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    GM Recalls 40,859 Cars For Possible Fuel Leaks

    General Motors is recalling more than 40,000 cars sold in warm-weather states because a plastic part might crack and cause a fuel leak.

    The company is recalling Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 sedans from the 2007 through 2009 model years and Chevrolet Equinox and Pontiac Torrent SUVs and Saturn Ion sedans from the 2007 model year.

    The recall affects vehicles sold or currently registered in Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada or Texas. Owners in Arkansas and Oklahoma also are included in the recall of the 2009 Cobalt and G5.

    The vehicles have plastic parts connected to the fuel pump which could crack. If the crack gets large enough, fuel could leak out of the vehicle and cause a fire.
    USA Today: GM recalls 40,859 cars for possible fuel leaks

    the taxpayers are never gonna get whole this way

    Treasury: U.S. to lose $25 billion on auto bailout | The Detroit News

    are you following delphi?

    Emails: Treasury drove cutoff of non-union Delphi pensions | The Daily Caller

    Issa threatens Geithner with subpoenas on Delphi documents | The Daily Caller

    rescues aren't meant for everyone, evidently

    non unions and taxpayers---no room in the boat

    same set of rules, anyone?

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    Re: GM Recalls 40,859 Cars For Possible Fuel Leaks

    The fuel leaks sound like the result of a design or engineering flaw. Once again the professional class can't hold up its end and tries to blame the people who carry out their instructions.

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    Re: GM Recalls 40,859 Cars For Possible Fuel Leaks

    What a shame, I grew up in Lansing MI, and today wouldn't buy a GM product if you gave one to me.
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    Re: GM Recalls 40,859 Cars For Possible Fuel Leaks

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    What a shame, I grew up in Lansing MI, and today wouldn't buy a GM product if you gave one to me.
    Of course you would not buy one if it was given to you, it would be a gift
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    Re: GM Recalls 40,859 Cars For Possible Fuel Leaks

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Of course you would not buy one if it was given to you, it would be a gift

    Oh ha....ha......ha....very good.
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    Re: GM Recalls 40,859 Cars For Possible Fuel Leaks

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    USA Today: GM recalls 40,859 cars for possible fuel leaks

    the taxpayers are never gonna get whole this way
    That really wasn't the point of the bailout.

    And car recalls are hardly new.

    There isn't a single large car company in the US that hasn't had a serious recall in the past ten years.

    But what is particularly frightening is that the government can force a recall of 2 tons of steel, glass and plastic that can go over 120 mph potentially killing dozens....but it can not force a recall of tainted food that can kill thousands.
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    Re: GM Recalls 40,859 Cars For Possible Fuel Leaks

    Quote Originally Posted by Loki97 View Post
    The fuel leaks sound like the result of a design or engineering flaw. Once again the professional class can't hold up its end and tries to blame the people who carry out their instructions.
    Someone didn't get picked for the corporate softball team.

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    Re: GM Recalls 40,859 Cars For Possible Fuel Leaks

    That really wasn't the point of the bailout
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/30/bu...utos.html?_r=0

    White House officials project that the cost to taxpayers will most likely turn out to be minimal — just as with the banks’ bailout — and it is still possible taxpayers may even see a small profit.
    did you see this:

    General Motors pushing U.S. to sell stake - MarketWatch

    "it hurts the company's reputation"

    how bout the time gm asked both candidates (LOL!) to stay away

    GM tells presidential candidates to stay away - MarketWatch

    the vp for global affairs explained---even republicans and independents buy cars

    what good is it, asks mr ewanik, if 50% of your customers go for ford simply cuzza the politics

    either way, those production costs appear exorbitantly expensive, even leaving aside plastic connections to fuel pumps

    GM losing up to $49,000 per Volt - chicagotribune.com

    by industry standards, that is, they say

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