GM recalls 2.4 million more vehicles

By: CBS
By: CBS
General Motors (GM), which just last week recalled 2.7 million cars, announced further recalls Tuesday. The automaker issued four separate recalls covering more than 2.4 million vehicles, including Chevrolet Malibus, Cadillac Escalades and other models.

GM's total recalled vehicles equal to more than 8.5 million for 2014 in the US alone.

Detroit, MI (CBS) - General Motors (GM), which just last week recalled 2.7 million cars, announced further recalls Tuesday. The automaker issued four separate recalls covering more than 2.4 million vehicles, including Chevrolet Malibus, Cadillac Escalades and other models.

Including Tuesday's action, GM has recalled more than 13 million vehicles since January.
The latest recalls cover the following vehicles:
Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia full-size crossovers from the 2009-2014 model years and Saturn Outlooks from 2009-2010. According to GM, "front safety lap belt cables can fatigue and separate over time. In a crash, a separated cable could increase the risk of injury to front seat passengers."
Also recalled are 2004-2008 model year Chevrolet Malibus and the Pontiac G6 from 2005-2008. GM says, "a shift cable that could wear out over time, resulting in mismatches of the gear position indicated by the shift lever."
GM is also recalling 2015 Cadillac Escalades and Escalade ESVs "because an insufficiently heated plastic weld that attaches the passenger side air bag to the instrument panel assembly could result in a partial deployment of the air bag in the event of a crash," the automaker said.
And the company is recalling several dozen Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HDs "because retention clips attaching the generator fuse block to the vehicle body can become loose and lead to a potential fire," GM said.

General Motors says no fatalities have been linked to the recalls. The automaker also said it expects to take a charge of approximately $400 million in the second quarter related to the recalls.

Last Friday, GM agreed to pay a $35 million federal fine for safety issues stemming from its delayed recalls of 2.6 million cars due to faulty ignition switches. It is the largest civil penalty ever paid as a result of a government investigation of violations stemming from recalls.

GM shares were down 46 cents, or 1.37 percent, at $33.79 in midday trading.
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