sets four more recalls, covering over 105,000 vehicles
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[June 07, 2014]
DETROIT (Reuters) - General
Motors Co on Friday announced four more recalls covering
105,688 cars and trucks globally, raising the number of
recalls to 34 including the high-profile for defective
ignition switches linked to at least 13 deaths.
GM's 34 recalls so far this year cover almost 13.9 million vehicles
in the United States, including the 2.6 million older cars with the
defective ignition switch. Globally, GM has recalled about 15.9
million vehicles. Almost 90,000 of the vehicles recalled on Friday
were sold in the United States.
The automaker on Thursday released its internal probe detailing how
lower-level employees turned a blind eye to the defective switch for
11 years, but cleared top executives of any blame.
GM's largest recall on Friday covers 69,552 heavy-duty Chevrolet
Silverado and GMC Sierra full-size pickup trucks from model years
2014 and 2015, as well as Chevy Tahoe and Suburban, and GMC Yukon
SUVs from model year 2015.
The vehicles are being recalled because the base radio may not work,
preventing audible warnings if the key is in the ignition when the
driver's door is opened, GM said. There also would not be an audible
chime if a front seat belt is not buckled. GM said it was not aware
of any crashes or injuries related to the possible defect.
Vehicles with this condition would not meet federal standards for
theft protection, rollaway protection and occupant crash protection,
GM said. Dealers will reprogram the radio control module.
GM also is recalling 36,012 2012 model Buick Verano, Chevy Camaro,
Cruze and Sonic compact cars for a defect that could cause the
driver's air bag not to deploy. GM said there was one crash with an
injury related to the issue and it is aware of other crashes where
air bags did not deploy but it is not known if they were related to
GM said it conducted two previous recalls for this issue involving
7,116 of these vehicles with no confirmed crashes in which this
issue was involved.
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Dealers will replace the steering wheel air bag coil, which will
eliminate contact between the shorting bar inside the driver's air
bag and the air bag terminals.
GM also has two smaller recalls. It is recalling 87 2013-2014 model
year Chevy Spark and 2013 Buick Encore vehicles made in South Korea
for a possible defect that could prevent the passenger airbag from
deploying properly. GM said it is unaware of any crashes or injuries
related to the issue.
Dealers will replace the passenger air bag, GM said.
GM also is recalling 37 2014 model-year Chevy Corvette cars because
an internal short-circuit in the sensing and diagnostic module could
disable front air bags, seat belt pretensioners and the automatic
occupancy sensing module. GM said it is unaware of any crashes or
injuries related to this issue.
Dealers will replace the module, GM said.
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(Reporting by Ben Klayman in Detroit)
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