GM Flunks Derek Zoolander School For Bailed Out Companies Who Can’t Build Cars Good, Recalls All New Camaros

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Another week, another massive GM recall, this time the bailed out company, which clearly is unable to build cars on the “first” attempt, announcing moments ago that it is recalling all current generation Chevvy Camaros “because a driver’s knee can bump the key FOB and cause the key to inadvertently move out of the “run” position, with a corresponding reduction or loss of power.” Supposedly, the issue, which may primarily affect drivers sitting close to the steering column (as opposed to?), was discovered by GM during internal testing following the ignition switch recall earlier this year.

Some truly divine comedy from GM:

Discovering and acting on this issue quickly is an example of the new norm for product safety at GM,” said Jeff Boyer, vice president of GM Global Safety.

One wonders how many wrongful death lawsuits are piling into the GM inbox as a result of GM “acting quickly” on what are now over 16 million recalls in 2014 alone!

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4 thoughts on “GM Flunks Derek Zoolander School For Bailed Out Companies Who Can’t Build Cars Good, Recalls All New Camaros”

  1. The key here is Records of Repair.
    American cars have the worst records of repair in the entire market place.
    In 1950, maybe that was all right. In 1950, they had no real competition on our soil besides VW.
    The new marketplace has cars from all over the planet!
    If GM is to be restored to its previous glory, things have to change. Things that GM promised to change over 20 years ago and did not do it.
    Here is what I would do if I were in a position that we have to compete with the foreign manufacturers on a level playing field.
    1. Enforce patent infringement! Many of these foreign cars are in violation of our patents.
    2. Redesign our American Cars with all the competing engineers from American Manufacturing.
    That means do away with the Sherman Anti-trust provisions that keep us from competing on a level playing field with Japan and South Korea.
    3. Change the currency exchange so it is on a level playing field with everyone else.
    4. If they will not change, then tariff the H*** out of them bringing cars here.
    5. Design the cars to work simply with older technology without EPA interference. Get off our EPA high horse and make cars work like they used to without computers, without complications, and without a lot of fancy equipment that puts the cars too high for the American Consumer.
    6. Make them simple and make them repairable in the backyard mechanic view.
    That means no more spark plugs against the firewall so you have to remove an engine to repair a spark plug. That means no more alternators and starters where you cannot reach them. These things go wrong on any car. I don’t need an expensive mechanic to fix them if I can get to them.
    7. Set up a reward system in government for the engineer that makes the most improvements in car engine quality. Go back to the rear end transmission that is built sturdy enough to last the entire life of a car including 200,000 miles of service without having a timing belt(a 700-1200 dollar job) go bad.
    I do not recommend going back to older fuel systems. But I do want the cars to last a lot longer than they do right now. I have a testament to Japanese engineering. I bought a Toyota truck in 1988. It is still running in 2014. It needs body work and a new manifold gasket. I would probably change the starter at the same time. But it is still in working order after all this time. I cannot say the same thing for American Cars.
    Before Chrysler was “improved” by Iocca, I had a Plymouth Duster slant six. It lasted me 8 years. I sold it only because it was rusting out and needed body work. More fool me. Should have fixed the body work and kept the car. I would have to redo the brakes as the hoses were going bad.
    I don’t see many K cars working that well.
    The idea has always been to make cars that break at the end of the loan. Well the foreign car people did not go along with that. Though I think the newer ones have.
    I think we need to take the American Car Manufacturers to jail. They need to go to jail for fraud. The same goes for the modern appliance industry that is producing products to fail. It is time for it all to stop cold. We need products to sell to the world that last longer than the competition.
    If it is a design problem it was deliberate and it is a form of fraud. So put them in jail for doing it.

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