GM Issues Stop-Sale on 2016 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon

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GM Wednesday morning announced a stop-sale order on approximately 1,800 pickup trucks and sedans due to malfunctioning airbags. Affected vehicles include model-year 2016 Chevrolet Colorado pickup trucks and Malibu sedans, and GMC Canyon pickup trucks.

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According to Reuters, a notice distributed to GM dealers stated that the driver-side frontal airbag may not inflate completely in a high-speed crash that triggers second-stage deployment, increasing the risk of an injury. There have been no injuries related to this issue, and it's unrelated to the massive ongoing recall of airbags manufactured by Japan's Takata Corp., Reuters reported.

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I am torn, should I get one of these or wait a year or 2 for the Jeep pickup. Airbag issues are just an on going issue with all manufactures

Thank gosh I drive a 2016 Tacoma 4X4 SR, no issues and running strong after 4,000 miles and counting!

Oh no, where is GMSRBAD, Johnnydil, and Mark49? Say it aint so....a GM recall? No way, this is a Ford Site all they post is all the bad news about GM, how dare!!!!

In all seriuousness, this has nothing to do with the big airbag recall, what does that mean, its GM's own airbags?

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

I have yet to see a Duramax Colorado/Canyon on the lot of any dealer around here. Do they even exist or is it like a purple unicorn?

^^^ ooxxii,
Takata is Toyota's main supplier of airbags.

Airbags! Airbags! Airbags! When are we going to get rid of this defective technology? There are several other safer restraint systems.
I mean, since when does it make sense to have essentially a 1/4-lb stick of dynamite blast a 200-mph piece of canvas and associated shrapnel at 200 mph into your face and body to "save" you in a 10-mph collision? Think about it...

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Nitro- Don't drag me into this. Every make has problems. I don't comment on recalls and investigations, etc. I'm glad whenever a manufacturer finds a problem and fixes it. For the record, I am temporarily driving an F-150. No brake failures yet.

Robert, a friend of mine bought a diesel about 3 weeks ago, he had his on order, which they are probably filling before you see them on the lot....

This sight is slow on news and gives very little info.
The defect was discovered during a routine quality inspection, GM said, when it was found that the component needed for the second stage of inflation was missing from the assembly process. they wouldn't out the supplier but said it wasn't takata.


Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

Posted by: Frank | Mar 10, 2016 9:42:53 AM

Ford recalls nearly 1 million vehicles with air bag issue.

Stop sale order, huh. That's what a responsible company should do when a defect has been detected. Don't risk lives or injury unlike Ford who knowingly continued to sell trucks with defective brakes, pinto's with defective fuel tanks and explorers with defective tires. Ford only cares about the sale. safety?, that's what their legal team is there for.

@ GMSRGREAT,

A responsible company does not go bankrupt and cries to mommy and daddy the federal government for a taxpayer bailout to support campaign contributors!

GM = a failure, always will be!

check out the this recall rate list. Its crazy that some companies have had to recall almost every car sold
quoted from
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jimgorzelany/2014/03/26/automakers-with-the-lowest-and-highest-recall-rates/#506b04952008

Here’s iSeeCars.com’s full list of least and most recalled car lines since 1985, with the given recall rate being relative to sales registered in the U.S. from 1980 forward:

Mercedes-Benz USA: 2.1 million recalled/5.2 million sold; 0.41 recall rate.
Mazda Motor Corp: 5.2 million recalled/9.4 million sold; 0.55 recall rate.
General Motors: 99.3 million recalled/153.2 million sold; 0.65 recall rate.
Nissan North America: 19.1 million recalled/26.8 million sold; 0.71 recall rate.
Subaru of America: 4.3 million recalled/6.0 million sold; 0.73 recall rate.
Kia Motors: 3.7 million recalled/4.9 million sold; 0.77 recall rate.
Toyota Motor Corp: 38.6 million recalled/48.1 million sold; 0.80 recall rate.
BMW of North America: 5.1 million recalled/5.7 million sold; 0.90 recall rate.
Ford Motor Co: 97.0 million recalled/104.7 million sold; 0.93 recall rate.

@ooxxii
You spoke too soon
310 2016 tacos already had a airbag recall
the wrong bolts were used for assembly

And ford and chrys also cried to mommy and daddy but ford got very low interest loans in a agreement they would build much more efficient motors and develop more hybrid tech that the government wanted. Ford= government motors. and some are not even sure if they have paid back that loan yet.

SHUT UP SKEETER.

FOLLOW THE RULES.

STAY ON TOPIC!

@GMSRDUMB,

GM is being scrutinized by the Govt, of course they must do this. Crappy Car Mfg'er if you ask me.

JUNK!!

