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February 25th, 2010 in News

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Pontiac & Saturn Owner Bonus Cash

February 5th, 2010 in News

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Carl Black Roswell Celebrates the Big Game with Big Giveaways

February 5th, 2010 in Events

Register to WinCarl Black is gearing up for the Super bowl. Stop by Carl Black of Roswell on Saturday, February 6th from 12:00pm till 3:00pm and enjoy lunch on us compliments of our friends at Hooters. The Hooter’s girls will be on site with Free Wings and giveaways. Register for your chance to win a LCD flat screen HD TV plus a thousand dollars cash. The drawing will be on Sunday at Hooters in Roswell. We will give away one TV at half time, one at the end of the game and a $1,000 cash to a lucky winner. You must be present at Hooters to claim your prize.

Toyota Recall

February 3rd, 2010 in News

Toyota RecallQ1. Is it safe to drive the Pontiac Vibe?

A1. Yes, however, consistent with Toyota’s Consumer Safety Advisory to address the risk of
floor mat entrapment of the accelerator pedal in certain Toyota and Lexus models, customers are
urged to take out removable drivers’ side floor mats in their vehicles, pending the development of
model-specific remedies.

GM has not received any reported incidents of a sticking accelerator pedal on the 2009-2010
Pontiac Vibe, which was added to the Toyota recall population on Jan. 27. But if a driver
experiences an accelerator pedal interference they should:

  • If possible and safe to do so, pull back the floor mat and dislodge it from the accelerator
    pedal; then pull over and stop the vehicle.
  • If the floor mat cannot be dislodged, then firmly and steadily step on the brake pedal with
    both feet. Do not pump the brake pedal repeatedly as this will increase the effort required
    to slow the vehicle.
  • Shift the transmission gear selector to the Neutral (N) position and used the brakes to
    make a controlled stop at the side of the road, and turn off the engine.
  • If unable to put the vehicle in Neutral, turn the engine OFF. This will not cause loss of
    braking control, but the power assist to these systems will be lost.

As for the Jan. 21 recent accelerator pedal recall, we have not received any reported incidents of
a sticking accelerator pedal on the 2009-2010 Pontiac Vibe. But if that happens:

  • The driver can control the vehicle with firm and steady application of the brakes. Do not
    pump the brakes repeatedly because that may deplete vacuum assist, requiring increased
    brake pedal force.
  • The engine can also be disabled by shifting the transmission to neutral. After shifting to
    neutral, firmly apply the brakes and steer the vehicle to a safe location on the side of the
    road. Come to a complete stop, shift to Park, and turn the ignition key off.
  • Finally, park the vehicle, and have it towed to a GM dealer for inspection and repair.

Q2. Is the accelerator pedal in the Pontiac Vibe the same design as the Toyota Matrix?

A2. Yes. The Vibe and Matrix were designed and engineered by Toyota.

Q3. Will GM be conducting a safety recall for the Pontiac Vibe?

A3. Yes. Toyota has informed GM that the 2009-2010 Pontiac Vibe is included in two recalls –
one issued Jan. 21 for faulty accelerator pedals and, and a second recall issued Jan. 27 expanding
a recall from October 2009. GM will issue recall letters to Pontiac customers when we have
received the repair procedure from Toyota.

Q4. When will the Vibes be repaired?

A4. Toyota will let GM know when a repair procedure is available. In a filing with the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Jan. 27, Toyota indicated the repair for the
Floor Mat Interference and Accelerator Pedal issue (reference October recall number
09V388000) would involve:

  • Modifying or replacing the accelerator pedals on the subject vehicles to address the risk
    of floor mat entrapment, even when an older-design all weather floor mat or other
    inappropriate mat is improperly attached, or is placed on top of another floor mat.
  • Floor surface modifications are also being considered and will be included in the remedy
    plan for any model for which it is deemed appropriate.
  • Initially, dealers will be instructed on how to reshape the accelerator pedal for the repair.
  • As replacement parts with the same shape as the modified pedal become available, they
    will be made available to the dealers for the repair.
  • Customers who have had the pedal reshape remedy completed will have the opportunity
    to receive a new pedal if they desire, after replacement pedals become available.

The field remedy for the CTS Pedal recall announced Jan. 21 is still under development by
Toyota.

Q5. Can customers take their Vibe to a Pontiac dealer for repair?

A5. Pontiac owners can take their Vibe to any Pontiac dealer for repair. Go to www.pontiac.com
for the location of the nearest Pontiac dealership. Customers can also go to any other GM
dealership for any repairs.

Q6. Are Pontiac Vibes still being sold?

A6. No. Following Toyota’s lead, GM has placed a stop sale order on all 2009 and 2010 model
year Vibes in dealer new or used vehicle inventory in the U.S. and Canada. These vehicles must
be held and not delivered to customers, dealer traded or used for demonstration purposes until
further instructions are received.

Q7. How many Pontiac Vibe vehicles are affected by these recalls?

A7. A total of 99,293 with 70,799 in the United States and 28,484 in Canada.

Tips From the Service Lane - NitroFill

February 3rd, 2010 in News

Tire PressureYour vehicle’s tire pressure is the measurement of air in the vehicle’s tires, in pounds per square inch. Your tire pressure is not only important for the care of your tires but is also a crucial safety issue. Next to your breaks your tires are the most important safety device on your vehicle. If your tires are not properly inflated it can lead to compromised cornering, braking, stability, increased fuel consumption and in worst case scenarios, tire failure.

To ensure that your vehicles tires are properly inflated you need to get an accurate reading. When taking a tire pressure reading your vehicle’s tires should be cold and idle for at least three hours prior. After you have taken the tires’ pressure reading make sure it is within range as instructed by your vehicles manufacturer. This information can usually be found on the inside of the driver side door or in your vehicle’s owner manual.

One way to insure your vehicle’s tires are properly inflated and do not lose and gain pressure with the surrounding temperature is to have them filled with nitrogen. The nitrogen molecule is bigger than its air oxygen counterpart which allows the pressure in the tires to stay at its optimum level for a longer period of time. By not allowing the tire pressure to fluctuate your tires will last longer and you will avoid problems usually associated with standard oxygen. Also, nitrogen reduces the risk of a blow out if your tires overheat.

If you would like to experience the advantages of a NitroFill first hand stop by your local Carl Black Dealership. Also, for a limited time, we are offering 40% Off a NitroFill. Just visit our Service Specials page by clicking the link below and make sure to bring the coupon on your next visit.

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