The Car Geek: GM Recalls 90,000 Cars

The Car Geek

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

GM Recalls 90,000 Cars

We are aware that both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) are strict when it comes to safety and security of cars that US auto makers and foreign car brands make. The cars have to pass their standards in order to be secured as a safe commodity in the market.

General Motors had to experience a recall of the car models they made under Chevrolet and Pontiac. The problem does not concern the Nissan hard body but some safety issues on vehicle parts like like timing chains, safety foams and engine components. The 2007 Chevrolet Equinox and Pontiac Torrent, 2001 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra with the 8.1-liter engine, and the 2.2-liter Saturn L-Series line were affected models. 90,000 vehicles had to undergo recall so as to replace these existing car parts problems.

According to GM, Equinox and Torrent vehicles with roof air bags or sunroofs will be given more safe features like they will be adding more foam around the windshields to protect passengers against head injuries in an accident. Affected Saturn models also get a new timing chain which, according to GM, would separate during driving if not replaced. Both Silverado and Sierras also get new crankshaft position sensors.

NHTSA called the owners of these cars to go to the nearest GM dealership to have their cars recalled. The replacements of the faulty car parts are free of charge. This replacement will secure that these drivers are then safe during their drives. The recall of the GM models will begin next month and if you are one among the owners of these brands, call the GM dealership now and ask about the proper thing to do.

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