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General Motors Issues Recall for Bad Seat Weld

General Motors has issued a recall that affects all four current GM brands with approximately 124,000 vehicles being recalled.  The recall was issued due to a faulty seat weld.

About the General Motors Recall

According to USA Today, General Motors (GM) initiated recall due to a faulty seat weld that could separate in the event of a crash occurring.  This fault can cause serious injury and death to consumers affected by the recall.

There have been no incidents reported of any problems occurring thus far.

Vehicles Affected by the GM Seat Weld Recall

There were 8 different vehicles subjected to the recall as told by General Motors (GM):

  • 2013-14 Buick Encore – 30,872 built between August 2012 and March 2014
  • 2013-14 Cadillac ATS – 60,493 built between April 2012 and December 2013
  • 2014 Cadillac CTS – 13,657 built between June 2013 and December 2013
  • 2014 Cadillac ELR – 172 built between December 2013 and January 2014
  • 2014 Chevrolet Caprice – 3,879 built between May 2013 and July 2014
  • 2014 Chevrolet SS – 3,525 built between September 2013 and June 2014
  • 2014-15 Chevrolet Silverado – 8,483 built between August 2013 and January 2014
  • 2014-15 GMC Sierra – 2,926 built between August 2013 and January 2014

GM dealers have said that they will inspect the seat frames of the vehicles recalled to ensure proper welds are in place and, if needed, they will replace the lower seat frames.

GM has said that they expect less than 1 percent of the vehicles to be affected and need a replacement part.

GM’s 60th Recall

This marks the sixtieth recall issued by GM this year, totaling 26.41 million vehicles.

The most significant recall issued by GM was that for 2.6 million vehicles equipped with defective ignition switches. According to GM, these switches could inadvertently shift out of the “run” position and into the “off” or “accessory” positions, leaving motorist without anti-lock brakes, power steering, and airbag functionality.

So far, GM has confirmed at least 13 deaths and dozens of crashes in connection with the ignition switch defect. The automaker is now working with attorney Kenneth Feinberg to payout settlements through a victims’ compensation fund.

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