GM Issues Another Round of Various Recalls – Car Pro News

19 Aug

Vehicles Affected: More than 124,000 GM vehicles, including model-year 2013-14 Buick Encore crossovers and Cadillac ATS cars; 2014 Cadillac CTS and ELR cars; 2014 Chevrolet Caprice and SS cars; and 2014-15 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks.
The Problem: Due to an incomplete weld on the seat hook bracket assembly, the front seats in the affected vehicles may not stay secured in place during a high-load condition such as a crash, increasing the risk of an injury. We first reported on this issue on July 23.
The Fix: GM will begin notifying owners late this month, and dealers will inspect the seat hook bracket assembly weld and, if necessary, replace the lower seat track for free.… Read more

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Toyota Tundra Recall – Car Pro News

Vehicles Affected: More than 16,200 model-year 2013-14 Toyota Tundra pickup trucks modified by Gulf States Toyota Inc. as part of certain vehicle packages to be equipped with a combination of non-Toyota-brand 20-inch alloy wheels and chrome-plated lug nuts.
The Problem: The coating on the lug nuts may give, causing the lug nuts to loosen or the wheel studs to fracture, which may cause the wheel to separate from the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
The Fix: GST will begin notifying owners this month, and dealers will replace 20 lug nuts and torque them to specification for free.
What Owners Should Do: Owners can call GST at 800-444-1074, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov for more info.… Read more

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Pope Chooses Kia Soul – Car Pro News

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Pope Francis is currently in South Korea for a five-day goodwill visit, and already he’s winning points with the locals for his choice of vehicle, a black Kia Soul After his arrival, the pontiff was shown on live television leaving the airport riding in the back seat of the affordable compact.
Instead of enclosing himself in a bulletproof Popemobile, Francis opened the rear window and waved to bystanders as his Soul traveled through Seoul. This moved surprised and pleased many South Korean citizens, who took to Twitter to praise the head of the Catholic Church. One user praised Pope Francis’ commitment to a non-armored vehicle, saying that it showed His Holiness’s faith in the South Korean people.… Read more

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