General Motors Issues Major Recall of Crossovers, Small Number of Trucks, SUVs
Sweeping Recall Covers Seven Model Years, Multiple Issues
Following the news coverage of NHTSA's investigation of General Motors' ignition switches and congressional hearings involving CEO Mary Barra, General Motors has taken a deliberately proactive approach to staying ahead of safety issues with its vehicles. The company today announced a sweeping recall campaign covering 2.4 million vehicles, including 1,339,355 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia, and Saturn Outlook Lambda-chassis crossovers from ‘09-‘14 model years, 1,402 '15 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESVs, and 58 '15 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra HD trucks.
The Lambda models' recall is for a flexible steel cable that attaches the seatbelt to the vehicle that can become fatigued over time and may break. Dealers have been instructed not to sell new or used models involved in the recall until the repairs have been made.
The '15 Escalade and Escalade ESV are being recalled for a faulty plastic weld that that attaches the passenger-side airbag to the instrument panel, which could result in an incomplete deployment of the airbag in a crash. On the '15 HD trucks, retention clips attaching a fuse block to the vehicle can become loose, increasing the potential risk of a fire.
Hyundai also issued a recall last week affecting 137,500 '11-'14 Tucson SUVs for steering wheel airbag module bolts that were not properly tightened. Loose bolts could result in a rattling noise or the airbag module becoming detached from the steering wheel.
No accidents or injuries have been reported in conjunction with any of the above recalls.
Source: General Motors, NHTSA