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"You are receiving this message because you are a member of the Owner Center at My GMLink.There is a recall for your 2008 Chevrolet Malibu 1G1ZH57B08F183345 Recall campaigns are created to ensure your satisfaction and safety.
Please take a moment to review the important recall information below: 05/19/2008 Recall SERVICE UPDATE - 17"CHROME WHEEL COVER APPEARANCE - *EXPIRES W/BASE WARRANTY* "


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its basically a thing with the chrome wheel covers, some people we having problems with them peeling and bubbling up.

if you take the wheel covers off and look on the back side and they should have an emblem of a valve stem, if the valve stem is embossed, yours dont need to be changed, but if your
valve stem is flat, you need to see the dealer.
 

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it's bulletin # 08102

This bulletin provides a service procedure to inspect the four chrome wheel covers and replace them if necessary. Some of these vehicles may have chrome wheel covers that do not meet GM's specifications, resulting in a peeling, blistering, dull, or discolored surface.

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I thought recalls were for safety issues.
Malibooboo....I work in the power tool industry, and although the word recall is a bad word in the "packaged goods world" it does not have to neccessarily reflect a safety issue. It can also be based on a quality issue, tolerance issue, parts conformity issue.

It is basically used to notify customers that the original product they purchased does not conform to what the quality level of product they agreed to purchase. In Canada at least you can get in trouble for "selling" a customer one thing and it not perform or conform to what the original claim of sale is.

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Malibooboo....I work in the power tool industry, and although the word recall is a bad word in the "packaged goods world" it does not have to neccessarily reflect a safety issue. It can also be based on a quality issue, tolerance issue, parts conformity issue.

It is basically used to notify customers that the original product they purchased does not conform to what the quality level of product they agreed to purchase. In Canada at least you can get in trouble for "selling" a customer one thing and it not perform or conform to what the original claim of sale is.

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Yes, it's just that 99% of all the recalls I can remember in the auto industry are for problems that can lead to safety issues. I remember one silly recall on my GP was for the center console armrest that didn't close and click shut well enough, so that they were afraid during an accident it could pop open and things would fly around the car and injure someone. :rolleyes:
 

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Malibooboo...

Better to be safe than sorry I guess? LOL....The silly things some people worry about. God for bid a pen comes out of your arm rest and stabs you in the eye during an accident.

Just kidding...seemed a little funny that's all.
 

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Recalls can be issued for whatever the automaker thinks needs to be fixed.
Unlike toyota and honda, we actually have the balls to call it a recall and not a "service campaign" or some BS like that.
 

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Toyota quietly issues Buy backs or extends the warranty to hide there issues. Like the Tacoma Buy back program or the Oil Sludge issues.
 

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A safety recall never expires, regardless of time or miles. A customer satisfaction recall has some limitations, as this one appears to.

Chevrolet wants folks happy with their vehicles. Good move on GM's part to address this issue. The Mally is important to GM. It appears Malibu customers have established a rep for keeping their cars looking nice. Sounds as if GM is making that easier.
 

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Oh how familiar I am with Toyota's "wording" having delt with the oil sludge problem on a Highlander I once owned! Wording is key and it does affect perception.
 
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