General Motors recall almost 84,000 vehicles over 3 issues

Article by Christian A., on January 5, 2015

The year 2014 marked a somewhat bad year for General Motors Co. as it was highlighted by recall crisis over a faulty ignition switch. That crisis, however, refused to die in 2015 as GM began the year issuing three new vehicle recalls, one of them covering 83,572 sport-utility vehicles and pickup trucks, this time involving an ignition lock actuator with an outer diameter exceeding specifications.

GM expects that less than 500 units have the defect. Unlike the ignition switch recall, the latest recall is not currently related to crashes or injuries. According to GM, the latest issue was discovered during an internal review after warranty party returns.

The latest recall covers MY2011 and MY2012: Chevrolet Silverado, Avalanche, Tahoe and Suburban; GMC Sierra and Yukon and Yukon XL; Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV and Escalade EXT. The ignition lock actuator recall also covers same nameplates from MY2007-2014 that have been repaired with defective parts.

The announced recalls also relate to a defective hose clamp in 56 units of MY2015 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD pickup trucks. The third issue covers 152 units of MY2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC 1500 pickup trucks over concerns the rear axle shaft might fracture while they were being driven.

While the latest recalls are nowhere the magnitude of the ignition switch issue, both consumers and investors alike have come to dislike the word “recall,” especially if it involves GM vehicles.

Last year, GM’s reputation as well as share price was hit by the ignition switch crisis. In fact, GM saw its share price drop 14.6 percent during 2014, while rival Ford Motor Co. saw its stock jump 0.5 percent.

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