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Fallout from the Bailout: GM Recalls 500,000 More Cars, Over 16 Million in 2014

Fallout from the Bailout: GM Recalls 500,000 More Cars, Over 16 Million in 2014

Something is rotten in the state of General Motors, the company that Barack Obama bailed out. GM announced this past week that they would have to recall nearly 500,000 more cars for a variety of reasons, including:

Recalibrating the transfer case control module software: 392,459 full-size pickup trucks and SUVs in the U.S., 53,607 in Canada, plus another 20,874 sold outside the U.S. and Canada

Faulty windshield wiper module assemblies; 4,794 2013-2014 model year Chevrolet Caprice police cars and 2014 Chevrolet SS sport sedans in the U.S.

Faulty rear shock absorbers in 1,939 2014 model year Chevrolet Corvettes.

Faulty driver’s side air bag inflator: 29,019 2013-2014 model year Chevrolet Cruze sedans in the U.S. and 4,066 in Canada.

That totals 506,758 cars at risk.

But that’s a paltry number compared to the total for the year; according to the Washington Post, on May 15, GM recalled 2.7 million more cars, bringing the total number of recalled vehicles in 2014 to “11.1 million in the United States and 12.8 million worldwide.”

And CBS reported on June 16, 2014, “General Motors says it needs to change or replace the keys for about 3.4 million cars because they could cause the ignition switch to move out of position if they’re carrying too much weight.”

So what’s a paltry 500,000 when you’ve already recalled at least 16 million?

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