Here Are The 28.5 Million Cars Recalled By GM In The First Half Of 2014

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One could say things about what is now without doubt the biggest company joke in the history of the US - maybe global - automotive sector, putting even East Germany's infamous Trabant to shame.

Things like following the just announced latest recall of another 7.6 million cars across models from 1997 to 2014, and another 800K+ cars thrown in just because, GM has recalled more cars in the first 6 months of 2014 than it has sold in all of 2011, 2012 and 2013. Which incidentally would be true as the chart below shows.

Things like it took GM over a decade to that these latest recalls affecting cars made in the 20th century resulted in "seven crashes, eight injuries and three fatalities."

Things like GM expecting "to take a charge of up to approximately $1.2 billion in the second quarter for the cost of recall-related repairs announced in the quarter. This amount includes a previously disclosed $700 million charge for recalls already announced during the quarter." Of course, it goes without saying that this now weekly, forget monthly, charge is clearly non-recurring, and one-time, and those 160 hedge funds who are long GM stock are praying isn't allowed to enter Non-GAAP EPS as suddenly they will be left holding a stock that has far less value.

Things like why on earth is anyone still buying the absolute garbage this company still makes, when even it now has admitted it will risk customer lives on a grand scale if it allows it to save some shareholder value.

Things like it may get nastier for GM now that moments ago, finally and long overdue, the Orange County DA filed a civil lawsuit against GM for "intentionally concealing defects" and putting human lives at risk in order to boost profits.

Things like we can't wait for how many million cars GM recalls next week.

We won't say any of those things. Instead we will merely show a table laying out all the 28,470,653 cars GM has recalled in the first half of 2014: a run rate which at this rate will mean GM may recall more cars by the end of 2014 than it has made since emerging from bankruptcy!

Here it is:

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Mon, 06/30/2014 - 15:25 | 4910871 Soul Glow
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Mon, 06/30/2014 - 15:27 | 4910882 Oracle 911
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<Bailout tomorrow.

<Bailout day after tomorrow.


BTW you worded my 1st thought.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 15:30 | 4910895 The Phu
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I can't wait to bail out this shitshow one more time!!!

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 15:32 | 4910912 knukles
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Sure shows how good them Volts is.  Narry a recall.
Stop and think twice, folks.
It's built on a Cruise platform.... etc....

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 15:43 | 4910957 Hippocratic Oaf
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paging dcFusor.....................

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 16:05 | 4911078 StacksOnStacks
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Mon, 06/30/2014 - 16:37 | 4911209 Pladizow
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American Exceptionalism on Wheels - USA, USA, USA!

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 20:26 | 4912182 PrecipiceWatching
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Ignorant, vacuous comment.

The GM shitshow is the antithesis of American exceptionalisim, resembling instead the productive failures of non-market driven Eurotrash Socialism.


But you couldn't wait to wet yourself over yet another opportunity to slam the United States.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 16:44 | 4911234 mkkby
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Remember Ralph Nader?  He was warning everyone about GM cars back in the 60s.  They were hiding dangerous safety defects way back then.

But nobody wanted to listen.  The MSM said he was crazy, so all the stupid sheeple laughed and laughed.  Nothing's changed.  People have been warned a million times about buying GM products.  Hard to feel sorry for them when they'd rather watch TV and tune out real info.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 17:29 | 4911386 Colonel Klink
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What's the difference between GM and Lois Learner.  Lois can't recall anything, GM recalls everything.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 17:55 | 4911422 Lore
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Remember how Congress raked the President of Toyota over the coals in 2010 over what turned out to be a bullshit smear operation? 




Which one of these can we expect to take the stand and weep on camera? 


Mon, 06/30/2014 - 20:18 | 4912139 Dexter Morgan
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Warren Zevon--My Shit's Fucked Up

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 15:36 | 4910926 wee-weed up
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Gummint Motors...

Says it all.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 15:40 | 4910948 DoChenRollingBearing
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Mighty Hyundai will be a factor, even in the US vs. GM.  Mark my words.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 15:46 | 4910971 666
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The fact that a Ford Pinto is a better car than GM's entire lineup says a lot...


Mon, 06/30/2014 - 16:05 | 4911079 cowdiddly
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Gm the company that brought to you The Chevy Vega. the Metro, The Volt, the notorious Cadillac Northstar engine  with fine threads on the headbolts that strip out if it ever gets hot rendering the entire engine worthless on a luxury line no less that mechanics will not even touch.on and on.

