GM announces a recall for over 145000 trucks

GM announces a recall for over 145000 trucks

General Motors has announced a recall for over 145,000 of its mid-size trucks due to a problem with the hood latch. The problem could result in the hood opening while the truck is being driven. GM has already filed the report with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration after becoming aware of the issue in September of 2012. A study showed that there were no signs of welding for the second latch, suggesting that the assembly missed the station for the latch welding. Since their production process did not have any proofing the error was easily missed. Although there are not any reports of accidents or injuries as a result of the latch issue, GM is requesting that the vehicles be inspected. The inspection is easy enough to be performed at home, but if customers are uncomfortable with doing the inspection at home, they can bring it in to a dealer. If the secondary latch is missing, GM is replacing the hood for free. Letters will be mailed to owners of these trucks in January.

If you are the owner of a Chevrolet Colorado or a GMC Canyon, please make sure that your first latch is properly secured.

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