A major vehicle recall has been made public for the safety and health of drivers who have purchased various types of vehicles which have already caused twelve deaths and thirty-four crashes. The situation has let to government criminal and civil investigations by GM and is set to be heard by Congress as well to address these problems with manufacturing.
On March 17, CBS Money Watch reports that the number one automaker, General Motors is enforcing a recall due to ignition-switch breakdowns, non-deployment of side airbags, materials in passenger instrument panels do not meet federal crash standards and the overheating of the brake booster pump wiring.
There have been 1.6 million older-model vehicles recalled due to ignition-switch issues. Another 1.5 million sport utility, luxury sedans, full-size vans as well as 1.8 million mid-size crossovers recalled due to non0deployment of side airbags. GM presently has three recalls set in motion and expects it will cost $300 million to rectify the issues from the vehicles being recalled.
Some of the specific vehicles in question are the: 2013-1024 Cadillac XTS (69,000 vehicles recalled), 2009-2014 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana (303,000 vehicles recalled), some 2008-2009 and all 2010-2013 Buick Enclave as well as GMC Acadia crossovers. The 2010-2013 Chevrolet Traverses and some 2008-2009 and all 2010 Saturn Outlooks are also being recalled which have totaled 1.18 million vehicles.
Most of the vehicles were sold in the United States. Some were also sold in parts of Canada and Mexico as well as a small number in the Middle East. The GM CEO, Mary Barra states in a press release from General Motors saying that: “I asked our team to redouble our efforts on our pending product reviews bring them forward and resolve them quickly,” and “That is what today’s GM is all about.”
Anyone who owns a General Motors vehicle is urged to call their dealership or General Motors directly and report any issues with their vehicles on the recall list to prevent further accidents, injuries and deaths. You can enter your vehicle make and vehicle identification number here about your vehicle to see if it is included on the recall listing and what the issues involved consist of that need attention.
GM is very concerned for the safety and peace of mind of their customers – report your vehicle for the safety and peace of mind for yourself and family members who travel in your vehicle with you!
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