According to a recent article in MSNBC, http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6947046/, GM is recalling over 155,000 trucks, SUV's, and vans. This recall is due from a pressure accumulator in the braking system that could crack during normal driving and fragments could injure people if the hood was open. The crack also could allow hydraulic fluid to leak, which could make it harder to brake or steer and could cause a crash.
Would something like this not cause a decrease in the demand of those certain GM vehicles, especially when a few of them are very high dollar vehicles, for example, the Hummer H2, Avalanche, Silverado, and Suburban? This type of recall has to trigger some kind of actions in consumers as to whether they will buy GM vehicles in the future. I know this doesn't compare to the firestone tire recalls that devastated their company in the past, but I feel that it does have a significant impact on us as consumers as to what we think of buying for our next vehicle. If those people that buy the higher class SUV vehicles change their preferences on vehicles, that could have a pretty big impact on GM's sales and profits.
What do you think? Would you change your loyalty to GM because of instances like this, or would you still buy from them?