General Motors is in the news again with a recall of another 733,000 vehicles, 5 golden rings, 1 partridge in a pear tree and who knows what else at this point... it's hard to keep track of it all. Luckily, you don't have to because you signed up for our free alerts! Smart move, folks -- here's a breakdown of what you need to know:
The Problem: The largest part of the recall involves 414,000 vehicles with power height adjusters in their seats. A detached bolt from the height adjuster could allow the seat to move up and down on its own. GM says the vehicles are still "safe to drive" and (side bonus) give you a chance to practice your mechanical bull skills on the way to work*.
* OK, they didn't actually mention mechanical bulls, but they did say they were safe to drive ... with a straight face too.
The Affected Vehicles: 2011-2012 Chevy Camaro, 2010-2012 Chevy Equinox, GMC Terrain and Cadillac SRX, and the 2011-2012 Buick Regal and LaCrosse
Next Steps: Until your car gets fixed GM says you're better off not touching the height adjuster, but right now there's no indication of when the recall will begin. GM says keep an eye on your mailbox for an official recall notice, but I'd probably advise you not to do that -- putting your eye on the mailbox sounds painful and will probably alarm your neighbors.