Originally Posted by POLRCUB II
Unfortunately I don't think it's going to stop there.
GM has a few month old already restriction on the new power heated sliding rear windows in the new truck line and has followed with restrictions on the new sunroof and the telescopic tilting steering wheel in the new trucks.
Hubby has been holding off on ordering one for himself as our dealer has had a few trucks come back on tow trucks as the trucks won't start. And it's only on the trucks (so far) that have the telescopic steering wheel.
So the ignition saga continues.....
GM will be under a microscope for a while just as Toyota was for a while last year.
Many of these issues are issues that normally come up and never make the media for most companies but the press will report any and all issues and even TSB.. This is why we have had a rash of recalls before the Washington meeting to as one story said to clear the slate before testify.
Also GM will recall any and all things that could be reported. It will be a sensitive time till the Media moves on.
Then you have the public that most will care less and some will over react to this not really comprehending the true nature of many of these recalls or holds. Finally why we will have the trolls and the haters that will pounce on anything for what ever personal pleasure they find.
In the end it will pass but GM will go through what others that have been in a similar situation. It may last a little longer just due to the medias love to stir the pot post bail out.
The key is to keep this in perspective and since some have no idea or concept of what is normal for an automaker and what is not some will over reacts to some of these issues that go unreported normally. If you look at the true numbers of most of these issues they are less then a .5% of one percent of all vehicles involved.
The bottom line is it is not good but it is not the end of the world.
Just in the future look for GM to be more reactive and more proactive in dealing with these issues as they will have a new way of dealing with these issues as it has needed fixed for a long time. Like I tell our friend you need to look at the whole story to get where this is going. Right now the GM story attracts attention on the web and in the media so they will continue to cover it till the public losses interest.
I can go on Mitchells and pull up hundreds and thousands of TSB and Recalls on nearly any model. Many of the TSB'a remain unreported unless the owner brings the vehicle in with the complaint or need for modification. It is just how the industry works and with cars being more complicated anymore we see many more with this.