GM Truck Recalls Affect 117,000 VehiclesOctober 6, 2014
A recent GM truck recall was issued by the troubled automaker due to a defect in the electrical system, which can cause engines to stall. The GM truck recall affects more than 117,000 vehicles in North America. While not as substantial or as far-reaching as the previous recall of more than 2 million vehicles due to a faulty ignition switch, the GM truck recall is the latest in more than 70 recalls covering nearly 30 million vehicles around the world this year.
Models Included In GM Truck Recall
The GM truck recall includes a stop-delivery notice to dealers regarding the 2013 and 2014 models of the GMC Yukon, the Cadillac CTS, Escalade and Escalade SUV and the Chevy Suburban and Tahoe. 2014 models of the Chevrolet Traverse, Express van and Silverado HD, GMC Acadia, Savana van and Sierra HD were also included in the GM truck recall. The automaker specified that the issue occurred in about one percent of all the recalled vehicles and that it would park 4,500 unsold vehicles until the affected systems were repaired.
Defects Behind The GM Truck Recall
A flaw in the chassis control module in many of the company’s most popular trucks led to the GM truck recall. The defect could lead to a short in the electrical system that would cause vehicles to lose power. CEO Mary Barra has promised customers that the company would repair the defects that led to the GM truck recall as quickly as possible. The new policy comes after an internal investigation earlier this year found that engineers had covered up evidence of a defective ignition switch. The switch defect has been tied to at least 23 deaths and millions of dollars in lawsuits against the automaker.
Source: USA Today
GM Truck Recall For Defective Air Bag Wiring
Another GM truck recall involves an air bag defect in the automaker’s popular mid-size pickups. A press release concerning the GM truck recall stated that the 2015 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks had “driver air bag connections that were wired incorrectly during the manufacturing process.” The wiring error would disrupt the sequence responsible for deploying the air bag. No reports of crashes or injuries involving the defective air bag wiring have been released and dealers report they have sold less than a hundred of the affected vehicles.
Source: USA Today
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