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What does the term “Convertible Conversion“ mean to you? Is it used when an enterprise turns a hardtop automobile into a fully functioning soft-top automobile, that still passes as a weather-proof transport device, or is it simply a vehicle that once had a hardtop, and now it doesn’t. I have already outlined the former, now is time for the latter in the form of this GMC Suburban that calls Texas its home.
It’s a cold, cold world. Especially in the world of major automotive industry recalls. It appears thatÂ GM will have a massive recall for its brand-spankin’-new-selling-like-hotcakes 2010 Chevy Equinox and 2010 GMC Terrain CUVs vehicles (59,031 in all). The news was originally posted on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This time, it’s due to faulty HVAC systems. It may sound silly that an imperfect air-conditioning and heating system would warrant a recall, but do not be so foolish. The HVAC system design is a major sub-discipline of mechanical engineering, based on the principles of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. In this particular case, the official statement reads- “failing to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 103, â€œwindshield defrosting and defogging systems and with federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 101, controls and displaysâ€. The software in the center instrument panel can cause the heating, air conditioning, defrost, and radio controls, as well as the panel illumination to become inoperative.â€ Continue reading “How a Faulty Defroster Forced 59,000 Recalls of the 2010 Chevy Equinox and 2010 GMC Terrain” »