Four New GM Recalls Affecting 105,688 Vehicles
On Friday, General Motors announced four new recalls affecting 105,688 vehicles worldwide. According to Reuters, the newest GM recalls bring the total number of recalls issued by the automaker this year to 34. Already this year GM has recalled approximately 15.9 million vehicles globally, including 13.9 million in the U.S. alone.
Description of the New GM Recalls
The largest of the new recalls affects approximately 69,552 pickup trucks and SUVs with defective base radios. If the base radio does not work, GM says the malfunction would prevent safety warnings and chimes to be inaudible. Vehicles with this problem fail to meet federal standards regarding theft protection, rollaway protection, and occupant crash protection. Dealers will reprogram the radio module free of charge.
The recall affects:
- 2014-2015 Chevrolet Silverado
- 2014-2015 GMC Sierra
- 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe
- 2015 GMC Yukon
GM has also issued a recall affecting 36,012 compact cars due to a defect that could prevent driver’s side airbags from deploying. The recall affects model year 2012 Buick Verano and Chevrolet Camaro, Cruze, and Sonic vehicles.
There are also two smaller recalls. One recall affects about 87 vehicles in South Korea due to a passenger’s side airbag defect. Vehicles affected by the recall include the 2013-2014 Chevrolet Spark as well as the 2013 Buick Encore.
Finally, GM has also recalled about 37 Chevrolet Corvettes with model year 2014 due to a defective sensing and diagnostic module that could disable front airbags, seat belt pretensioners, and the automatic occupant sensing module.
GM has said it is unaware of any crashes or injures related to any of the new recalls.