(ABC News)–General Motors is recalling more than 145,000 pickup trucks because the
hoods can fly open unexpectedly and block the driver's vision.
The recall affects Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize trucks from
the 2010 through 2012 model years. Most of the trucks were sold in
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says some of the
trucks may not have a secondary hood latch. If the main latch isn't
fastened, the hoods can open while the trucks are in motion.
GM said Thursday that it doesn't know of any crashes or injuries caused
by the problem. The automaker traced the problem to a parts supplier
after getting four reports of trucks with missing secondary latches.
Owners will have the option of checking the hoods for the secondary
latch or taking it to a dealer. If there's no secondary latch, GM will
replace the hoods free of charge.
The recall includes 118,800 trucks in the U.S., 15,264 in Canada, 7,492
in Mexico and just over 4,000 in other countries, GM said in a
statement. Owners are expected to get recall notices in the mail
starting next month.
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