More bad news for General Motors as 117,000 vehicles recalled

Glen White
- Leadership - Oct 06, 2014

General Motors is recalling more than 117,000 vehicles from 2013 and 2014 for a defect that could cause them to stall. The vehicles being recalled include the Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban, Traverse, Express and Silverado; the Cadillac, CTS, Escalade and Excalade ESV; the GMC Yukon, Yukon XL, Acadia, Savana and Sierra; and the Buick Enclave.

GM says metal slivers in the chassis control module could cause an electrical short. If that happens, the vehicle could stall.

GM knows of no accidents or injuries related to the defect and believes only 1 percent of the vehicles being recalled are affected.

The recall includes 97,540 vehicles sold in the U.S. and 20,201 exported elsewhere. Around 4,500 vehicles haven’t yet been sold.

The news will come as yet another blow for General Motors, which has been plagued with recalls and defects in the last few years. Overall, GM has issued 71 recalls covering 29.95 million vehicles in North America this year alone. The wave of recalls was triggered after the company stepped up efforts to spot problematic vehicles in the wake of its ignition-switch scandal.

Earlier this year, the auto maker recalled 2.6 million vehicles because a jarring of the ignition key could cause the switch to slip from “on” to “accessory,” cutting power to air bags and power steering. GM waited 11 years to initiate that recall, resulting in a $35 million fine issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as well as a Justice Department investigation.


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