Pontiac Cars Canada
The roof keeps falling on General Motors in the form of five new recalls that collectively affect 2.7 million vehicles in the U.S. and a yet-unspecified number in Canada. That pushes to 18 the list of recalls announced by GM so far this year, with a total of 11 million units affected.
General Motors of Canada has issued a recall on 17,267 Pontiac Vibe hatchbacks from 2009-2010 after discovering that the electrical circuitry in the steering wheel assembly may become damaged. As a result, the driver's airbag may not function as intended, causing the instrument panel airbag warning lamp to illuminate.
General Motors has announced a major recall affecting 850,000 Saturn, Chevrolet, and Pontiac vehicles due to a problem with the ignition switch. The driver's key could accidentally move to the OFF position, thus shutting the engine without warning and potentially causing an accident. In fact, over 30 crashes and 13 casualties related to this issue have been reported so far.