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GM announces four new U.S. recalls, 2.42 million cars affected

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Josée Paquet
The auto industry's saddest running gag right now is arguably General Motors announcing yet another recall, except today we're talking about four separate U.S. recalls all at once, affecting 2.42 million vehicles.

The number of units affected by these recalls in Canada has yet to be determined.

First, 1,339,355 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia crossovers from the 2009-2014 model years, as well as Saturn Outlooks from 2009-2010 have front safety lap belt cables that can fatigue and separate over time. In a crash, a separated cable could increase the risk of injury to front seat passengers.

Secondly, 1,075,102 Chevrolet Malibus from the 2004-2008 model years and Pontiac G6s from 2005-2008 — all equipped with the previous-generation 4-speed automatic transmission — use a shift cable that could wear out over time, resulting in mismatches of the gear position indicated by the shift lever.

Thirdly, 1,402 brand new 2015 Cadillac Escalades and Escalade ESVs suffer from an insufficiently heated plastic weld that attaches the passenger side airbag to the instrument panel assembly, potentially resulting in a partial deployment of the airbag in the event of a crash.

The fourth and final (?) recall affects 58 all-new 2015 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD full-size pickups. Retention clips attaching the generator fuse block to the vehicle body can become loose and lead to a fire.

GM insists there have been no fatalities associated with these recalls.

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Josée Paquet
Josée Paquet
Automotive expert