Sunday, May 28, 2006

General Motors Recalls Corvettes

General Motors Corp. (GM) is recalling over 30,000 Corvettes after reports from drivers that the roof of the car came off. There have been 21 reports so far about the $45,000 sports car, but no reported accidents or injuries as of yet. Owners of 2005 models were asked to bring their cars into dealerships last year (05), and a formal recall was issued by GM (27MAY05) May 27th after reports that roofs were also detaching from the 2006 models. Washington-based consumer group Public Citizen president Joan Claybrook says, "It's a good thing that GM is doing this recall finally, because no roof is worse than a weak roof. The roof endangers other highway users as it flies off."

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Volkswagon Recalls Beetles and Jettas

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car company Volkswagon is recalling 362,000 New Beetles and Jettas after discovering brake-light failures. It appears that a brake light switch may not have been properly installed during previous recalls in 2003 and 2004, resulting in lights not working or staying on continuously. No accidents or injuries have been reported. 1999 through 2002 Jettas and 1998 through 2002 New Beetles are covered by the recall.