@SKEETER,

There is a big difference between and BAILOUT and a GOVERNMENT LOAN that is being paid. Ford has turned it around after selling all their assets. That's how you run a company. Not like GM, cry in a fetal position and take a Bailout from Mum and Pop.

Crappy Car Mfg'er if you ask me.

JUNK!

@SKEETER,

There is a big difference between and BAILOUT and a GOVERNMENT LOAN that is being paid. Ford has turned it around after selling all their assets. That's how you run a company. Not like GM, cry in a fetal position and take a Bailout from Mum and Pop.

Crappy Car Mfg'er if you ask me.

JUNK!

Stop sale order, huh. That's what a responsible company should do when a defect has been detected. Don't risk lives or injury unlike Ford who knowingly continued to sell trucks with defective brakes, pinto's with defective fuel tanks and explorers with defective tires. Ford only cares about the sale. safety?, that's what their legal team is there for.


Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Mar 10, 2016 11:20:20 AM

Sooooooooooo, what about the 2016 models that are currently sold. I have a hard time believing multiple vehicle lines had a defect that is detested by crash testing or some sort of QA testing was found only at the production plants.

There have been a few stop sale recalls with a few Ford vehicles but it also included a few that made it to market already.

Frank -

A key difference here is GM is being active in making their vehicles safe. Ford on the other hand is dragging their feet in addressing a serious issue with the F150's braking system.

@Griff,

Read the story, no reports of any accident and it's currently being looked into, Ford is not dragging their feet.

Wake up!!

@Griff,

Read the story, no reports of any accident and it's currently being looked into, Ford is not dragging their feet.

Wake up!!

@Griff, you are a classic GM storyteller, I mean classic, lets take a look at what you said," A key difference here is GM is being active in making their vehicles safe." Now lets review, what was that thing that caused a bunch of injuries and deaths that GM did not recall, knew about it and then said they did nothing wrong and then paid out billions in lawsuits...can have some of your koolaid?

For once not Tata Airbags...

They caught it fast, small batch of vehicles really, didn't let it get to the fed level, no reports of deaths or injuries, if they fix it with one try GM can say it was as well handled as it could be.

@Griff,

Read the story, no reports of any accident and it's currently being looked into, Ford is not dragging their feet.

Wake up!!

Posted by: Frank | Mar 10, 2016 1:11:20 PM

So your O.K. Driving a pick-up with known complete unannounced loss of braking . Wow, you want a koolaid refill?

@GMSRDUMB,

You're dumb bro, If I know I have issues on my truck, I wouldn't drive it, damn you never cease to amaze me.

SHUT UP SKEETER.

FOLLOW THE RULES.

STAY ON TOPIC!

wow i got under someones skin lol

@frank your wrong 4 accidents no injurys
NHTSA is investigating Ford truck brake failure reports. The agency has received 35 reports, most of which came in the last seven months. Roughly 420K Ford pickup trucks are included in the investigation after drivers complained of sudden brake failures. Four, non-injury collisions have been blamed on the defect thus far.

http://www.autoblog.com/2014/12/19/fiat-chrysler-expands-takata-airbag-recall-to-3-3m-vehicles/ hemi V8 your so LAME .... 3.3 million chrysler junk RECALLED ....

@GMSRDUMB,

You're dumb bro, If I know I have issues on my truck, I wouldn't drive it, damn you never cease to amaze me.

Posted by: Frank | Mar 10, 2016 1:43:18 PM

When you read the complaints, it sounds like in some cases there is no warning. Hope your smart enough to know your about to loose your brakes with no prior warning. Hey, make sure your parking brake is up to snuff. You may need all the help you can get.

Nitro-

It's called a change in behavior. Yes, a decision was made at GM over a decade ago to cover up an ignition switch issue. They were exposed, are guilty of it, admitted it to the world, and are demonstrating that they are taking safety defects seriously. Ford has had a long history of safety defect issue cover-ups. The difference is that they haven't changed their behavior. This particular brake failure problem has been ongoing since 2010 and continues to occur in the 2015+ trucks. Yet no actions have been taken. Trucks out of warranty are not covered. No concern is shown on Ford's part. No acknowledgement of a sudden loss of brakes issue has been made. It's been 6 years of inaction. It's the same playbook they used on issues like the cruise control fires, ignition fires, the Explorer roll-overs, the park to reverse issue, etc etc etc.

If GM and Ford swapped places and the Silverado/Sierra had a sudden brake failure issue for 6 years running and displayed the same lack of action that Ford is right now, you'd trying to tell anyone willing to listen about it.

"That's what a responsible company should do when a defect has been detected. "

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

GM knew that their ignition switch was faulty. They tried to hide it by changing the part without changing the part number which is illegal.

