A class action lawsuit has now been filed against GM for all the AFM engine lifter failures.
I'm not a lawyer, and I don't know how these things work. But hopefully some recalls result from this. I doubt GM will be able to fix the problem, but hopefully owners at least get replacement camshafts and lifters at GM's expense.
To anyone who owns a Nissan Rogue or somehow doesn't know about Nissan CVT issues:
"A Nissan Rogue lawsuit alleges transmission problems make driving the SUVs too dangerous. Issues with the Rogue continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) allegedly include lurching, jerking, delayed acceleration and "clunk" sounds.
A link to technical service bulletins can be found in the given link. The case alleges that Nissan new about transmission issues with the Nissan Rogue since 2013, but hid it with constant bulletins to delay complaints.
Scotty have you heard about the lawsuit against GM filed on 20-Dec-2021? It has to do with lifter failures and the specs and materials used. You are always saying how the quality keeps going down and the cost of vehicles keeps going up. These auto makers keep looking for cheaper and cheaper ways to built them to increase their margins but the quality suffers so much and the end user usually pays for it all. Just wanted to let you know that at least some pressure is being put back on them, the auto makers that is. Wondering if you were going to do a video on it.>
They'll probably find some sucker to buy it. What was the rip off price?
Here we go again. Another Hyundai Motor Group recall, this time recalling 215,000 Hyundai Sonatas for fuel line fire hazard:
"Hyundai and Kia knew even before the vehicles were sold that the engines may suddenly stall, fail or catch fire even when no collisions have occurred."
The cars added are the following:
- 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe
- 2011-2013, 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
- 2015-2016 Hyundai Veloster
- 2012-2015 Kia Forte
- 2012-2015 Kia Forte Koup
- 2011-2013 Kia Optima Hybrid
- 2012-2013 Kia Sorento
- 2014-2015 Kia Soul
- 2012 Kia Sportage
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We'll see if it's more reliable than the Mazda engines. Seems like they took the Wankel rotary engine, and added even more moving, sealing surfaces.
Interesting! It seems Nissan had only one issue in some models, the rest of the car and other models are top notch without a single issue.
Pretty interesting stories there...
Mercedes "Market Adjustment"
Porsche taking technology to new heights of ridiculousness.
This gives me a great new product idea: smart doorknobs.
To open the door to your bathroom or whatever, you launch a smartphone app and turn the knob on the screen.
What do you guys think
2014 Lifan 320 (Chinese Mini Cooper knockoff) split in two:
- crash tested by Latin NCAP and given a score of zero stars.
- No air bags
Great Wall Steed 5 Crash Test - Zero stars for Chinese pickup
The zero rated Great Wall Steed 5 demonstrates a high probability of life threatening injury
As of sometime last week all GM 5.3s and 6.2s are to have the lifters replaced on delivery to the dealer. These are vehicles that haven't even been sold yet.
Well, here we go again with GM. The latest class action lawsuit brought against GM for valve lifter issues in their small-block V8s.
What are the issues?
- the valvetrain including the active fuel management (AFM) and dynamic fuel management (DFM) lifters are made up of sub-standard materials that can cause them to fail prematurely.
- the lifters are installed in an incorrect position in the lifter guide and do not always conform to design specifications.
- more frequent valvetrain maintenance, including “more frequent oil changes, engine flushing and cleaning and/or replacing the valve lifter oil manifold and its filter at regular intervals.”
- repairs made with the same defective parts (so potential for repeat failure)
Which vehicles/engines are impacted?
- vehicles equipped with either the EcoTec3 GM 5.3L or 6.2L V8 engines, or the older 6.0L Vortec V8.
- vehicles equipped with the performance-oriented 6.2L LT1 V8 engine in the sixth-generation Camaro and C7 Corvette Stingray, along with the supercharged 6.2L LT4 V8 in the 2016 to 2019 model year Cadillac CTS-V.
Lawsuits seem to go nowhere with GM.
"OH that was the OLD GM. We are the NEW GM." Its how they sidestep those issues every time as you can't sue old GM as they are defunct and have no money.
Back when I was working for them and issues were raised about the AFM system, I remember clearly being told, "That's why we have lawyers." So that tells you how much they care.
Here’s one for the (Lexus) books. One of the most expensive used Lexus to exchange hands recently sold for $1,137,968: this particular example was a Lexus LFA (less than 500 ever made), 2-owner with 12,000 miles, but what made this one special was it had the ultra rare Nürburgring Package (less than 64 built).
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Scotty gonna love it also warning for all the future buyers for Mercedes
Pelosi is considering this person, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), for the position of chairwoman of the Transportation Committee.
VW Jetta VS. Toyota Corolla head-on collision crash test -
Do crashworthiness test results translate into real world performance?
This test shows us how safety tests don't really tell us much about crash safety in the real world. Both of these cars have the EXACT same safety rating (95% on the EuroNCAP) but their real world performance turns out to be quite different (both weigh the same).
Toyota launches new miniature TINY suv thingy - the AyGo X.
It is 3 FEET SHORTER than a COROLLA.
It also has half the power (70bhp), although it weights the same (about a ton)
Powered by a 1.0L 3 cylinder mated to a cvt without a launch gear.
Rumoured to cost 15k pounds in the UK ($20k usd) over twice the price of a Dacia Sandero.
Adjustable head rests are not included. The rear sides of the the rear seats are painted metal, the doors have exposed metal, the rear windows don't lower, the rear bench looks like it's just a piece of foam without any rear contours, ...
Quite honestly, the only thing wrong with it is the price, it costs as much as a regular car like the Fiesta. But that being said - Toyota's pricing is generally meh IMO. the Corolla costs the same as an i20N T-GDI hot hatch.
I would be surprised if I ever heard a dealership doing the right thing.