Joint manufacturing ventures allow both automakers to share resources and platforms, but unfortunately, it also means they share problems. Such is the case with GM
, whose NUMMI plant in Fremont, California, put out 540,000 Toyota Matrixes
and 123,00 Pontiac Vibes
with faulty bolts that hold in the glass on the two front doors. The 660,000 2003-2004 vehicles equipped with power windows are being recalled
after 500 complaints, 36 claimed injuries and one crash (?!) were reported. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
is calling for both automakers to recall the affected vehicles and replace the faulty bolts at no charge.
[Source: Automotive News
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