General Motors is recalling almost three million vehicles for various defects including a wiring defect that GM states caused at least 13 accidents, two injuries and no deaths.
The recalls are for defects with taillamps and low-beam headlamps to windshield wiper failures and hydraulic brake booster malfunctions. GM received hundreds of complaints about the problem, is aware of 17 crashes and two injuries but no deaths are related to the recalls.
Most of the cars being recalled are older models and the majority of the cars recalled is for the wiring problem. 2.4 million cars are being recalled for a wiring defect can cause the brake lamps to fail, either failing to illuminate when the brakes are applied, or lighting up when the brakes are not engaged, the company said. Additionally, cruise control, traction control, electronic stability control and panic braking assist operation could be disabled.
The wiring defect recall includes:
2004-2012 Chevrolet Malibu
2004-2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx
2005-2010 Pontiac G6
2007-2010 Saturn Auras.
The other cars recalled include:
2014 Chevrolet Malibus for hydraulic brake booster malfunctions
2005-2007Chevrolet Corvettes for loss of low-beam head lamps
2013-2014 Cadillac CTS models for windshield wiper failures
full-size 2014-2015 trucks for defective tie-rods