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GM Recalls More Than 1 Million Full-Size Trucks

Recall comes as makers, regulators push to increase repair rates.

by on Apr.15, 2016

GM is recalling more than 1 million 2014 and 2015 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks.

General Motors is recalling more than 1 million full-size pickup trucks due to a problem with the seat belts that can wear out over time.

The automaker is recalling 2014 and 2015 model year Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 trucks. The recall affects 895,232 trucks in the U.S. A flexible steel cable in the belt can wear out over time as the driver sits down in the seat repeatedly.

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The cable will eventually separate from the vehicle. (more…)

GM Adds Millions of Vehicles to Recall List

Latest announcements come as CEO Barra prepares to face Congress.

by on Mar.31, 2014

GM CEO Mary Barra will face two days of hearings on Capitol Hill this week.

Even as General Motors prepares for what is likely to be a tough grilling on Capitol Hill later this week, the automaker has been rapidly expanding the list of vehicles covered under a variety of safety-related recalls.

That includes not only another 971,000 added to the list of products covered by a deadly ignition switch problem but 172,000 newer Chevrolet Cruze sedans as well as 490,000 full-size Chevy and GMC pickups and sport-utility vehicles.  Even the maker’s new Cadillac ELR plug-in hybrid has been targeted by a new service action, albeit in relatively miniscule numbers.

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The flood of safety-related problems could lead to an even tougher grilling when Barra, GM’s first female chief executive sits down in front of Congress on Tuesday and Wednesday to explain the maker’s response to an ignition switch problem so far linked to at least 12 deaths and 31 crashes.

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