General Motors Recalls 8.4 Million Vehicles
General Motors has issued a total of six recalls affecting some 8.4 million vehicles in North America, the majority of which have ignition-related issues.
Autoblog reports the following group totals 7,610,862 — 6,805,679 in the United States — and are being recalled for unintended key rotation:
- 1997-2005 Chevrolet Malibu
- 1998-2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue
- 1999-2004 Oldsmobile Alero
- 1999-2005 Pontiac Grand Am
- 2000-2005 Chevrolet Impala
- 2000-2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
- 2004-2008 Pontiac Grand Prix
The second group totals 616,179 — 554,328 in the U.S. — and are being recalled for unintended key rotation due to bumping of key fob:
- 2004-2006 Cadillac SRX
- 2013-2014 Cadillac CTS
The third group totals 20,134 — 2,990 in the U.S. — and are being recalled for potential damage to the engine block heater power cord’s insulation under extreme cold conditions:
- 2011-2014 Chevrolet Cruze
- 2012-2014 Chevrolet Sonic
- 2013-2014 Chevrolet Trax
- 2013-2014 Buick Encore
- 2013-2014 Buick Verano
The fourth group totals 117 — 104 in the U.S. — and are being recalled over the Superjoint fastner not being torqued to spec prior to leaving the assembly line:
- 2014 Chevrolet Camaro
- 2014 Chevrolet Impala
- 2014 Buick Regal
- 2014 Cadillac XTS
The fifth group totals 12,002 — 9,731 in the U.S. — and are being recalled due to the underhood fuseable link potentially melting through electrical overloading, leading to smoke and fire damage to other electric wiring components:
- 2007-2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD (with auxiliary battery)
- 2007-2011 GMC Sierra HD (with auxiliary battery)
The sixth and final group totals 188,705 — 181,984 in the U.S. — and are being recalled over the potential for an electrical short to the driver’s door module disabling the power lock and window switches, as well as overheating the module itself:
- 2005-2007 Buick Rainier
- 2005-2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
- 2005-2007 GMC Envoy
- 2005-2007 Isuzu Ascender
- 2005-2007 Saab 9-7X
- 2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT
- 2006 GMC Envoy XL
In the press release issued by the automaker, CEO Mary Barra said her company undertook what she believed “is the most comprehensive safety review in the history of [GM] because nothing is more important than the safety of [GM’s] customers.” She added later on that if any other issues come to the automaker’s attention, GM would “act appropriately and without hesitation” to recall and repair those vehicles. The automaker has recalled a total of 28 million vehicles since January of this year.
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- Spookiness I can see revising requirements for newer vehicles, like 3 years, but not for older. I live in a state with safety inspections next to a state without, within a common metro-area commute "shed." Besides the fact that the non-inspection state has a lot of criminals to begin with, they're poorer, less educated, have a lot of paper-tag shady dealers, very lax law enforcement of any kind, and not much of a culture of car maintenance. It's all of their janky hoopties dead or burning on the side of the road every mile that farks up the commute for the rest of us. Having a car inspected just once a year is a minimal price of civilization, and at least is some basic defense against some of the brake-less, rusted-out heaps that show up on YouTubes "Just Rolled In."
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- David S. 4.4L Twin turbo, thanks BMW!
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Well, at least my 2004 Rainier and 2001 Trans Am are safe ..... for the moment.
I am surprised the engineers didnt put a small hole at the very top edge of the key and tell the customer to add all the extra keys, flash lights ect. he wanted. The engineers would have to make sure the key would go in one way only. ha