General Motors (GM) is now recalling another 2.4 million vehicles. This brings the total number of vehicle recalls to more than 13 million in 2014 alone. According to a New York Times report on Tuesday, this announcement is just the latest in a long list of horrendous news for GM consumers coming from the auto-making company.
In the newest recall, approximately 1.3 million vehicles are affected. Those vehicles are 2009-2014 Buick Enclaves, Chevrolet Traverses and BMC Acadias and 2009-2010 Saturn Outlook. These large-family vehicles made by GM have front seatbelt cables that can fatigue and separate over a period of time, which could allow the lap belt to come loose. In this instance, GM claims that it is not aware of any deaths related to the seatbelt concern.
Additionally, one million cars are being recalled because the four-speed automatic transmission could be in a gear that is different than the driver thinks it is in. This is because a shift cable could wear out. The autos recalled for this problem are the 2004-2008 Chevrolet Malibu and the 2005-2008 Pontiac G6. In relations to this problem, GM claims it is only aware of 18 crashes and one injury thus far.
Also, there are actions involving approximately 1,400 2015 Cadillac Escalade vehicles and Escalade ESV sport utility vehicles. They are being recalled because the passenger-side air bag may not fully deploy in a crash. Additionally, 58 of GM’s 2015 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD pickups are being recalled because a fuse box might be loose which could lead to a fire, according to Reuters.
Last year, GM recalled nearly 758,000 vehicles in the United States. This year, the troubles for GM and especially for its unsuspecting consumers involve recalls of millions of automobiles that have faulty ignition switches. Thirteen deaths have been linked to the defection in the GM product. While GM has announced that repairs will be made, consumers are still waiting for information for the repairs to be made.
Last Friday, GM was fined $35 million for withholding information regarding manufacturer errors made with its vehicles. Specifically, the cases involving the faulty ignition switches in their vehicles were targeted. On Tuesday, it was also revealed that GM had a list of words being banned from documentation when documenting problems found with their vehicles in the past.