GM Issues Another Large Vehicle Recall

As GM Redoubles Safety Efforts, the Manufacturer Issues Another Vehicle Recall

vehicle recallIn an effort to cover all of its potential safety issues, General Motors has issued another vehicle recall, this time covering 2.7 million cars.

GM added that it would take a $200 million charge to cover the cost of the vehicle recall.

The automotive manufacturer has issued five other vehicle recalls in 2014 alone, the most notorious of which is the ignition switch vehicle recall, that covered 2.6 million older model cars, mostly from model years 2004-2005. The company stated that 31 people have been injured because of the ignition switch defect, and 13 have died. GM faces numerous potential lawsuits, including a class action for personal injury and wrongful death, as well as a potential shareholder lawsuit.

Recalls since the ignition switch vehicle recall have been issued as the company attempts to cover all of its safety bases.

“We have redoubled our efforts to expedite and resolve current reviews in process and also have identified and analyzed recent vehicle issues which require action,” GM’s global vehicle safety chief Jeff Boyer said in a statement.

Nearly 3 million cars fall under the vehicle recall worldwide, with a whopping 2.7 million of those vehicles in the US.

This latest vehicle recall was issued due to a problem with tail lamps, which the company says has led to 13 crashes and 2 injuries. There are no deaths associated with this vehicle recall. Reportedly, the company issued a dealer service bulletin about the problem in 2008, and recalled a small number of vehicles in 2009.

“We aren’t waiting for trends in defects,” Mr. Boyer, the company’s vehicle safety chief, said. “We have also hired 35 to 40 more safety investigators to help us find potential problems before they happen.”

Some of GM’s other large vehicle recalls: one, due to airbag deployment problems, covers 1.2 million 2008-2013 model Buick Enclaves and GMC Acadia SUVs, as well as 2009-2013 Chevrolet Traverse and the 2008-2010 Saturn Outlook; the other covers 1.5 million Chevy Malibus and Malibu Maxx’s from the 2004-2005 model years, plus some 2006, 2008 and 2009 model-year cars, Chevrolet HHR from the 2009-2010 model years (non-turbocharged only), some Cobalts from 2010, some Saturn Auras from 2008-2009, Saturn Ion from the 2004-2007 model years, Pontiac G6 from the 2005 model year, plus some cars from the 2006, 2008 and 2009 model years, and service parts installed into certain vehicles before May 31, 2010, under a previous recall, all due to power steering problems.

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