Monday, January 5, 2015
The AP (1/4) reports on General Motors’ new vehicle recall for “92,221 full-size trucks and SUVs for a defect in ignition lock systems that can cause safety problems in hot conditions,” covering North American vehicles from some 2011-2012 and 2007-2014 models “repaired with defective parts.” The recall affects Chevrolet Silverado, Avalanche, Tahoe, and Suburban vehicles, as well as GMC Sierra, Yukon, and Yukon XL models, and Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, and Escalade EXT versions.
WHBQ-TV Memphis, TN (1/3, 86K) reported online that GM does not believe there have been any crashes or injuries from the problems. These latest recalls have to do with “faulty ignition” switches that can “move out of the start positions and could cause the vehicle to stall and prevent airbags from deploying.”
Reuters (1/2, Geier) reports that General Motors begin 2015 with yet more safety recalls, this time three centering on the ignition devices in several SUVs. The article mentioned DOT’s fining of General Motors for $35 million.