GM Recalls Another 3.2 Million Vehicles, Marking 20 Million Recalled To Date
Round and round the recall train goes, when it stops, nobody knows. That’s the song most everyone at GM is singing these days, especially yesterday, when they announced a recall of another 3.16 million cars on top of the near 500,000 Camaros recalled only a few days ago. Total recall count sits at a mind-boggling 20 million cars in total spanning the past 15 model years. Like recalls of previous, this one involves “ignition” issues. Cars affected are the likes of the 2005-2009 Buick Lacrosse, 2000-2005 Cadillac Deville, 2004-2011 Cadillac DTS, 2006-2011 Buick Lucerne, 2006-2008 Chevy Monte Carlo, and the 2006-2004 Chevrolet Impala. Customers are being told that extra key weight could likely prevent any issues from happening, but GM will “rework or replace keys on 3.16 million U.S. cars.” PHOTOS: See More of the 2009 Cadillac DTS
But the bad news doesn’t stop there. Along with the 3.16 million recalled comes another 165,770 vehicles recalled for a number of different issues. These vehicles and issues are (from GM press release):
- 68,887 model year 2013-14 Cadillac ATS and 21,863 model year 2014 Cadillac CTS sedans. In certain vehicles with automatic transmissions, the shift cable may not be fully secured to the shifter bracket or transmission bracket. If the shift cable comes out of the brackets, the driver may not be able to shift the transmission in or out of gear. GM is unaware of any crashes or injuries related to this condition.
- 57,192 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 HD and 2015 GMC Sierra 2500/3500 GMC Sierra HD to inspect for proper attachment of power steering hose clamps to the power steering pump. If the vehicle is driven with the clamp unattached, the hose may disconnect from the pump or gear, causing a rapid loss of power steering fluid. This will result in loss of power steering assist and Hydro Boost powered brakes without warning. The vehicle would revert to manual brakes and manual steering. GM knows of no crashes or injuries from the condition. Dealers are to inspect power steering hose clamps in two locations to ensure they are properly attached.
PHOTOS: See More of the 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS
- 16,932 model year 2011 Cadillac CTS sedans with AWD. On some vehicles, a gasket leak where the constant velocity joint meets the rear propeller shaft may cause the rear propeller shaft to separate or become loose, making contact with the vehicle floor above and causing the rollover sensor to deploy the roof rail air bags. GM is aware of 15 unintended deployments, but injury data is unclear.
PHOTOS: See More of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado
- 712 model year 2014 Chevrolet Corvettes with optional Competition Sport Seats, because an unbelted child and door trim may block the passenger seat side air bag vent in a deployment. Dealers will replace the current air bag with a redesigned version. GM is unaware of any crashes or injuries related to this condition, but advises customers to not allow small children in the front seat until the vehicle is serviced.
- 184 model year 2014-15 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra full-size pickups with vinyl floors and accessory all-weather floor mats purchased new with the vehicle. The mats can slip under the driver’s feet because the vinyl floors have no attachments to secure them in place. Customers are advised take the floor mats to their dealer for a full refund. GM is unaware of any crashes or injuries related to the mats.
Let's hope all this recall madness ends soon.