Last year when Toyota was dealing with the fallout from the Prius mess there were a few GM execs on Twitter who weren’t slow in taking the opportunity to lay the boot into Toyota. I guess they didn’t want to miss a golden opportunity to slag their one of their competitors and boost their own company’s products.
Perhaps now that GM is feeling some major recall pain those same execs might be hoping that people have forgotten what they said on Twitter.
Just before Christmas GM announced that it would be recalling around 96,000 Cadillac CTS vehicles built between 2005 and 2007 to fix a sensor in the front passenger seat that may stop working after repeated use. If the sensor isn’t working and the vehicle is involved in an accident the passenger-side airbag may not deploy.
But wait … there’s more … two more recalls in fact.
GM is also recalling 1262 current model truck and large SUVs to replace a component in the rear axle. If that component fails the rear axle could lock up and cause an accident. Models involved in that recall include Cadillac Escalades, Chevy Avalanche 500 and Silverado 1500 as well as GMC Sierra 1500 models.
And then there’s the recall of around 3000 GM trucks announced the week before Christmas. The trucks, built by Isuzu between 2006 and 2007 have problems with an oil pipe that could result in a loss of oil that could lead to a seized motor.
I guess the lesson for some automotive executives could be not to open your mouth too soon. No car maker builds the perfect car or truck and recalls are just a fact of life.