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GM recalls half million Camaros, safety crisis deepens
finance.yahoo.com ^ | June 13, 2014 | Bernie Woodall and Paul Lienert

Posted on 06/13/2014 6:53:16 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012

DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co (GM.N) recalled 511,528 Chevrolet Camaros on Friday for an ignition switch problem similar to the defect linked to at least 13 deaths in Chevrolet Cobalts and other models.

GM said it was aware of minor accidents but no fatalities from the Camaro, a sporty two-door car. It said the Camaro switch defect differed from the problem in the Cobalts, but a consumer advocate said GM still should have recalled the Camaros sooner.

GM said a driver's knee could bump the Camaro key fob and move the ignition switch out of the "run" position, causing the engine to shut off.

The earlier recall of Cobalts and other small cars involved an ignition switch in which a bump of the key fob could turn off the engine, disabling power steering and airbags.

That defect, first observed by GM engineers in 2002, was not reported to consumers for years. Chief Executive Mary Barra in recent months overhauled the way GM handles safety recalls.

The Camaro recall bloats the number of GM vehicles summoned back for switch-related problems to more than 3.1 million as Barra prepares to return to Congress next week to give more testimony on the earlier recall.

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1 posted on 06/13/2014 6:53:16 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

what sort of solid state storage device is vibration sensitive? if the driver thinks the readback is wrong then it should retry the write operation mux a timeout.


2 posted on 06/13/2014 6:58:28 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: ilovesarah2012
GM said a driver's knee could bump the Camaro key fob and move the ignition switch out of the "run" position, causing the engine to shut off.

Wouldn't this be a gas-saving feature?

3 posted on 06/13/2014 7:02:58 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: RitchieAprile

Say what??? LOL


4 posted on 06/13/2014 7:06:52 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012
Jean Luc and I think alike! :)
5 posted on 06/13/2014 7:08:28 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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6 posted on 06/13/2014 7:09:52 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: ilovesarah2012

The most “POS” car I ever drove was a Chevy Cobalt.


7 posted on 06/13/2014 7:11:32 PM PDT by gigster (Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Well, they have nothing to worry about. They are on the government teat now...


8 posted on 06/13/2014 7:15:00 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by it"s weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Hahahahahaha...that graphic made me spit my drink out!


9 posted on 06/13/2014 7:15:37 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by it"s weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: ilovesarah2012

America is disentergrating in front of our eyes and Obama is directly responsible and he is off to a Fund Raiser in Palm Springs.


10 posted on 06/13/2014 7:16:28 PM PDT by El Zoro
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To: ilovesarah2012

Al-qaeda is dead and GM is, er, what was that again?


11 posted on 06/13/2014 7:16:47 PM PDT by Tea Party Terrorist (Why work for a living when you can vote for a living?)
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To: gigster
Back in the day we took the Chevy Monza motors out and fit them in the Vega hatchbacks.
The 262 v8 fitted with a 4B carb was a hot ride. Took some trickery to get the headers on.
12 posted on 06/13/2014 7:17:56 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: rlmorel

I got a million of ‘em. :)


13 posted on 06/13/2014 7:19:11 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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14 posted on 06/13/2014 7:20:13 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

LOL...me too!


15 posted on 06/13/2014 7:20:29 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by it"s weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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16 posted on 06/13/2014 7:21:51 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: gigster

I had a Monza that really sucked. The clutch went out with less than 500 miles on it. Dealer asked me if I “rode the clutch”. I told him no but even if I did, it shouldn’t go out in less than 500 miles. I was a 20-something girl, so he thought he could jerk me around.

I hate car salespeople.

But I also had two Camaros (72 and 76) that I loved.


17 posted on 06/13/2014 7:24:12 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Al Queda’s alive and GM is dying.


18 posted on 06/13/2014 7:30:33 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I’ve got an `83 Chevy Custom Deluxe short bed truck with the 305 (5 liter) engine.
It’s a work truck and I’ve hauled all sorts of building materials, sheetrock, paneling, lumber, furniture, you name it, including enough bricks once that it acted like it might run on its rear tires like a Lippizaner.
I replaced the water pump myself a few years ago, oil changes and maintenance, no major repairs. It’s still running strong. Mine must be in the 5%.
Hate the UAW, love the truck.


19 posted on 06/13/2014 7:31:22 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: ilovesarah2012

They outta check for rusted brake lines too.


20 posted on 06/13/2014 7:45:35 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: ilovesarah2012

Maybe they should just put the damned thing back on the dashboard where it belongs.


21 posted on 06/13/2014 8:15:26 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

LMAO


22 posted on 06/13/2014 9:39:05 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

LOL


23 posted on 06/13/2014 9:41:49 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Good thing this isn’t floor mats or we would be hearing about this 24/7 on the news.


24 posted on 06/14/2014 4:26:43 AM PDT by pas
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

No, no, no....... CORE Al Qaeda is dead.

A fine line has been drawn between core AQ and AQ. It is a lawyerly line that exists in talking points but not reality


25 posted on 06/14/2014 4:31:35 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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