In the last 60 days, GM has recalled more than 3.1 million vehicles. The most recent recalls cover more than 1.5 million crossover utility vehicles, luxury sedans and full-size vans. Included in the recall are:
- 1.18 million mid-sized crossovers to correct a problem that could lead to the nondeployment of side airbags. The vehicles included in this recall are: some 2008-2009 and all 2010-2013 Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia crossovers, some 2009 and all 2010-2013 Chevrolet Traverses and some 2008-2009 and all 2010 Saturn Outlooks. GM will repair the wiring harness of seat-mounted side airbags. For the complete NHTSA recall, click here.
- 303,000 2009-2014 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans to replace plastic material in the passenger instrument panel to meet federal head-impact crash standards for unbelted passengers. For the complete NHTSA recall, click here.
- 63,900 2013 and 2014 Cadillac XTS, to repair brake booster pump wiring issues which can lead to overheating, melting of plastic parts and a possible engine compartment fire. There have been two reports of fires on dealer lots but no injuries have been reported. For the complete NHTSA recall, click here.
The recall comes on the heels of GM’s new chief executive, Mary Barra’s admission that GM failed to act to protect consumers from personal injury and death and that faulty ignition switches are linked to at least 12 deaths. Barra stated that “GM is changing how it handles defect investigations and recalls.” The ignition-switch recall has led to civil and criminal investigations. A class action has also been filed by customers claiming their vehicles lost value due to the ignition-switch problem.
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