GM Issues 3 New Recalls Which Impact Millions

Posted at 12:48 PM, Mar 17, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-17 12:53:02-04

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The biggest of Monday’s recalls affects 1.2 million of its popular crossover SUV models that need to have the wiring for their seat-mounted side airbags fixed. The models involved are the 2008-13 Buick Enclave and the GMC Acadia, along with the 2009-13 Chevrolet Traverse and the 2008-2010 Saturn Outlook.
Those vehicles have a warning light that reads “Service Air Bag.” If a customer ignores the light it can eventually result in the non-deployment of the air bags and other safety features in case of a side impact collision.
Spokesman Greg Martin said the company is not aware of any injuries caused by the problem.

Separately, 64,000 Cadillac XTS full-size sedans from 2013 and 2014 are being recalled to fix a problem with overheating brakes that has been responsible for two fires.
And it is also recalling 303,000 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans to rework the material on the instrument panel to improve the safety of unbelted passengers who hit it during an accident. The full-sized vans are typically commercial vehicles not sold for passenger use.
GM says there are no injuries related to the three new recalls.