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GM Recalls Another 1.3 Million Vehicles

Power steering issue prompts the latest action.

by on Mar.31, 2014

GM recalled 1.3 million vehicles today, including the 2009 Pontiac G6, for power steering issues.

The torrent of General Motors’ recalls continued today when the company announced it was recalling 1.3 million cars because they may experience a sudden loss of electric power steering.

The recall of GM products is becoming a regular occurrence and this action puts the automaker at more than 5 million vehicles recalled in March.

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Last Friday, the maker added another 971,000 products covered by a deadly ignition switch problem as well as another 172,000 newer Chevrolet Cruze sedans and 490,000 full-size Chevy and GMC pickups and sport-utility vehicles. (more…)

Handling of GM Recall Spurs Changes in Reporting Bill

Senators want more information available sooner.

by on Mar.26, 2014

Sen. Richard Blumenthal asked U.S. Attorney General Eric Hold to force General Motors to set up an fund to compensate victims.

The controversy surrounding the handling of General Motors’ recall of 1.6 million vehicles due faulty ignition switches is prompting lawmakers to propose changes to how problems are reported.

Sens. Edward Markey, D-Mass., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., introduced legislation revising the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Early Warning System.

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The bill mandates automakers to provide regulators with more information regarding fatal crashes and for the U.S. government to make that information more easily accessible to the public. (more…)

GM Recalling Nearly 250,000 Crossovers

Defective seatbelts blamed.

by on Aug.17, 2010

Nearly a quarter-million GM vehicles -- including this 2010 Buick Enclave -- are covered by the recall.

Potentially defective second-row seatbelts have led to a recall order from General Motors involving nearly a quarter-million of its most popular crossover-utility vehicles, the automaker has announced.

In all, the move impacts 243,403 2009 and 2010-model Chevrolet Traverse, Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook CUVs, all sharing the same underlying platform and key components – including the suspect seatbelts.

The situation involves a belt latch that can inadvertently be released under certain conditions – meaning a passenger would not be properly constrained during a crash.  It is also possible that the belt buckle could receive cosmetic damage, even the latch functions properly, under certain circumstances, according to GM.

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“Because of the potential for a false-latch condition,” said Jeff Boyer, GM executive director of safety, “we want customers to return their vehicles to have the recall repair performed as soon as possible.”

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