early as 2004, authorities investigated reports of unintended
> acceleration in Toyota's best-selling model, the Camry.
>
> But the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration looked at
> incidents lasting only 1 second or less.
>
> That limit came after a former official who went to work for Toyota
> shortly before the investigation began was involved in discussions with
> former colleagues at the safety agency, according to documents in a
> lawsuit filed by the estate of Guadalupe Alberto of Flint, who died in
> 2008 when she lost control of her 2005 Camry."
>
> http://www.freep.com/article/2010012...-early-as-2004


NEWS: GM recalls 944,000 vehicles for fire hazard

Recall involves vehicles that are equipped with windshield washer fluid
heaters.

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- August 28, 2008 -- General Motors is recalling
944,000 vehicles, 850,000 of them in the United States, because of the
potential for a fire in the vehicles' heated windshield washer fluid
system.

A short circuit in the circuit board that controls the system could cause
a grounding wire to overheat. That could lead to smoke and the
malfunctioning of other electrical components, GM (GM, Fortune 500) said
in a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
In rare cases, it could cause a fire, GM said.

GM is aware of three fires caused by this problem, two of which were in
the company's own test fleet vehicles, GM spokesman Tom Wilkinson said.
The company is not aware of any injuries caused by the problem.

The vehicles must be turned on for the short circuit to occur, Wilkinson
said, but he could not say whether the washer fluid heating system needed
to be in use.

The models listed below, if they're equipped with a heated windshield
washer fluid system, are subject to the recall:

*

Model year 2006-08 Buick Lucerne sedans and model year 2008 Buick
Enclave SUVs.
*

Model year 2006-08 Cadillac DTS sedans and model year 2007-08
Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV and Escalade EXT SUVs.
*

Model year 2007-08 Chevrolet Avalanche and Silverado trucks and
Suburban and Tahoe SUVs.
*

Model year 2007-08 GMC Acadia, Yukon, and Yukon XL SUVs and Sierra
trucks.
*

2008 Saturn Outlook SUVs.

The fluid heating system is a popular option on many of GM's large cars
and SUVs, said Wilkinson.

On cold days, the system heats windshield washer fluid before spraying it
onto the windshield, where it can melt ice and frost on the windshield.

To fix the problem, dealers will install a fuse that will shut off the
system in the event of a short circuit. GM has not yet provided NHTSA with
a schedule detailing when owners of affected vehicles will be notified.
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On Thu, 28 Jan 2010 17:43:19 -0800, john wrote:

> "As early as 2004, authorities investigated reports of unintended
> acceleration in Toyota's best-selling model, the Camry.
>
> But the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration looked at incidents
> lasting only 1 second or less.
>
> That limit came after a former official who went to work for Toyota
> shortly before the investigation began was involved in discussions with
> former colleagues at the safety agency, according to documents in a
> lawsuit filed by the estate of Guadalupe Alberto of Flint, who died in
> 2008 when she lost control of her 2005 Camry."
>
> http://www.freep.com/article/2010012...-early-as-2004



August 2007 -- GM is recalling 437 MY 2007 Chevrolet Equinox and Pontiac
Torrent sport utility vehicles for failing to conform to the requirements
of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208, "Occupant Crash
Protection." In these vehicles, the right front passenger seat is built
with a passenger sensing system. When tested with a representative
unrestrained small adult, the system is required to turn the right front
passenger's frontal airbag on. An error in the seat sensor calibration can
cause it to fail this test. In addition, this condition can prevent the
airbag from turning off when the seat is occupied by a small child.
Whenever the front passenger seat is occupied, the driver should always
check the airbag indicator to see if the airbag is on or off. If it is not
correct for the situation, the passenger should be moved to a different
seat. This can increase the risk of injury to a seat occupant during
certain crash conditions. Dealers will reprogram the seat's electronic
control unit. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification
schedule for this campaign. 07V-344
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On Thu, 28 Jan 2010 17:43:19 -0800, john wrote:

> "As early as 2004, authorities investigated reports of unintended
> acceleration in Toyota's best-selling model, the Camry.
>
> But the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration looked at incidents
> lasting only 1 second or less.
>
> That limit came after a former official who went to work for Toyota
> shortly before the investigation began was involved in discussions with
> former colleagues at the safety agency, according to documents in a
> lawsuit filed by the estate of Guadalupe Alberto of Flint, who died in
> 2008 when she lost control of her 2005 Camry."
>
> http://www.freep.com/article/2010012...-early-as-2004


OCTOBER 2007 -- GM is recalling 57,100 MY 2007 Chevrolet Equinox and
Pontiac Torrent passenger vehicles not equipped with optional roof rail
airbags or optional sunroof. These vehicles fail to comply with the
requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 201, "Occupant
Protection in Interior Impact." During NHTSA impact tests, the interior
occupant protection test points exceeded the standard requirements. The
results of this test indicated a possibility of an increased risk of head
injury in a crash. Dealers will install an energy absorbing foam piece to
each of the a-pillar trim assemblies. The recall is expected to begin
during January 2008. 07V520
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On Thu, 28 Jan 2010 17:43:19 -0800, john wrote:

> "As early as 2004, authorities investigated reports of unintended
> acceleration in Toyota's best-selling model, the Camry.
>
> But the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration looked at incidents
> lasting only 1 second or less.
>
> That limit came after a former official who went to work for Toyota
> shortly before the investigation began was involved in discussions with
> former colleagues at the safety agency, according to documents in a
> lawsuit filed by the estate of Guadalupe Alberto of Flint, who died in
> 2008 when she lost control of her 2005 Camry."
>
> http://www.freep.com/article/2010012...-early-as-2004


NOVEMBER 2007 -- GM is recalling 11,975 MY 2001 Chevrolet Silverado and
GMC Sierra pickup trucks equipped with an 8.1L V8 engine. The crankshaft
position can operate intermittently or fail completely. If the sensor
operates intermittently, the SES light may illuminate and the vehicle may
run rough. The engine may stall, and if so, may re-start immediately or
after a cool down period. If the sensor becomes completely inoperative,
the engine will quit running and will not re-start. Either of these
failures can increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the
crankshaft position sensor. The recall is expected to begin during
December 2007. This recall was the subject of an Engineering Analysis,
EA06-016, conducted by the Office of Defects Investigation. 07V521
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