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GM Recalls Nearly 800k Vehicles Due To Brake Failure, Battery Cable Glue.

Recently, General Motors announced that it will be recalling quite the collection of vehicles. This recall is massive.

814,000 pickups and cars have been deemed to need attention due to an issue with brake controls and battery cables. The issue with the battery cable is a matter of too much glue. This is said to prevent electrical flow or potentially even start a fire. In a less serious but still dangerous side effect, it could cause the affected vehicles to stall out.

As far as the issue with the brakes, reportedly, systems have been going offline. Both the electronic stability control and antilock brake systems could go offline due to a software issue. This will be fixed by a simple reprogramming.

Detroit’s NBC Affiliate reported, “The first recall [brake failure] covers nearly 464,000 Cadillac CT6 sedans and Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 pickup trucks from 2019.”

“The second recall [battery cables] covers over 350,000 2019 and 2020 Silverado and Sierra 1500 pickups.”

When it comes to the words that automakers pretty much never want to hear or say, I would think that “recall” would be up near the top of the list. There’s nothing that deflates a bottom line more than repairing cars that have already been sold. In turn, they end up getting absolutely no return on the money spent. In addition, these recalls could cause an impact to the brand. One never knows how the public is going to respond when learning about shortcomings in production.

In a game where competition is high, you have to be on your game. It can be a challenge when it comes to designing a product that people are going to want to buy repeatedly. One of the main components there is that it isn’t going to come back through your doors at the end of the day for you to start wrenching on again.


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