DETROIT — General Motors is issuing six more recalls covering a total of almost 718,000 vehicles in the U.S.
The latest recalls bring the total for GM so far this year to 60, affecting a record 29.7 million cars and trucks. GM already has passed the 22 million vehicles recalled by all automakers last year.
The biggest recall announced Wednesday was for just over 414,000 cars and small SUVs for faulty seats. Other problems include incomplete welds on seat brackets, turn signal failures, power steering failures, loose suspension bolts and faulty roof rack bolts.
According to GM, the recalls cover:
414,333 2011-2012 model year Chevrolet Camaro; 2010-2012 model year Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain; 2011-2012 Buick Regal and LaCrosse; and 2010-2012 Cadillac SRX models in the U.S. equipped with power height adjustable driver or front passenger seat structures. In these vehicles, the bolt that secures the height adjuster actuator may become loose or fall out. If the bolt falls out, the seat
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This may sound like somewhat of a cliché around here– probably because we love to feature weird, rare cars– but this is something you definitively don’t see everyday.
Yes folks, you’re looking at a bona fide drag car, more specifically the fastest NHRA Super Stocker ever built. Yeeah.
Built and tuned by legendary engine builder Kenny Duttweiler, this insane 1987 Buick Regal uses a twin-turbo 209ci V6 to produce a monumental 1,292 hp and 872 lb-ft of torque– that’s twice the horsepower of a new Z06 under your right foot. Holy *insert expletive* is right.
The listing also claims it’s the only Super Stocker ever to run in the 7’s, having performed an NHRA certified 7.98 at 167.4 MPH on May 1, 2003. And that’s not even the NHRA record, which it also holds.
The record pass was set on May 17, 2004, with a staggering 7.81 second run
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The iconic V8 Supercars Holden Sandman has a new graphics scheme for this month, as men’s cancer awareness charity, Blue September, takes over the vehicle, according to GoAuto.
Blue September is a charity to raise awareness for testicular cancer, a front often overlooked. V8 Supercars has decided to make the message loud and clear with the Sandman’s 637 hp V8, allowing the one-off Commodore to rocket from 0-60 mph in 3 seconds.
The campaign has a goal to raise $400,000 AUD to fund early diagnosis equipment for the Australian Prostate Cancer Research and Australian Cancer Research Foundation.
V8 Supercar builder, Triple Eight, and automotive retailer Autobarn will kicked off the month with the car’s unveiling at Autobarn Logan City in Queensland where Blue September campaign director Mike Chapman explained “the importance of educating young Aussie men about the early signs of testicular cancer, whilst breaking down current stigmas around men
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It’s unlikely you’ll be able to own your own C7.R any time soon, so why not go back in time with a storied SCCA racer?
eBay has listed this 1969 C3 Corvette GT-1 for auction after it received the attention it needs in restoration and a fresh 350 cubic-inch small block V8. Paired to the small-block V8 is a Muncie M22 transmission for shifting duties and other racing bits to create a true race experience.
Along with the sale come vintage photos of the 1969 C3 Corvette GT-1 and a logbook with tech stamps.
The seller lists the buy it now price at $69,000, which seems reasonable for the amount of fun the future owner will have whipping this turn-key racer about.
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