GM Adds 2.4M To 2014 Recall Total, Recalls More Than Sold In Five Years

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
gm adds 2 4m to 2014 recall total recalls more than sold in five years

Autoblog reports General Motors has issued four new recalls affecting a total of 2.42 million vehicles. As of this writing, a total of 15 million units have been recalled by GM since February, a number Jalopnik says exceeds the total number of vehicles sold by the automaker in the past five years.

The affected models are:

  • 1,339,355 2009 – 2014 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and 2009 – 2010 Saturn Outlook: front safety lap belt cable fatigue
  • 1,075,102 2004 – 2008 Chevrolet Malibu and 2005 – 2008 Pontiac G6: transmission shift cable fracturing
  • 1,402 2015 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV: insufficient plastic welding leading to partial deployment of front passenger air bag in event of crash; stop-sale, safety notice issued
  • 58 2015 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD: retention clips holding 220-amp generator could become loose, moving generator out of place with potential for fire

The latest round contributes to the total of approximately 15 million vehicles recalled globally, which is more than the 12.18 million vehicles sold from 2009 through 2013, though there is overlap in some of the vehicles as a result of more than one recall affecting them.

Financially, GM will be taking a $400 million charge for the recalls in Q2 2014, which includes the previously announced $200 million for the same quarter.

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  • PrincipalDan PrincipalDan on May 20, 2014

    And to this day my father remains a GM loyalist in his purchasing. From the 1963 Impala that was his first car (In 1971) to the 2009 Torrent that is my mother's current "Grandma's Taxi." Speaking of which - "2004 – 2008 Chevrolet Malibu and 2005 – 2008 Pontiac G6: transmission shift cable fracturing" - I'm surprised it doesn't include other Epsilon/Epsilon II platform vehicles from the same time period.

  • Lou_BC Lou_BC on May 21, 2014

    Looks like GM wants to be number one in everything automotive, including recalls. They just need to go bankrupt 2 more times to beat Chrysler ;)

  • Dartman Dartman on May 21, 2014

    OK all you un-American hoopleheads; Who is the global manufacturer that is so much better, transparent and ethical than GM? The clock is running...

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    • Thelaine Thelaine on May 22, 2014

      @Lou_BC I wouldn't know Lou. The last one I watched he said "shovel ready," which was great, until I figured out what he was shoveling.

  • Thelaine Thelaine on May 22, 2014

    GM Canada has always been suspiciously un-American in my book.

    • Lou_BC Lou_BC on May 23, 2014

      @thelaine - "shovel ready", yes that can mean so many things on so many levels. It is much easier for those on the top to shovel, as the saying goes "sh!t flows down hill".