General Motors has recalled an additional 5.1 million vehicles in nine separate safety recalls. Since the beginning of 2014, GM’s recall total comes to 13.6 million and is one of the highest recalls in the automotive industry.
The nine recalls are:
- 2,440,524 Chevrolet Malibus (model years 2004-2012), Chevrolet Malibu Maxx (model years 2004-2007), Pontiac G6s (model years 2005-2010), and Saturn Auras (model years 2007-2010) are recalled for brake lamp wiring issues. The brake lamp harness can corrode and cause brake lights to fail to illuminate or can cause the brake lights to illuminate when the brakes are not engaged. The corrosion could also disable cruise control, traction control, and panic braking assistance.
- Over 1,000,000 Chevrolet Malibus (model years 2004- 2008) and Pontiac G6s (model years 2005-2008) were recalled for weak shift cables. The cables can fracture which would disallow the driver to select a different gear, such as put the car in park. 18 accidents were reported due to the defective cables.
- 1,339,355 Buick Enclaves, Chevrolet Traverses, GMC Acadias (model years 2009-2014) and Saturn Outlooks (model years 2009-2010) were recalled for safety belts that can separate over time. Front seat passengers are more at risk for sustaining an injury due to the defective safety belts and dealers have halted sales until repairs are made.
- 140,067 2014 model Chevrolet Malibus are recalled for hydraulic malfunctions. The hydrolic boost assist on automatic stop/start models could become disabled.
- 111,889 2005-2007 Chevrolet Corvette models are recalled for possible low-beam headlamp failures which could lead to visibility issues.
- 19,225 2013-2014 Cadillac CTS models are recalled for windshield wipers that may not operate after a jump start, increasing the risk of a crash in rain.
- 2014 Chevrolet Silverados and GMC Sierras, and 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe SUVs are recalled for a loose rod that can cause the steering rack to malfunction which can cause a crash.
- The 2015 Cadillac Escalade is recalled for passenger side air bags that are defective. Owners of the newest Escalade have been informed to refrain from having people in the passenger’s seat until the issue is fixed.
- 2015 Chevrolet Silverado HDs and GMC Sierra HD pickups are recalled for a loose fuse which increases the risk of a fire.
Owners of one of the recalled vehicles can call GM’s Owner Center at 1-800-222-1020 for questions or concerns.
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