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Temp gage noot working at all.Odometer says 110 when I'm driving 55 and will not go below that when ebnition is off

I was told by a GM employee that my odometer which is not working properly is one of many recalls. but I cannot find anywhere in the recalls or anything close to it I must be looking in the wrong place. He said there is a mileage specification with it and accordingly I am on the edge how can I find out specifics on where to finda out if something in particular is on the recall lists I have been searching a while now

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You can search for your specific vehicle and find recalls that the dealers are obligated to repair at no cost to you.

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