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General Motors Issues Five New Recalls

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Tina Robinson3 years ago

General Motors has announced five separate recalls today which affects over 2.7 million vehicles in the U.S. The new batch of recalls, according to the Detroit Free Press, brings the total number of vehicles recalled by GM this year about 11 million.

About the Latest GM Recalls

GM’s newest batch of recalls comes as the company is dealing with the fallout of a massive 2.6 million vehicle recall earlier this year due to faulty ignition switches. The GM ignition recall involved older compact cars such as the Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion which experienced engine stalls, brake failure and other issues linked to an ignition switch defect.

None of the recent recalls are linked to the defective switches. GM has said it will take a $200 million charge against its second quarter earnings to pay for this round of recalls.

Chevy Malibu Recall

The biggest recall announced today affects approximately 2.44 million vehicles that can experience brake light failure due to corrosion of a wiring harness through micro-vibration. GM has said they received several hundred complaints and have linked the defect to 13 crashes which resulted in 2 injuries.

Vehicles affected by the recall include:

  • 2004-2012 Chevrolet Malibu
  • 2004-2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx
  • 2005-2010 Pontiac G6
  • 2007-2010 Saturn Aura
Other GM Recalls

The remainder of the safety recalls announced by GM today includes:

  • 140,067 Chevrolet Malibus with 2.5-liter engines and model year 2014. A software defect can disable the hydraulic brake boost system, making it difficult for drivers to stop the car. GM says it is aware of 4 crashes which may be related to the issue.
  • 111,889 Chevrolet Corvettes that have the potential for low-beam headlamp failure. The company has received hundreds of complaints related to the issue. GM will also make repairs to model years 2008-2013.
  • 19,225 Cadillac CTS model years 2013-2014 for windshield wiper failure.
  • 447 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks model year 2014-2015 to repair a defective tie-rod.


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