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General Motors Issues More Recalls Affecting 2.4 Million Vehicles

Tina Robinson2 years ago

General Motors has announced four recalls today affecting about 2.4 million vehicles for problems including seat belt defects, airbag failure, faulty transmission cables, and fire hazards, according to USA Today. Just last week the company announced five separate recalls which covered 2.6 million vehicles for various issues.  

GM has said it will take a $400 million charge against its second-quarter earnings, doubling the amount it expected to take last week. The automaker took a $1.3 billion charge against its first-quarter earnings after the ignition switch recall.

To-date, GM is managing 29 different vehicle recalls in the U.S.

Description of the SUV Seat Belt Recall

GM has recalled 1,339,335 full-size crossover SUVs because the front safety lap belt cables can wear out due to people moving while wearing the belts. GM has ordered dealers to stop selling new or used versions of the vehicles until repairs are made.

Vehicle models affected by the recall include:

  • 2009-2014 Buick Enclave
  • 2009-2014 Chevrolet Traverse
  • 2009-2014 GMC Acadia
  • 2009-2010 Saturn Outlook

Description of the Transmission Cable Recall

GM had expanded a recall from April 29 to include 1,075,102 vehicles to correct a transmission cable issue that can fail to indicate the correct gear. The defect has been linked to 18 crashes. The additional vehicles being recalled are:

  • 2004-2008 Chevrolet Malibu
  • 2004-2008 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx
  • 2007-2008 Saturn Aura
  • 2005-2008 Pontiac G6
Description of the Escalade Airbag Recall

GM has recalled 1,042 Cadillac Escalades and Escalade ESVs from the 2015 model year due to potential airbag failure. A problem with the passenger-side front airbag connection may cause it to inflate improperly in a crash. Only about 224 of the vehicles had been purchased, and GM has said it will overnight letters to the owners warning of the problem.

Description of the Pickup Truck Recall

GM has also recalled 58 Chevrolet HD and GMC Sierra HD full-size pickup trucks from the 2015 model year due to fire hazard. Loose electrical connections in the engine may cause a fire.

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