GM recalled an additional 1.5 million vehicles after last month’s large recall that may be attributed to 12 fatalities and numerous injuries. GM has been in the news for potential lawsuits after a recall of over 1 million vehicles for ignition defects that are suspected to have caused the fatalities. Furthermore, according to the Wall Street Journal, GM knew about the stalling problem dated back to 2001 and did not recall the vehicles. The ignition problem in the vehicles can cause vehicle engines to stall, therefore disabling the airbags.
The vehicles in the newest recall are:
- 1.18 million SUVs including the Buick Enclave, 2008-2013 GMC Acadia, 2009-2013 Chevrolet Traverse and 2008-2010 Saturn Outlooks for air bag defects that may cause the air bags to not deploy
- 303,000 2009-2014 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans for material defects that may not protect unbelted passengers’ heads in the event of an accident
- 63,900 2013-2014 Cadillac XTS sedans for a defective plug in the brake assembly that may cause a engine compartment fire
Owners can contact GM for more information pertaining to the recall.
If you or a loved one sustained serious injuries due to a defective product or recalled vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, long term care, and pain and suffering. For more information, call product liability lawyers at 1-888-BURNETTI for a free case evaluation.