Yep - it's unfortunate. I don't know enough about it yet other than it's nearly 1.5M units. I SUSPECT a part or assembly quality issue from a SUPPLIER. If it's a bracket on a fuel pump in the tank, that's a high dollar repair. Let's see how they handle it and how much it will cost. Likely won't hit the books until the 1st or 2nd quarter of '14. If there's a silver lining, GM will only be accountable for 49% of the costs...
Tension in Asia between Japan and China ratchets up again • 10:04 AM
The reaction to Japan PM Shinzo Abe's visit to a war memorial is intensifying as the issue appears more likely to stay on the front burner in Asia.
China Daily on the development: "The abrupt move — widely viewed as rewriting public memory on Japan's militaristic past — enraged Japan's victimized neighbors."
Politicians in China and South Korea have ratcheted up their rhetoric on their concerns that Japan wants to revitalize an expansionary mindset.
Though it's too early to make a call on how the serious the issue will become, Japanese automakers (NSANY, TM, HMC, MZDAY, SZKMY, FUJHY) are likely to feel at least a short-term demand impact in the region. General , Ford and Volkswagen VLKAY stand to gain.