The most Bureaucratic Layered company in the history of carmaking and they want me to believe only one engineer knew about the ignition. OTAY>


Mon, 06/30/2014 - 20:30 | 4912200 Falling Down
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Extended faily members continue to buy their garbage.

My mom (fixed income, and a low one at that) forks over hard-earned cash every 4 or 5 years for shitboxes from GM. Latest is an '11 Malibu. Has to be one of the worst pieces of shits on the road.

I'm 5'8", and every time I have to move it i feel claustrophobic in it. Worse, I hit my head evry time I get into and out of it.

Let the company die, already.



Mon, 06/30/2014 - 16:02 | 4911056 lasvegaspersona
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I've had 2 of the Korean cars and my 2011 Sonata was as nice as my 2006 Mercedes CL65 AMG (though certainly not as fast). My current 2013 Santa Fe is a great, trouble free smaller SUV. They could truly be a car for the future if they install bullet proofing and anti kidnapping features. My guess is that the USA is about to see the kind of thing that works for 'entrepeneurs' in so many other countries with currency 'issues'.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 16:17 | 4911135 DoChenRollingBearing
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The Sonata is a nice car.  They even have a hybrid out.

+ 1 for bullet-proof cars.  You're probably right.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 16:36 | 4911208 RockyRacoon
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I have a Sonata and a Tucson -- both excellent and trouble-free.  Glad Hyundai decided to finally get into the car business.  Plan to keep 'em until they just plain quit.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 19:19 | 4911894 SmackDaddy
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I went from driving an '07 Infiniti G35 (my pick) to fully loaded '13 Kia Sorento (wife's turn to pick).  

The G was a very fun daily driver, so I really wanted the small Infiniti SUV at first.  But they wanted $15k more for pretty much the same thing as the Kia.  Very pleased with the Kia....

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 23:27 | 4912750 sleepingbeauty
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Kia's minivan (Sedona) wasn't a very good vehicle. Costly repairs and the thing never got warm in the winter. If it was really cold outside I couldn't drive long distances because the windshield would freeze even on maximum heat (Granted I live in a really cold place) but I bought the Nissan minivan after the Sedona died a horrible death and was pleased.

Wouldn't touch the GM minivan, every time I see one it is rusted out.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 15:50 | 4910997 PiratePiggy
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How many lives would have been saved if the Democrats had not bailed out their union dues paying campaign contributors?


Remember, the "surplus" contributions not spent on the election is kept by the politician.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 15:43 | 4910962 Zirpedge
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A recall is an opportunity and job creator. Think of all the rental cars and mechanics needed to repair these recalls. Bullish is right, there will will also be a nice write off at year end for the tax advisers over at GM. 

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 15:55 | 4911023 Soul Glow
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Broken Window fallacy.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 17:59 | 4911530 Stuck on Zero
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Hey Zirp.  You are right.  The big auto companies issue a lot of recalls only to drive customers back in to the dealerships.  Once there the dealer offers a free 50 point inspection and voila ...  hundreds of dollars of unneeded repairs.


Mon, 06/30/2014 - 18:15 | 4911616 Larry Dallas
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Cash For Clunkers Part II (or III? IV?)


Mon, 06/30/2014 - 15:26 | 4910875 Racer
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That's what you get when you give money to a rubbish company and reward it for bad behaviour... you get more of the same and to a much greater degree

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 15:26 | 4910876 ifishivote
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Americans are truly idiots.. how in the fuck can you go and actually purchase one of these piece of shit cars. Madoff is in prison for stealing but yet no one will do any time at GM even thou people ended up dying due to their negligence.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 15:28 | 4910884 i_call_you_my_base
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"how in the fuck can you go and actually purchase one of these piece of shit cars."

No one else offers you financing?

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 15:32 | 4910913 ParkAveFlasher
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There's never been a better time to buy, JIMHFO

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 16:09 | 4911091 cowdiddly
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"The Heartbeat of America" ^--^--^--^-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 16:23 | 4911144 Emergency Ward
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...see the USA in your Chevrolet!

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 16:19 | 4911138 Emergency Ward
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Zero down, zero interest for 84 months, $12K instant cash rebate.  How can you NOT buy?

