GM announces five more recalls, affecting 2.7 million vehicles

By Daniel S Levine,

The blows just keep coming for General Motors. The automaker announced another five recalls on Thursday, affecting a total of 2.7 million vehicles in the U.S.

GM said that it has told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the five recalls. The largest of the five is for just over 2.4 million vehicles that have tail lamp malfunctions. The models involved are 2004-2012 Chevrolet Malibu, 2004-2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx, 2005-2010 Pontiac G6 and 2007-2010 Saturn Auras.

The company said it received hundreds of complaints and that the faulty tail lamps lead to 13 crashes and two injuries.

Next, 111,889 2005-2007 Chevrolet Corvettes were recalled for low-beam headlamps that may not work. For the third recall, there are 140,067 Chevrolet Malibus from 2014 with a hydraulic brake boost that might not work.

In the fourth recall, GM said there are 19,225 Cadillac CTS from 2013-2014 with a faulty windshield wiper system. Finally, the fifth recall covers 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra light duty pickups and 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe SUVs with tie-rod defects that could lead to crashes. This is the most serious of the recalls and affects 477 vehicles.

“Customer safety is at the heart of how GM designs and produces vehicles, and these announcements are examples of two ways we are putting that into practice,” Jeff Boyer, vice president of GM Global Vehicle Safety, said in a statement. “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. These are examples of our focus to surface issues quickly and promptly take necessary actions in the best interest of our customers.”

GM said it expects a $200 million charge for the recalls in the second quarter. The company is still dealing with the recall of 2.6 million vehicles that had faulty ignition switches.



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