GM Recalls 1.5M Vehicles Amid New Safety Review

By | March 17, 2014
General Motors has issued three new recalls covering a total of 1.5 million vehicles in the U.S. The move comes after CEO Mary Barra called for a new safety review of GM products. The biggest GM recall covers 1.18 million SUVs. Affected models include the 2008-2013 Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia, the 2009-2013 Chevrolet Traverse, and the 2008-2010 Saturn Outlook. GM says that side airbags and front center air bags in these vehicles may not deploy. Another GM recall covers 303,000 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana models from the 2009-2014 model years. According to a statement from GM, these vehicles do not comply with a head impact requirement meant to protect unbelted passengers. To fix the issue, GM will install a plastic material in the passenger instrument panel. Affected models include those which are made to carry 10,000 pounds including the car's own weight. GM is also recalling 63,900 Cadillac XTS full-size sedans for the 2013 and 2014 model years. A wiring issue for the brake booster pump can cause overheating, according to GM. This may lead to the melting of plastic parts or a fire in the engine. GM says it is aware of two engine fires in XTS vehicles that are still sitting on dealership lots. GM says that the company does not know of any injuries or deaths related to any of the three new recalls. All repairs will be conducted free of charge for owners, according to GM. The new recall comes as the automaker is in the middle of some bad press amid its massive ignition switch fiasco. It also comes as CEO Mary Barra called for a comprehensive safety review of GM products. Source: GM