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 16:09 | 4911097 The_Ungrateful_Yid
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There's ALOT of brand loyal gm fanatics out there. Fucking peices of shit could be on fire and still will have buyers.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 16:18 | 4911142 Greenskeeper_Carl
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That's true. They did used to make good cars. It's hard to break older people of some habits. My parents had a 2000 suburban, 285k on it, still kept it to haul dirty things rather than use the new one. Never had hardly any problems with it, original drivetrain, been a great truck. They just bought a brand new LTZ Tahoe, fully loaded. Usually run close to 60k brand new. They got a lot knocked off that price(total mind blower) back in October before they bought it. Already had to take it back cuz the stupid automatic tailgate lift replaced cuz it wouldn't work, seized up, and you couldn't even open it manually. So fucking stupid, who the hell even needs that anyway? But thy love that truck, and it sure is pretty. I still have my 04 z71 Tahoe, been paid off for years, great truck, and I driving it until it falls apart, but neither me or my wife will ever buy another GM vehicle. They have lost me as a customer for life. My parents, like millions of other Americans, are still hung up on the GM that used to exist a decade or two ago.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 17:23 | 4911329 Lore
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I have similar experiences regularly with my boss and co-workers who bum rides from me to pick up their crappers from repair shops. Jeep, Chrysler, GM, Ford, it doesn't seem to matter: all American carmakers seem infected. Funny thing is, they know my car is reliable, they keep bumming rides from me, and it doesn't occur to them that maybe, just maybe, they should branch out from their lemons. Old habits die HARD!

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 08:49 | 4913354 fallout11
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Funny thing is, as a GM purchaser from a couple of decades ago.....they were pieces of sh** then too. Owned several absolute dogs from the late 1970's through late 1980's, horrible vehicles that leaked, rattled, groaned, squeaked, and frequently left me stranded on the side of the road with expensive repairs. "On A Clear Day You Can See General Motors" (by former Chevy president John DeLorean) and "Roger And Me" pretty well covered that period's dogs, such as the "6000 SUX" lampooned in the original Robocop film (meant to be a Pontiac 6000).
They lost me and my family as customers forever 20+ years ago, I'd never again touch anything GM makes. Seems they have learned nothing since Ralph Nader was writing books.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 19:39 | 4912012 GubbermintWorker
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Fuck you. I'm an American and haven't bought a GM product since my 1966 Chevelle. It was a sweet car!

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 15:37 | 4910877 JustObserving
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Luckily everyone responsible for the recalls has been fired. No more recalls ever at GM.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 15:28 | 4910885 Bemused Observer
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They're just working backwards on the list of every vehicle GM ever made. Six months from now, they'll be issuing the recall notices for all LaSalles.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 15:31 | 4910907 Rainman
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Somehow I think cheap shit parts bought in China had something to do with this.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 16:07 | 4911084 The Most Intere...
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China?  Obama's little girls are stamping out parts in the basement of the White House.  I was wondering why I never saw them....

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 17:26 | 4911371 Lore
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Actually, there is a lot of overlap between carmakers with respect to sourcing and manufacturing parts. The problem seems to be more a matter of design specifications and quality control than choice of plant. 

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 15:38 | 4910937 mastersnark
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They should have had a V8.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 15:39 | 4910943 adr
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Obamavoter don't care bout no recall. Obamavoter done gets a car fo 129 months six percent interest, pay like fittynine bucks a month.

Ain't nobody else gonna give cars away like thats. Plus if the Cruze breaks, gonna call Al and he gonna gets us all free cars. Call his buddy Obama and gets us free cars. GM don't want to piss of Oprah neither.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 17:55 | 4911375 Lore
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Mon, 06/30/2014 - 15:44 | 4910963 armageddon addahere
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So they made 9 million defective cars a year  and a total of 7 of them crashed?

7 crashed cars out of 28,500,000 made, am I reading that right?

PS I agree GM cars are crap, I gave up on them in 1980. But let's not lose our heads.

At that rate of going you are more likely to be struck by lightning or win the lottery than be killed by your GM car.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 16:08 | 4911089 Davos
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Thats their next advertising slogan right there

"You got more chance of winning the lottery than dying in one of our cars"

GM - drive the american dream, crash the american nightmare

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 16:12 | 4911112 Peter Pan
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It is easy to make that statement when you have stopped driving their cars. In any case a defective car is a defective car.

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