Cadillac SRX, Saab 9-4X, Chevrolet Spark Recalled

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If you haven't bothered to keep count on General Motors' 2014 recall tally, October sees the number of individual recalls hike to 74, while the total of vehicles covered shyly surpasses 30 million. The latest two operations announced by the American automaker are covering a whopping 523,000 cars.
The biggest call back operation of the two involves an estimated 430,000 units of the Saab 9-4X and Cadillac SRX crossovers. 2010 - 2015 model year cars may suffer from suspension issues related to rear toe link adjuster bolts that weren't properly tightened.

As such, loose nuts translate to a loose joint, as well as worn threads. Add these elements and what you're left with is a vehicle that could separate its rear toe adjuster link without warning. GM informs that dealers will inspect the condition and, if the situation calls for it, will replace the affected parts with a new assembly link. Moreover, three crashes and two injuries have been related to the faulty bolts.

Roughly 93,000 examples of the 2013 - 2015 model year Chevrolet Spark are also called back for a premature rusting issue. Including the Spark EV, the aforementioned population of city cars suffer from a hood latch that's prone to corrode, preventing the hood from latching as the manufacturer intended to.

All of these cars were imported from South Korea and all of them have a secondary latch that's prone to be attacked by corrosion prematurely at the latch pivot, a situation that prevents the striker from engaging the hood latch as intended. Alas, General Motors will be notifying owners shortly, with dealerships instructed to replace the bad hood striker with an improved design.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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