GM Recalls 8.4M More Vehicles, 29M in Total

Yesterday marked another not-so-great day in the world of General Motors. Coming off near-20-million recalled vehicles to date, GM has announced the recall of another 8.4 million vehicles, with 8.2 million of those vehicles affected by “unintended ignition key rotation.” With similar issues affecting another 8.4 million vehicles, GM says that it is aware of seven crashes, eight injuries and three fatalities. These recalls effect vehicles all the way back to 1997. Since Monday, the total recall number sits at 29 million cars and trucks in North America alone. That’s more than all the cars GM sold between 2005 and 2013. PHOTOS: See More of the 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS
GM Recalls 8.4M More Vehicles, 29M in Total
Here’s a more concise breakdown of it the most recent recall, thanks to Autoblog. 7,610,862 cars recalled in North America have been affected by unintended ignition key rotation. 6,805,679 of those are in the United States alone: 1997-2005 Chevrolet Malibu 1998-2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue 1999-2004 Oldsmobile Alero 1999-2005 Chevrolet Impala 2000-2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2004-2008 Pontiac Grand Prix The second group of vehicles affected cite a similar, but different problem from the unintended ignition key rotation mentioned above. 616,179 vehicles were affected throughout North America, with 554,328 of those being in the U.S.: 2004-2006 Cadillac SRX 2003-2014 Cadillac CTS PHOTOS: See More of the 2014 Cadillac CTS
GM Recalls 8.4M More Vehicles, 29M in Total
188,705 SUV’s in North America have been recalled due to “a possible electrical short in the driver’s door module that could disable the power door lock and window stitches and, in rare cases, overheat the module:” 2005-2007 Buick Ranier 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 20,134 vehicles in North America, with 2,990 of them in the United States, have been recalled citing “insulation on the engine block heater power cord (if equipped) may become damaged during very cold conditions:” 2011-2014 Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2014 Chevrolet Sonic 2013-2014 Chevrolet Trax 2013-2014 Buick Encore 2013-2014 Buick Verano PHOTOS: See More of the 2013 Buick Encore
GM Recalls 8.4M More Vehicles, 29M in Total
12,002 trucks (9,371 in the U.S.) have been recalled due to “an overload in the feed may cause the under hood fusible link to melt due to electrical overload, resulting in potential smoke or flames that could damage the electrical center cover and/or nearby wiring harness conduit:” 2007-2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD (w/auxiliary battery) 2007-2011 GMC Sierra HD (w/auxiliary battery) And last, but not least — 117 cars in North America (106 in the U.S.) recalled because they “may not have had a ‘Superhold’ joint fastener torqued to specification at the assembly plant:” 2014 Chevrolet Camaro 2014 Chevrolet Impala 2014 Buick Regal 2014 Cadillac XTS PHOTOS: See More of the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE
GM Recalls 8.4M More Vehicles, 29M in Total
As mentioned previously, this brings the total number of recalls to somewhere near 29 million cars and trucks in North America. It’s expected to cost GM a whopping $2.5 billion this year, pending the possibility of any more recalls.

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