On Thursday, the United States’ largest automaker, General Motors Co. issued a recall which covered over 900,000 new vehicles worldwide. GM issued the recalls in two separate campaigns. The primary reason is to address the risks of fire and brake software problems.
The reason behind the recall (which included over 550,000 light-duty Cadillac CT6, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, and GMC Sierra 1500) is because of a software glitch that has the potential to disable notifications and systems of the vehicle brake.
According to GM, the error was rare. Unfortunately, the error can lead to the disability of an anti-lock brake system and the vehicles’ stability control. In GM’s words, the vehicle’s diagnostic system will be unable to lighten the instrument cluster alert.
To ensure that these errors do not lead to fatal damages, GM dealers have the plan to inspect vehicles for contamination. Affected components will be replaced, if necessary.
So far, only one fire outbreak has occurred. There is also no report of injury. GM did not include all vehicles under the two recalls. The report of a stall by a GM employee in Canada was the primary force behind the recalls.
Throughout the United States, 814, 000 vehicles were affected by both recalls.
Drivers have enough to worry about while traversing the roadways on a daily basis. When a person gets behind the wheel of a car, there is a reasonable expectation that the car is going to perform in a matter that would not put the operator’s life in jeopardy. Unfortunately there are hundreds of vehicle recalls each year due to manufacturer defects, from the tires to the ignition switches, that can cause catastrophic injuries and in some cases death. If you or a loved one have been injured due to a defective part in a vehicle, contact Thomas J. Henry.
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