The difference is that Ford never had to go under scrutiny as did GM. Man you all are f'ken ignorant.

"A responsible company does not go bankrupt and cries to mommy and daddy the federal government for a taxpayer bailout to support campaign contributors..."

Posted by: ooxxii | Mar 10, 2016 11:31:35 AM

OoxxiiClean, your right a responsible company doesn’t go crying to mommy, but if you think FORD is that company you’re dumber than you look.

In the depths of the financial collapse, the U.S. Federal Reserve lent $57.9 billion to the auto industry — including $26.8 billion to Ford, Toyota and BMW.

The Fed were forced to reveal the identity of the companies it aided during the crisis, after contending to Congress that keeping their identities and the details of such lending secret was essential. While Chrysler and General Motors had to go to Congress to beg for cash in 2008, every other automaker’s finance arm was having trouble as well.
According to the data, from October 2008 through June 2009 the fed bought $45.1 billion in commercial paper from the credit arms of four automakers – Ford (yes Ford, you know the guys who build their cars in Mexico), BMW, Chrysler and Toyota – along with GMAC (the former General Motors credit arm). BTW - of those, Ford sold the most, with $15.9 billion.
The Fed also lent $13 billion to investors who bought bonds backed by loans to new car buyers from automakers and banks.

The Fed made clear that while investors got the loans, the move was meant to keep the lenders in business; the credit arms of Ford, Chrysler, Nissan, Volkswagen, Honda and Hyundai all benefited directly. The secrecy surrounding the details of the loans only masked how much aid corporate America and Wall Street needed.

I’m certainly not a GM fan, but while General Motors and Chrysler took the brunt of the blowback for relying on government handouts, the reveal of the Fed numbers show that a far bigger slice of the U.S. auto industry needed help.

I know that most of this will be over OoxxiiClean’s Military Grade Head, but if anyone else thinks that Ford was not bailed out by the Fed, they must be sniffing what’s coming out of their military grade tailpipe...lol

"GM knew that their ignition switch was faulty. They tried to hide it by changing the part without changing the part number which is illegal..."
Posted by: Lou_BC | Mar 10, 2016 4:38:08 PM

Of course they did, and why not they learned from the best....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVq0qCpcCoA

Ford clowns chill out jeez.

All manufacturers should offer airbag delete option,,
Those things are more dangerous then helpfull..
Imagine what would hapen if the bag went off while you drink hot coffe from your stainless steel mug,,ouch,,instant fried face and no teeth..lol

I always buckle up when driving anyways..

I wonder March 2016 Truck sales. If the 4 GM truck brands will be beat Ford only 1 truck brand

All manufacturers should offer airbag delete option,, Those things are more dangerous then helpfull.....I always buckle up when driving anyways..
Posted by: Chevrolet builds a better way to see the USA | Mar 10, 2016 6:22:00 PM

Lots of good that will do you in a Chevy....lol

com/chevy-recalls-469000-malibus-for-faulty-seat-belts/

http://www.carcomplaints.com/news/2015/general-motors-recalls-seat-belts-seats.shtml

http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2015/07/gm-recalls-50k-vehicles-for-seat-belt-issue.html

Blueman

Ford is probably going to put up a big number for March, seeing as how they're so deperate they are willing to dump their new aluminum game changer onto the fleet market. So much for maximum transaction prices and residual value. Won't be long before those (recycled) F150's are dumped on the used market and.begin undercut the early-adopter guys that were suckered into paying those premium asking prices. Hope they don't let their hopes up for that big trade-in offer.

The ignition switch deal was extremely bad and these idiots don't have a leg to stand on cause several and I mean several people DIED.

Posted by: Fed up. | Mar 10, 2016 5:38:20 PM
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Hey dumbass, why don't you research a few of Ford's safety defect cover-ups. Tally them up and you'll see that hundreds if not thousands of Ford-buying idiots paid for their b poor judgement with their lives. Not only that but Ford's legal team factored it in ahead of time for the release of some vehicles for sale. And it wasn't that long ago.

Hey SKEETER! Didn't see FCA/RAM/Jeep listed in there; you sure you got all of em?

@Ramano, hey you idiot! Could call you worse than that but I wont. Listen DumbAss your proof here. Where's your links?? Why would GM do the same thing??? Why would GM change the part numbers on the same defective switches and reinstall them??? Sounds like a DumbAss company called GM is at fault here. Sounds like a DumbAss like you could figure that out. Before you call anyone and especially me that name again, look in the mirror first. You probably wont like what you see. IDIOT.

I still see there are plenty of comments that resort to name calling. Reminds me of the Republican debates. A recall is a recall. Isn't a recall better than just hiding a defect which has been the practice in the recent past.

