Another Day, Another GM Recall

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Just after 7:30 am this morning, we reported on what we thought was one of the most important news of the day:

Sadly, 30 minutes later this tweet is no longer accurate when moments ago GM just announced its record, 30th, recall of the year.

General Motors is adding 218,000 subcompact cars to its growing list of recalled vehicles.


The new recall covers certain Chevrolet Aveo cars from the 2004 through 2008 model years. GM says the daytime running light module in the dashboard center stack can overheat, melt and cause fires.


The recall posted Wednesday on a U.S. government website is GM’s 30th this year. It brings the total number of vehicles recalled by the company since January to 13.8 million, breaking its own annual record.


Recall documents didn’t say if the problem has caused any fires or injuries. GM says it will provide a plan to fix the problem as soon as possible.


The high number of recalls is fallout from a deadly ignition switch problem that is responsible for at least 13 deaths.

This brings the total recalls for the year to 15.4 million vehicles or 72% more than GM sold in all of 2013.

At this point not even the jokes are funny so we will just leave it with the updated table of GM recalls YTD. At this rate, Microsoft will need to add more rows to its worksheet: the stock 1,048,576 won't be enough.

The good news, however, is that as GM prepares to recall double the cars it sold in 2013, all those dealer lots full of unsellable cars will promptly disappear deep in the bowels of GM factories, never to be seen again.

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Wed, 05/21/2014 - 08:38 | 4780655 BeetleBailey
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Government COCKSUCKING Motors

What a fucking JOKE

SLAP the next idiot that said he/she voted for Fuckbama....

Even though votes REALLY do not count....just the principle of the act of voting for this piece of SHIT is enough to warrant a good BITCH SLAP

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 08:45 | 4780671 J S Bach
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This is what happens when the government runs ANYTHING.  And we want them in charge of Health Care and Public Education?  They'll be recalling our children before long.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 08:46 | 4780680 onewayticket2
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So when they return to dealer lots are they counted as "sold" again?  

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 08:56 | 4780701 Say What Again
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The new management at GM is simply cleaning house.  They are using this to get rid of ANY problem, regardless of how small.


This will be BULLISH for the SP500 because its yet another excuse to print more fiat


p.s. PLEASE get rid of the anoying pop-up ads!!!!!!


P.P.S  What's up with USDJPY?

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 09:01 | 4780729 Headbanger
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Yeah ..  Sum Ting Wong with USDJPY:


And try using Ghostery with Firfox to eliminate the pop ups.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 09:09 | 4780766 max2205
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General Recall.....we want you back in the service dept so we can try to get you to buy a new car

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 11:01 | 4781257 PT
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Pardon me while I indulge my laminar stannous headwear:  Where are all the faulty parts made?

On a more probable note:  Perhaps they should have taken the second cheapest quote.  Not to worry, live and learn, markets adjust and all that ... ( What?  You don't like my use of the word, "market"? ... )        XP

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 09:44 | 4780931 SumTing Wong
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You called?

We both own Toyotas at my house. The wife has the minivan, and I have a truck. However, we did get a recall notice on the truck. Seems there is something potentially wrong with a least it won't cause the car to blow up. 

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 09:23 | 4780833 quasimodo
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Try adblock plus, it's not rocket science


Wed, 05/21/2014 - 19:38 | 4783142 StychoKiller
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Yeah, once your tit gets caught in a wringer, you wanna try to avoid ALL washing machines in the future!

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 08:57 | 4780683 onewayticket2
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"cash for clunkers" should have been called "clunkers for clunkers"


thanks barry.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 09:42 | 4780926 Cpl Hicks
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Government Motors.


Wed, 05/21/2014 - 08:48 | 4780687 Xibalba
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Who wants it? They imposed that shit as a tax law. 

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 09:28 | 4780855 ejmoosa
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This is what happens when a failing company, that was failing for a reason, is saved by taxpayers and kept in business.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 09:52 | 4780967 tempo
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real employment is housing. Trillion + in student debt will kill housing. So make crappy cars that must be recalled to keep people employed. Kids stay in school to be brain washed to be poltically correct robots who scream and while and phony injustices. The answer is always more control by the Government, schools, and media.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 10:38 | 4781173 JRobby
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They will "chip" the children. Adults will be disposed of in an orderly fashion.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 11:18 | 4781330 kchrisc
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General rule of government: "Government always accomplishes the opposite of the stated goal. Always."

This is because government is nothing more than a criminal syndicate of theft and violence. Any "goal" is nothing more than cover, a lie, for a scheme, scam or racket to benefit the pols, crats and their cronies.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 12:22 | 4781648 A Nanny Moose
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"They'll be recalling our children before long."

Campus shooters, Ritalin, SSRIs. Seems that horse has left the barn.

“If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand” - Uncle Milton.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 08:48 | 4780682 MeMadMax
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I wonder how many recalls they would ACTUALLY have if engine/transmission problems were included...



Wed, 05/21/2014 - 14:22 | 4781191 JRobby
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Engine and transmission "problems" will be repaired under warranty on our next available warranty repair appointment date only after 24.6 documented unproductive customer work hours have elapsed in efforts to resolve alleged defects and at least $750 has been spent on legal consultation. Nervouse breakdown is optional and will not be considered.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 10:03 | 4781009 drendebe10
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Gummint Motors makes noyhing i want to own or drive. 


