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GM Recalling 40,859 Cars for Potential Fuel Leaks
Breitbart ^

Posted on 09/30/2012 6:57:58 AM PDT by Perdogg

General Motors Co. is recalling more than 40,000 cars sold in warm-weather states because a plastic part might crack and cause a fuel leak.

The company is recalling Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 sedans from the 2007 through 2009 model years and Chevrolet Equinox and Pontiac Torrent SUVs and Saturn Ion sedans from the 2007 model year.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: ethanol

1 posted on 09/30/2012 6:58:02 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

It leaks right pass the Union Label.


2 posted on 09/30/2012 6:59:00 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: Perdogg

Since Obozo became te Imam of the board, Government Motors has moved much of their operation to China.


3 posted on 09/30/2012 7:01:28 AM PDT by IbJensen (Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.)
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To: Perdogg

10 to 1 it is an issue with the increased levels of ethanol. I have had several customers with their racing fuel cell bladders coming apart at the seams because of the addition of the ethanol to the racing fuel.

Big money change as most are custom made to fit a particular space.


4 posted on 09/30/2012 7:02:16 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: Perdogg
" 2007 Model Year . . . "

Bush's fault

5 posted on 09/30/2012 7:02:36 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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To: mazda77

Why only recall cars in warm weather states? Just because the car was sold in NY or somewhere else, that person might be living in FL or AZ now.


6 posted on 09/30/2012 7:11:31 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Perdogg

If you have clowns build a car you will end up with a very expensive clown car that only a few clowns want.

Boggles my mind that this car is supposedly the libtard’s answer to oil independence???
It further boggles my mind that more than 13% of the population would vote to reelect this destructive clown king???


7 posted on 09/30/2012 7:12:33 AM PDT by Leep
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To: Perdogg

If you have clowns build a car you will end up with a very expensive clown car that only a few clowns want.

Boggles my mind that this car is supposedly the libtard’s answer to oil independence???
It further boggles my mind that more than 13% of the population would vote to reelect this destructive clown king???


8 posted on 09/30/2012 7:12:47 AM PDT by Leep
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To: smokingfrog

They are trying to avoid making it a nationwide recall with a big press stink. My guess is that the hoses have aged faster in the South due to the heat, but the ones up North aren’t going to be terribly far behind. And those cars sold better up in Unionville than they did down here.


9 posted on 09/30/2012 7:17:14 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Perdogg

Ethanol in the fuel dummies.


10 posted on 09/30/2012 7:46:18 AM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: smokingfrog

Temperatures only aggravate the process, but you are correct in your point. Look at the bright side, if their car explodes before they get here to cast their second or third vote in Florida . . . . .

On the reality point of your question, since it is GM, I’m sure the regulators worked out a deal to mitigate the exposure of costs to repair.


11 posted on 09/30/2012 7:53:30 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: Perdogg

“Singing By, By Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levy and it blew up.”


12 posted on 09/30/2012 8:11:51 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Perdogg

That’s what happens with American “engineers” who have never been exposed to “hands on” experience in their field.

Just use computer CAD and simulators to replace actual research, common sense and “hands on” experience.

Seems like all new cars and products are sold as “field tests” and when the problems arise, they are then found and fixed.


13 posted on 09/30/2012 8:26:08 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: hadaclueonce
+1
14 posted on 09/30/2012 8:26:56 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: blueunicorn6

Hilarious. Thanks. I needed the laugh.


15 posted on 09/30/2012 8:42:25 AM PDT by upchuck (I miss my dog Snoopy. May 16, 1997-September 24, 2012 -- 15 years, 4 months. Forever in my heart.)
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To: mazda77

Ethanol bump. They will never, never learn.

Quit burning our food.


16 posted on 09/30/2012 8:54:09 AM PDT by upchuck (I miss my dog Snoopy. May 16, 1997-September 24, 2012 -- 15 years, 4 months. Forever in my heart.)
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To: Perdogg

I saw a Chevy Dolt on the interstate the other day. I don’t think it will do more than 55 mph.