Hey Fed Up,

Twenty-two million Ford vehicles made from 1983 through 1995 have defective ignition modules that may cause the vehicle to stall and die on the highway at any time. Failure at highway speeds can cause the driver to lose control or even result in a stalled vehicle being hit by a truck. Some models had failure rates as high as 90%. According to Ford, two-thirds of the failures were of the "die on the road" type.

During the 1980's, NHTSA conducted five investigations into stalling in Ford vehicles. During those investigations, Ford withheld documents from NHTSA that would have shown a common cause of stalling...

To reduce costs, Ford installed the TFI on the distributor, one of the hottest locations under the hood. But because the TFI module is sensitive to heat, its mounting location creates an inordinate propensity for the TFI module to fail due to thermal stress. Rather than bearing the expense of moving the TFI module to a cooler location away from the engine, a solution that Ford engineers recommended to management for year's, Ford decided to employ a less costly solution: to leave the module on the distributor, but MAKE IT LAST LONG ENOUGH TO FUNCTION DURING THE WARRANTY PERIOD, thereby forcing consumers to bear the cost of post-warranty failures that Ford knew would continue to occur in large numbers. As a result, over 13 MILLION replacement TFI modules (which are designed to last for the life of the vehicle without maintenance or repair) have been sold to consumers at a cost of nearly $2 billion.

....Despite an extraordinary number of complaints from consumers, Ford managed to conceal the TFI problem from government regulators...

In the recall of Ford Explorers for Firestone tire tread separations, then Ford President & CEO Jacques Nasser repeatedly told the American public that "Your Safety Is Our Top Priority." Yet in Howard v Ford Motor Co., Ford told the court it didn't know what safety was. As Judge Ballachey observed after hearing the testimony of top executive including its former CEO Harold Poling, its former Vice Chairman Louis Ross and Vice Presidents Robert Transou and Helen Petrauskus among others:

Ford's dissimulation reached its nadir in the testimony of Bob Wheaton, Ford's witness designated as most knowledgeable about safety issues when he insisted that "safe is too subjective" and denied knowledge of any "written definition of what safe is within Ford Motor Company." Other Ford executives were similarly evasive when pressed on the question of whether or not a failed TFI module, under any circumstances, presented an unreasonable risk of safety. [P. 5].

http://www.autosafety.org/ford-tfi-module-national-class-settlement

That's right Fed Up, drive a Ford! After all, at Ford, "Your Safety Is Our Top Priority!"™. Ford, the moral company!

Oh don't forget this one:
http://www.autosafety.org/ford-transmissions-failure-hold-park

6000 accidents
1710 injuries
98 deaths

Further support for a recall came in the June, 1980 issue of Mother Jones Magazine which provided evidence indicating Ford knew for "at least 10 years" that transmission slippage was "killing people." Yet, in 1971, it "rejected design improvements" which would have cost 3 cents per car and would have resulted in an estimated 90% reduction in park-to-reverse repairs. The design of Ford's 1980 transmission has been modified.

"Fixed" it with a sticker instead of a real recall.

I guess we see where Ford's moral standing is.

http://www.autosafety.org/ford-ignition-switch-fires/

From the article:

Ford was well aware of the ignition switch defect long before it reached the agreement with NHTSA under which it would recall the affected vehicles. In the late 1980’s fleets from around the country reported ignition switch caused fires. At an October 30, 1990 meeting attended by high-level engineers, Ford decided that the ignition switch responsible for the reported fires should be redesigned to eliminate future fires. A July 17, 1991 Ford briefing paper, “Light Truck Ignition Switch Concern,” cites a report by United Technologies Research Center that lists the “major cause” of the ignition switch fires as “electrical erosion due to inductive loads in circuits carried through the ignition switch.” The arcing caused by actuating the switch melts a minute amount of copper from the terminal. The stray copper than embeds itself in the minlon insulator and after many cycles, causes a direct B+ to ground short. The paper notes that, as a “corrective action,” the ignition switch was being redesigned in a manner that “does not permit the same type of failure mode.”

On at least three separate occasions, the government opened investigations in response to frequent reports of interior electrical fires in various models and years of Ford vehicles. The two times, Ford misled the government and got off without a recall.

@Romano, please do yourself a favor and seek treatment.

If you are a regular reader of Mother Jones you may be beyond the point where anybody can help you.

If you have only looked at it once or twice you may survive to old age without turning into a useless communist POS.

I didn't think Communist existed anymore except in China and Cuba. It will not exist too much longer in those places. Even socialism is not as prevalent. I doubt the US has to worry about either. More likely a take over of the radical right religious extremists and Fox News. Would be nice to see more moderation and less extremes.



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