Every thing the gummint touches turns to stool. And wait. Phoenix VA hospital quality care is coming to you soon courtesy the liar in chief's mandatory death panel care. Bureaucracy rules.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 10:51 | 4781215 JRobby
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"Stool", I am laughing! Great use of the word.  GOVT is "politely" pushing ours in for us. 

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 08:39 | 4780657 Took Red Pill
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Nice to see the bail out money went to good use

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 08:57 | 4780717 Bunga Bunga
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Right, nothing can go wrong in central planning.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 08:40 | 4780659 replaceme
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It's much more efficient than breaking a billion windows.  3 billion.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 08:41 | 4780661 Winston Churchill
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Brick up the factory doors already.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 09:05 | 4780744 thecoloredsky
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I'm picturing a factory pumping out cars bumper to bumper into a garbage dump. It's insane the times we live in.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 09:12 | 4780778 Winston Churchill
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Just turn Detroit into a giant wreckers yard.
Those Chinese are damn clever.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 09:56 | 4780977 Blano
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Clearly you haven't been there lately.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 08:41 | 4780662 Solomon the KING
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Wed, 05/21/2014 - 08:45 | 4780666 JustObserving
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Blame it on the brutal winter.  Who could have foreseen that? Won't it be simpler to recall all their cars?

In other news, Prince Charles, another freeloader, compares Putin to Hitler:

Britain’s Prince Charles caused controversy on Wednesday after he reportedly compared Russian President Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler while on a trip to Canada.

Talking about Russia and the Ukraine to a Jewish woman who fled the Nazi invasion of Poland in 1939, the Prince was reported to have said: “And now Putin is doing just about the same as Hitler”.

The comments came just two weeks before the future king is due to meet Mr. Putin and other leaders at the 70th anniversary commemorations of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 08:45 | 4780673 Winston Churchill
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The tampon speaks.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 08:53 | 4780704 Peter Pan
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Your comment is spot on but might not be understood by the majority of ZH readers. You are of course referring to the private comment of Prine Charles to Camilla while they were having an affair that he wanted to be her tampon or words to that effect.

The problem with comparing Putin to Hitler is that it leaves you with few choices with whom to compare Obama and his masters to.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 09:51 | 4780960 ParkAveFlasher
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So, "Putin" is to "Hitler" like "Prince Charles" is to "Tampon".  I like this game!

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 10:58 | 4781244 JRobby
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The emporer comes to mind but Darth Vader saves the day. I don't see that in this current script.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 08:46 | 4780679 Headbanger
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Prince who??

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 08:50 | 4780697 Xibalba
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Yeah, but he means it as a compliment. Just like grampa! 

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 10:22 | 4781099 Seize Mars
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Just observing
It makes one wonder, how do these guys keep a straight face?

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 08:45 | 4780675 101 years and c...
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luckily for GM, most of these cars are still on their lots or in their factories.  i cant believe anyone still buys these pieces of shit.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 11:08 | 4781293 JRobby
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Buyer "incentives"

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 08:46 | 4780676 buzzsaw99
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why do all these recalls involve the chance of a fiery death?

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 09:13 | 4780787 NoDebt
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They used to recall for things like trim clips that come loose or a seat adjuster that gets stuck... non-life-threatening stuff.  If they had recalls for all that stuff PLUS all the recent "firery death" recalls that would be.... pretty much all the cars GM has built since 1998.

Important year for GM:  1998.  That's when they started playing bidding wars between Delphi and Delco with the goal of building the cheapest possible electrical systems.  Also the year that electrical problems in GM cars started to go through the roof.  Conincidental, I'm sure.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 09:40 | 4780910 Clark Bent
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That sort of top-down hardball (gun to  knife-fight) is just the way Obama would make things more efficient for those dirty capitalists. Look into the "Dr.'s Fix" that Congress keeps gving us to forestall the Obamacare prescription for making healthcare more affordable, i.e. stop payin the providers of healthcare. More brilliant-ness from our Ivy League alumni.  

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 10:16 | 4781071 drendebe10
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Conveniently, the elected ruling political elite have passed a vote exempting themselves from obamascare.  And all the incumbents won in their elections yesterday. WTF?

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 10:29 | 4781132 Seize Mars
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It's rigged.
Voting is rigged.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 19:44 | 4783158 StychoKiller
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The Ignorati 'vote' for the name(s) they recognize.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 08:47 | 4780681 Sabibaby
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Anyone else think that maybe GM is doing this on purpose? It seems like GM might be trying to punish the government for punishing them on the first recall. It's like a statement for GM to say, "We too are too big to fail so leave us alone or we'll destroy the stawk market!"

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 08:48 | 4780689 Peter Pan
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We are getting to the stage where we will not be able to recall the number of recalls there have been.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 08:49 | 4780691 _ConanTheLibert...
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Is that a GM in the picture? WHAHAHAAHAAHAHA!!

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 09:42 | 4780922 Clark Bent
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Detroit is alive and Bin Laden is dead! Vote Obama 2012, just give it a little more time and the policies will kick in. 

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