17 posted on 09/30/2012 9:17:41 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: hadaclueonce

YUP!

“Those that boozes get the company (car) they choozes...”

An old song from the 60’s. Sung by the Chad Mitchell Trio.

It kinda goes like this: There was a pig laying in the gutter and a drunk came along and laid down beside her. Along came a high-flauting lady who sniffed, “You can tell those who boozes by the company they chooses.” And the pig got up and slowly walked away.


18 posted on 09/30/2012 9:41:37 AM PDT by jayrunner
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To: Perdogg

I remember driving the family 1967 Chevy station wagon on the beltway, Wash DC, and a sintered (sintering is a method used to create objects from powders) rocker arm disintegrated into bits of metal.
So my father bought one of those Datsun wagons (a 410?) with the Datsun Z engine. It had fuel injection with fabric fuel lines. The engine caught on fire.
Poor guy, he just couldn’t win.


19 posted on 09/30/2012 10:27:39 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Perdogg

GM - making the Yugo seem like sound investment since 2009...


20 posted on 09/30/2012 12:59:24 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: mazda77

I had to pay for this repair within the past 60 days. I did not have the repair done at a dealer. Am I SOL?


21 posted on 09/30/2012 1:58:18 PM PDT by homeless43
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To: homeless43

By law, you are not SOL.

If I pay for needed repairs before a recall is ordered, am I entitled to reimbursement?

Yes, under certain conditions. Manufacturers are required to provide reimbursement for certain costs incurred by owners to remedy safety defect conditions prior to a recall. Vehicle manufacturers are required to reimburse owners for costs incurred to remedy a defect based on either (1) the date NHTSA opens its Engineering Analysis, or (2) one year prior to the manufacturer’s notification of a defect to NHTSA, whichever is earlier. The closing date of eligibility for reimbursement of repair of a motor vehicle is 10 days after the manufacturer mails the last of the owner notices informing owners of a safety defect recall and cost-free remedy. For replacement of equipment, the closing date is either the same as for motor vehicles or 30 days after the manufacturer’s closing of its efforts to provide public notice of the existence of a defect, whichever is later. Documentation of the costs is required for reimbursement. While the current reimbursement policy is a relatively new requirement, manufacturers have in the past often voluntarily agreed to absorb such costs, provided customers could prove the pre-recall repairs remedied the defect in question.

Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallprocess.cfm


22 posted on 09/30/2012 3:21:47 PM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: mazda77
addition of the ethanol to the racing fuel.

Why would racing fuel ever have ethanol in it? I can't imagine VP2 and others having it.

23 posted on 09/30/2012 3:26:46 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: steve86

My experience in Grand-Am and SCCA http://www.racegas.com/fuel/8

VP - http://www.vpracingfuels.com/blogs/vp-racing-fuels-latest-news/2012/05/03/taking-e85-to-the-next-level-—more-power—more-consistent-tuning-

http://www.racegas.com/article/11


24 posted on 09/30/2012 3:53:05 PM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: hadaclueonce

Ethanol was not a Obama idea.

That worthless pond scum EPA that Nixon caved to are the ones to blame.

EPA has to go! Let the States do there work.


25 posted on 09/30/2012 3:56:04 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: mazda77

I’m not familiar with Sunoco 260 GTX, if it is the one with alcohol in it, as that brand is not distributed around here. Straight ethanol and methanol have always been around but it was news to me that VP100 (with blended ethanol) is used as a spec fuel. Glad we aren’t progressive enough in this area to have arrived at that foolishness.


26 posted on 09/30/2012 4:09:00 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: steve86

Ethanol has higher octane. E85 makes for some cheap fuel for drag racing if you can tune to use it.


27 posted on 09/30/2012 4:11:04 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: nascarnation

I have some knowledge about alky carbs in karting and hillclimb motorcycles. But this is a different world from the blend stuff.


28 posted on 09/30/2012 4:25:05 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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