GM recalls about 33,700 vehicles to fix software issue

dmcowen674

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GM recalls about 33,700 vehicles to fix software issue



General Motors Co is recalling about 33,700 model-year 2013 Buick LaCrosse sedans and Cadillac SRX crossover vehicles globally to address a potential software problem that could increase the risk of a crash.


GM said the problem may cause the transmission to unexpectedly slip from manual to automatic mode.


Dealers will reprogram the transmission control module free of charge.
 
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dmcowen674

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I'm sorry but I think it is fucking retarded that a vehicle can potentially crash due to a software issue.

I just had to pay $1,000 on my car because it would just die in the middle of the road.

It took three trips to the shop to find it was Crankshaft Position Sensor causing the problem.

Put back cam lobes.

This sensor shit is just that, shit.
 

boomerang

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Put the blame where it belongs. You wanted safer cars that got better gas mileage and produced less emissions. Your demands dictated what the modern automobile is today. We'd all still have carburetors but for your demands.
 

PottedMeat

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leave this part out?

The U.S. automaker said there are no reports of crashes or injuries related to the issue.

would you rather they not fix the issue or charge you for it?
 

BUTCH1

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I'm sorry but I think it is fucking retarded that a vehicle can potentially crash due to a software issue.

I just had to pay $1,000 on my car because it would just die in the middle of the road.

It took three trips to the shop to find it was Crankshaft Position Sensor causing the problem.

Put back cam lobes.

This sensor shit is just that, shit.

Co-worker just had that same problem, 2001 Dodge stratus. All cars have cam lobes, otherwise the valves would never open..
 

Zargon

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I'm sorry but I think it is fucking retarded that a vehicle can potentially crash due to a software issue.

I just had to pay $1,000 on my car because it would just die in the middle of the road.

It took three trips to the shop to find it was Crankshaft Position Sensor causing the problem.

Put back cam lobes.

This sensor shit is just that, shit.

I guarentee you the cam has lobes, the CPS is for variable valve timing, im surprised it dies when it screws up, my wifes car will just run slow as it regresses all timing to fail safes
 

LTC8K6

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Several computers and a network controller are now involved just to make your turn signals blink...
 

foghorn67

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I'm sorry but I think it is fucking retarded that a vehicle can potentially crash due to a software issue.

I just had to pay $1,000 on my car because it would just die in the middle of the road.

It took three trips to the shop to find it was Crankshaft Position Sensor causing the problem.

Put back cam lobes.

This sensor shit is just that, shit.

How would a car burn efficiently without o2 sensors?
Don't be a manchild.
 

Doppel

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I'm sorry but I think it is fucking retarded that a vehicle can potentially crash due to a software issue.
Damn, is there no issue you're wildly ignorant on but nonetheless have a strong opinion about? Software controls the throttle in modern cars, the brakes, and increasingly the steering.
This sensor shit is just that, shit.
Yeah, let's get rid of sensors in cars! Freaking genius. While we're at it, let's do away with air bags, stability control, everything.
 

phucheneh

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I guarentee you the cam has lobes, the CPS is for variable valve timing, im surprised it dies when it screws up, my wifes car will just run slow as it regresses all timing to fail safes

wut.

Crank sensor is engine speed, cam sensor is engine position. You need both, with or without VVT. The simplest VVT just adds movable cam gear(s) and a solenoid that actuates each with engine oil pressure.
 

nerp

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You can do like in small airplanes and manually control the fuel/air mixture. Would not be a hassle what so ever.

Yes because masturbating a little choke pulley and finessing the gas like you're trying to massage an angry cat on its belly just to get it started is the hallmark of pleasurable driving.
 

Doppel

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Yes because masturbating a little choke pulley and finessing the gas like you're trying to massage an angry cat on its belly just to get it started is the hallmark of pleasurable driving.
Exactly, it wouldn't be a problem at all.
 

phucheneh

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...you guys are aware of how frequent and minute the fuel trim changes are on a modern car, right?

Allow me to demonstrate with a one second sample of O2 sensor data:

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LTC8K6

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Well, the carburetors of my youth seemed to work okay.

Of course they were less efficient, and the engine gave up on you at altitude, and they vapor locked, and they froze up, and they stumbled if you lifted suddenly, and they flooded the engine sometimes, but hey... :p
 

foghorn67

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Yes because masturbating a little choke pulley and finessing the gas like you're trying to massage an angry cat on its belly just to get it started is the hallmark of pleasurable driving.

That's what we call a good time.
 

HeXen

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Put the blame where it belongs. You wanted safer cars that got better gas mileage and produced less emissions. Your demands dictated what the modern automobile is today. We'd all still have carburetors but for your demands.

Some cars from the 70's and 80's get just as good gas mileage. Safer cars imo were safer when they were made out of thick, heavy steel, not this mish mash of plastics and aluminum foil crap forcing them to put in all this safety sensor and vagina soft impact cabs..etc.
I had a 64 Chevelle SS one time that had been T boned hard and only had a dent in the lower door panel. You could even stand on the roof of the car and it would never buckle or bend.