DETROIT — General Motors Co. is recalling more than 4,000 of its 2012
Chevrolet Sonic subcompact cars to check for missing brake pads.
Some Sonics could be missing an inner or outer brake pad, which could
increase stopping distance. GM said there are no known crashes or
injuries related to the issue.
The recall involves 4,296 of GM's 2012 Sonics sold in the U.S.
Affected models are from the Orion Township, Mich., assembly plant,
which makes Sonics for the U.S. and Canadian markets.
Dealers will inspect front brakes on Sonics for missing inner or outer
pads and install new pads, if necessary. Customers affected by the
recall will receive dealer letters beginning Jan. 14.
Interestingly enough those kinds of things become obsolete when there are
generators in every wheel and braking will generate energy.
In general a lot of things will change and become obsolete.
In general then general motors is becoming obsolete.
On 31/12/2011 7:54 AM, email@example.com wrote:
True. On a real electric car that is well designed the brakes would be
the motor first as a generator then using power. Applying physical
brakes only when the car is off and at rest.
We used to use these DC servo motors some 20 years ago on CNC equipment,
they could move tons and were no bigger than a cake pan. Put one on
each tire and no transmission, just a computer control and less to go
wrong and 4 wheel drive. I see electric cars doing this in the longer term.
But GM idiots still have gear boxes for brains.
No mater how liberally you try to ignore rationality and reality,
reality always wins in the end.
This news link was a bit lame, Ed... not your fault, certainly.
But were the pads never installed, or did they just belch out
the friction material and leave the backing in contact with the
More crap from GM.
LB-FT of torque at 3800RPMs. I found it to have explosive performance and
still gets 40 MPG. You can also get a 1.4 liter ECOTech Turbo Charged
" It has a very short turning radius [34.5 Ft. turn diameter], the
electric steering gives a sporty feel at highway speeds and is very nimble
in parking lots and other tight places. All this adds to the astounding
" The "Inferno Orange" color and the hatch back styling with the wide
track stance, is bold and sporty."
" Interior is very well laid out with all controls within easy reach and
the interment layout is visually stunning and well laid out. The light blue
digital display is also a plus."
" The most impressive thing about the Sonic is the base price of $14,995
yet still getting into a nicely loaded one for under $18,000"
"Come and see a new 2012 SONIC today."
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