GM recalls 145,628 mid-sized pickups for hood latch issue

Reuters, Friday 21 Dec 2012

General Motors (GM) recalls model year 2010 to 2012 trucks after US government highway safety agency files report saying hood could open and cause crashes; only four known cases of hood latch missing, GM say

GM is recalling the model year 2010 to 2012 trucks because the hood may be missing a secondary hood latch, so if the primary latch is not engaged the hood could open and block the driver's view and increase the risk of a crash, according to documents filed with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

There are no reports of crashes or injuries related to the issue, and there are four known cases of the secondary hood latch being missing, GM said.

GM said it will notify owners and instruct them to inspect their trucks for the presence of a secondary hood latch or take the truck to a dealer for inspection. If the secondary latch is missing, a new hood will be installed, the company said.

Dealers were notified of the issue on Dec. 18 and GM expects to begin mailing letters to owners on Jan. 17, according to NHTSA.

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