General Motors stopped the sale of certain 2013 Chevrolet Cruze, Equinox and Volt models as well as 2013 Buick Verano units, GMC Terrain crossovers and 2012 Cadillac SRX, XTS and ATS vehicles due to a problem with the onboard OnStar crash notification system. According to Automtotive News, the affected units would not notify emergency responders of an accident in any collision that did not actuate the vehicle's airbags. That could include rear-end impacts. GM says the software glitch won't take long to address and doesn't impact the crash notification system in accidents that involve deployed airbags. The trouble doesn't prevent the airbags from deploying, either.

All told, the stop-sale covers around 60,000 vehicles already on dealer lots. GM has already cleared some of those for sale thanks to a remote reflash sent through the OnStar system. Automotive News reports that unfortunately, the fix hasn't worked on every vehicle, and dealers are having to manually install the fix on the remainder of the impacted units. GM expects the repair to be completed by the end of September.

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        My friend wants to trade in her 1 year old Sonata because water keeps seeping into the interior and the mechanics can't fix the problem. Hyundai is Korean for god awlful motors.
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        So 22,000 2012-13 Sonatas being recalled for randomly deploying side curtain airbags probably doesn't even exist in your universe, eh?
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        GM was the first company to have such a device in their cars... before Mercedes and BMW... and when Hyundais used to come with the dashboard falling off.
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        why don't you buy a sonata...that will at least put you to sleep so that you don't have to worry about GM products...BTW "you are the weakest link...Good Bye"
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        Uh... GaM?
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      Let me begin with saying I own a 2012 Camaro 2SS/RS that I love. I love it for what it is, including some of it's faults. But, OnStar is gay as AIDS. I could go on, but I'll just leave it at that.
      Mark Moore
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      I have 2011 Traverse and after 2 months of owning it, I hit a deer. It hit is on the drivers side front end. My air bags did not deploy, but my bumper, radiator, grill, lights on that side of the car were toast, 5K+ damage to the front end. Anyway, everyone was ok, but OnStar never called me. I found it kind of funny that they didn't. So, this might be more than a bug in the vehicles they listed above. While alot of people don't like OnStar or think it is "gay as AIDS" like redjerry stated, I like it for the peace of mind. My accident was on a highway in a state park that is not often used. I had no cell phone reception where I was, so OnStar was a useful to me in that situation. With out it, I can tell you, that it would have been a lot longer for someone to notice I was in an accident. redjerry, i have a question for you, why do you feel OnStar is gay as AIDS? It's a service that you can opt out of. For you it might not be the right service, but really, is it that bad. No one is forcing you to pay for it or to keep it.
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      They load these new cars up with so much crap serves them right. Serves the customer right also when they demand that and more. How are these new vehicles going to hold up eight years from now? I work with a guy who up graded tires on his Silverado and he can`t seem to do anything about air pressure sensers not liking the new pressure levels. Dealer says he can`t turn the system off becuase its intergrated with lot of other systems. I`ll keep my current vehicle untill the doors fall off it.
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