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Man buys brand new Traverse; has to get it repaired 50 times!

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Man buys brand new Traverse; has to get it repaired 50 times!

How can a brand new vehicle have so many problems? This story makes me want to never buy another vehicle again, because you don't know how many problems you are going to end up with. Also no sour lemon law here.
A Toronto man is regretting his decision to buy a new GM truck, and the reason? A series of recurring problems that’s meant more than 50 trips to the dealership over a period of just over a year. Sean O’Shea reports.
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Don't buy American. Simple as that.
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Swerny wrote: Because GM
But the corvette is a good car isn't it?
Lets Go Blue Jays!!!
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cheapmeister wrote: How can a brand new vehicle have so many problems? This story makes me want to never buy another vehicle again, because you don't know how many problems you are going to end up with. Also no sour lemon law here.

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That's why the Americans have lemon laws. Heck all of the 1st world has some form of consumer protections with cars, Canada has been utterly abysmal on this front. Both the provinces and the federal governments have failed massively even when the media brings up the terrible consumer protections. I personally prefer EU consumer protections, but if Canada wants a similar country in size and scale, Australia's consumer protection laws are superior to ours and from what I know of that one, the guy in the video I think could've been offered a full refund. Alas, I have no hope for that...because that would actually mean doing something.

As for new cars crapping out early, I remember the Daimler Chrysler days and the old GM days, I was driving particularly Daimler Chrysler vehicles for repair every single week. Truthfully compared to 10 years back, cars in general even from the worst brands on reliability have gotten more reliable at least in the short term. Where the issues with reliability are likely going to come from in today's cars is the high complexity of them today. The whole safety suite adds a lot of complexity to today's cars that even ones from 5 years back didn't have to deal with. The increased use of computers in modern cars can lead to constant minor issues especially now when even the car's touchscreen can interface with a lot of the car's actual systems rather than it just being a stereo.
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News story says "Truck" No truck to be found just a POS lifted car.

Owner bought a GM, should have known this when he signed those papers that he'd be buying a POS.
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Begged my mom not to buy the GMC equivalent of this. She did nonetheless. Its had 30+ hours of dealer warranty work performed on it so far in the past year.
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Probably would have been nice to have a listing of all the customer complaints and the repairs made by the dealership as some people can be overly nit picky. Although from the news story it seems the issues were legit and with some being safety issues.
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You would't know this browsing RFD being told the Korean cars are inferior to American cars. I think not. American car quality is terrible.
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Think of the Childre…
Buy China made cars!

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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Happens when you're more busy striking than doing work. That's GM for you.
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GM has been making I.C.E. cars for 111 years already. Still can't get it right. Oh boy.
However, 20 years ago I had winter beater, 1982 2.8 V6 Century, and it was amazing car.
Rusted, but started every winter with zero problems, I got it for $600, drove it for 60,000 km, with no issues whatsoever, and still got $100 for it at the junk yard.
This story makes me want to never buy another vehicle again,
Get an EV. Ever since I had used Taurus in 1995 for a few months, I swore, that I'll never buy another Ford again.
But in 2017 I couldn't resist FFE deal, and got one. No problems so far, Ford is somewhat redeemed in my eyes now :)
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Lol that guy won the lemon lottery. I had a 2011 traverse as a company car and never had to send it to the dealer for warranty work. I wouldn't buy one with my own money but it was an awesome company vehicle.
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We desperately need lemon laws in this country. We all need to be pressing our MHAs (as I assume it would be provincial legislation, and not federal) to bring in laws that protect us when we buy autos. No more should we be at the mercy of inefficient dealer networks and manufacturer warranty programs when new autos start having problems so soon after purchase.

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