Three New General Motors Recalls Includes New Trucks and SUVs
The number of vehicles recalled by General Motors this year continued to grow on Friday after the automaker announced three new recalls. The New York Times is reporting that the largest of the new recalls affects nearly half a million pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles.
About the New GM Recall
According to the NY Times, the affected vehicles can shift into neutral unintentionally. There is also a risk of the vehicle rolling away if the emergency brake is not set. The recall affects about 392,459 pickup trucks and SUVs in the U.S., about 53,607 in Canada, and an additional 21,000 in foreign markets. GM has said it learned of the defect through warranty claims. GM spokesman Jim Cain said the company is unaware of any crashes or injuries related to the defect.
Description of the Recalled Trucks and SUVs
The following vehicles are affected by the recall:
- 2014-2015 GMC Sierra
- 2014-2014 Chevrolet Silverado
- 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe
- 2015 Chevrolet Suburban
- 2015 GMC Yukon
- 2015 GMC Yukon XL
Two Smaller GM Recalls
GM also announced two smaller recalls which affect the following makes and models:
- 4,794 2013-2014 Chevrolet SS and Chevrolet Caprice police cars due to a potential windshield defect.
- 1,900 2014 Chevrolet Corvettes with defective rear shock absorbers.
GM has recall more than 20 million vehicles this year alone. The rapid pace of recalls was triggered after the automaker recalled 2.6 million vehicles in February and March including the Chevrolet Cobalt, Saturn Ion, and other related vehicles, to repair defective ignition switches. That recall set off an industry-wide initiative to be more pro-active about safety issues after it came to light that GM had known about the deadly defect for more than a decade. At least 13 deaths and 54 crashes have been linked to the ignition recall by GM.
GM Recall Victims Seek Compensation
Thomas J. Henry is representing more than 1,000 GM recall victims across the United States and has been investigating injuries and deaths linked to the recall since day one. The firm launched a nationwide media investigation into the recall in April, which brought forth thousands of affected individuals who had information critical to the investigation – information that the firm has handed over to federal agencies also investigating GM’s sluggish response the recall. As more and more individuals have flocked to Thomas J. Henry for representation, the firm has continued to push GM for a victim settlement fund. The firm has had several talks with GM’s victim compensation expert Ken Feinberg regarding appropriate victim compensation for the thousands affected by a fatal design flaw in ignition switches which left numerous dead and countless others seriously injured.
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