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WHOA - MASSIVE GM Recall - 4,000,000 trucks!

bernse

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Recalling their bread and buttah:

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DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Corp. (NYSE:GM - news) on Thursday said it was recalling more than 4 million full-size pickup trucks to replace tailgate support cables that may corrode and fracture.

The massive recall, a blow to recent claims of improved quality at the world's largest automaker, covers certain 2000-2004 Chevrolet Silverados and GMC Sierras as well as some 2002-2004 Chevrolet Avalanche and Cadillac Escalade EXT trucks.

The company said about 3.7 million of the vehicles are in the United States, 325,000 are in Canada, and 93,000 are in Mexico
Jeezuz, this has been a bad year for recalls already for them.
 

Viper GTS

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Originally posted by: FeathersMcGraw
Originally posted by: Viper GTS
Tailgate support cables?

That's pretty minor...
Depends if you're hauling anything at the time.
Why on earth would anyone be hauling anything with a load placed on the tailgate?

Viper GTS
 

bernse

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Originally posted by: silverpig
No biggie. Not like they're gonna explode or anything.
No, it's not but even if its only $30 per truck (probably not too far off - parts and labor for tech) thats (Dr. Evil finger to mouth) $120,000,000 DOLLARS!!!

 

K1052

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Originally posted by: FeathersMcGraw
Originally posted by: Viper GTS
Tailgate support cables?

That's pretty minor...
Depends if you're hauling anything at the time.
The cables should just support the tailgate when it is open. They don't keep it locked when up.
 

bernse

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Originally posted by: Viper GTS
Why on earth would anyone be hauling anything with a load placed on the tailgate?

Viper GTS
In case what they're hauling is longer than the bed of the truck maybe?

Happens all the time, espescially with all the shortbed trucks now.

*edit coding*
 

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Originally posted by: bernse
Originally posted by: silverpig
No biggie. Not like they're gonna explode or anything.
No, it's not but even if its only $30 per truck (probably not too far off - parts and labor for tech) thats (Dr. Evil finger to mouth) $120,000,000 DOLLARS!!!
Of course that's assuming all 4,000,000 are actually going to be serviced for it (not going to happen).

Viper GTS
 

FeathersMcGraw

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Originally posted by: Viper GTS

Why on earth would anyone be hauling anything with a load placed on the tailgate?
I don't think they would. I expect the bigger problem is payload shifting on acceleration or hauling uphill.
 

LikeLinus

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Originally posted by: Viper GTS
Originally posted by: FeathersMcGraw
Originally posted by: Viper GTS
Tailgate support cables?

That's pretty minor...
Depends if you're hauling anything at the time.
Why on earth would anyone be hauling anything with a load placed on the tailgate?

Viper GTS
Why on earth can they not do R&D on a simple support cable?

Yeah we should just let them slide because idiots think the probability is too low to care
 

bernse

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Originally posted by: Viper GTS
Originally posted by: bernse
Originally posted by: silverpig
No biggie. Not like they're gonna explode or anything.
No, it's not but even if its only $30 per truck (probably not too far off - parts and labor for tech) thats (Dr. Evil finger to mouth) $120,000,000 DOLLARS!!!
Of course that's assuming all 4,000,000 are actually going to be serviced for it (not going to happen).

Viper GTS
True, but I'd be willing to be the vast majority will. That' a lot of scratch no matter how you look at it.
 

FeathersMcGraw

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Originally posted by: K1052

The cables should just support the tailgate when it is open. They don't keep it locked when up.
Okay, my bad. I thought it was some sort of reinforcement feature.
 

GalvanizedYankee

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They probably sourced the original cables from China :p

How much other service work do you think they might sell, when ppl come in for their"free"cables? Mmmm ;)
 

Viper GTS

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I was under the impression that it was common sense to avoid putting excess weight on the tailgate. My grandparents have owned trucks the entire time I've been alive, & we were never allowed to sit on them/put any undue weight on them.

Also, according to the article on CNN, the tailgate would still be stopped by the rear bumper. It would only drop 10°.

Does it need to be addressed? Sure, but it's just not that big of a deal.

Viper GTS
 

Vic

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It seems some people would prefer that GM didn't recall and just swept the issue under the rug... like other manufacturers who have the reputation of reliability do. I (OTOH) am glad when a manufacturer addresses and fixes a problem.
 

jagr10

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It's nice to support the american companies over overseason ones, but there are just too many problems with american cars.
 

LAUST

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Don't worry viper you are under the right assumption
 
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