Nearly 8.5-million vehicles have been recalled by General Motors globally.
In total, six recalls are being announced today and which have been related to seven crashes, eight injuries and three fatalities according to the American automaker. The first recall affects the 1997-2005 Chevrolet Malibu, 1998-2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue, 1999-2004 Oldsmobile Alero, 1999-2005 Pontiac Grand Am, 2000-2005 Chevrolet Impala and Monte Carlo and the 2004-2008 Pontiac Grand Prix. The condition for that recall involves unintended ignition key rotation, similar to the massive ignition switch recall. That is the biggest of the six recalls, affected a total of 6,805,679 vehicles in the U.S. and 805,183 globally.
The second recall announced involves the 2003-2014 Cadillac CTS and the 2004-2006 Cadillac SRX. Again, the recall is for unintended ignition key rotation and affects 554,328 units in the U.S. and another 61,851 globally. The third recall involves the 2011-2014 Chevrolet Cruze, 2012-2014 Chevrolet Sonic, 2013-2014 Chevrolet Trax, Buick Encore and Verano and those models are being recalled for an issue with the insulation on the engine block heater power cord, which can become damaged under very cold conditions. That recall affects 2,990 vehicles in the U.S. and another 17,144 globally.
The fourth recall affects the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro and Impala, Buick Regal and Cadillac XTS. According to the American automaker, some vehicles may not have had a “Superhold” joint fastener torqued to specification at the assembly plant. That recall affects 106 vehicles in the U.S. and another 11 globally.
The fifth recall announced involves the 2007-2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD equipped with an auxiliary battery. The recall notice states that an overload in the feed may cause the underhood fusible link to melt due to electrical overload, resulting in potential smoke or flames that could damage the electrical center cover and/or the nearby wiring harness conduit. In total, 12,008 units are affected globally with 9,371 in the U.S.
The last recall involves the 2005-2007 Buick Rainier, Chevrolet TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy, Isuzu Ascender, Saab 9-7x, 2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL. That recall states a possible electrical short in the driver’s door module could disable the power door lock and window switches, and in rare cases, overheat the module. Globally that recall affects 188,705 units while 181,984 of those are in the U.S.
“We undertook what I believe is the most comprehensive safety review in the history of our company because nothing is more important than the safety of our customers,” said GM CEO Mary Barra. “Our customers deserve more than we delivered in these vehicles. That has hardened my resolve to set a new industry standard for vehicle safety, quality and excellence.”
Discuss this story at our General Motors forum