GM recalling 145,000 pickups for hood glitch
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DETROIT — General Motors is recalling more than 145,000 pickup trucks because the hoods can fly open unexpectedly and block the driver’s vision.
The recall affects Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize trucks from the 2010 through 2012 model years. Most of the trucks were sold in North America.
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says some of the trucks may not have a secondary hood latch. If the main latch isn’t fastened, the hoods can open while the trucks are in motion. GM said it doesn’t know of any crashes or injuries caused by the problem. If there’s no secondary latch, GM will replace the hoods free of charge.