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GM Recalls Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon Models; Hoods Can Fly Open

LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- General Motors plans to recall 118,800 midsize pickup trucks to fix a problem that could cause the vehicle's hood to open unexpectedly.

The recall affects Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon trucks carrying model years 2010-2012, manufactured from late 2009 through late August 2012.

GM says the hoods of these vehicles may be missing a secondary hatch.

“If the primary hood latch is not engaged, the hood could open unexpectedly,” GM said. “During vehicle operation, this could obstruct the view of the driver and increase the risk of a crash.”

The automaker says dealers will repair affected models free of charge.

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