GM Announces Recall of 118,800 Chevrolet and GMC Pickups

It is often minor niggles which trigger large scale recalls, and this time a secondary latch which is supposed to keep the hood down, and not unexpectedly open while driving, may not have been fitted. GM has announced this week that they will be calling 118,800 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups, which may be affected by the issue.
2012 Chevy Colorado 1 photo
The affected vehicles were manufactured in the 2010 to 2012 model-years, and while it is not certain they are all missing the aforementioned latch, all will be inspected. Also, some 4,674 examples of both these models were recalled twice, for inoperative windshield wipers and defective seatbelts.

The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) has deemed the fault dangerous, as the hood could fly up at any time, and hit the windshield, possibly breaking it, and most likely causing the driver to crash.

The owners of all the affected vehicles will be notified, and their pickups will be inspected at their local dealerships, and if it is found that the secondary latch is missing, the dealer will replace the entire hood, at no cost to the owner.

The notification process begins on January 17, and owners will be informed via email or by phone.


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