GM issues four safety recalls covering 89,000 vehicles in the US

Article by Christian A., on June 9, 2014

General Motors has issued four safety recalls covering about 89,000 newer car and truck models in the United States. One of the recalls coverd 57,512 units of MY2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierras, MY2015 Silverado and Sierras, MY2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban and MY2015 Yukon and Yukon XL SUVs – over an issue with the base radio, which might not let out an audible warning when the key is in the ignition and when the driver's door is open.

The radio might also fail to raise an alarm over an unbuckled seatbelt. GM said that it has no knowledge of any related injuries, adding that dealers will reprogram the radio control module. Another recall was for 31,520 MY2012 Buick Verano, Chevrolet Camaro, Cruze and Sonic cars a possible glitch that could prevent the airbag from deploying.

The cars' "shorting bar" inside the airbag could "occasionally contact" the airbag terminals, thereby making a warning light to come on and possibly preventing deployment of the airbag during a crash. GM said it is aware of several crashes that may be related to the issue.

GM had issued two recalls for the same issue covering 7,116 cars. Another recall concerns 61 MY2013 and MY2014 Chevy Spark and MY2013 Buick Encores over am issue that could prevent the passenger airbag from deploying properly.

GM said it is aware of no related crashes. The last of the four recalls covers 33 MY2014 Chevrolet Corvettes for a short circuit in the sensing and diagnostic module, which could disable the front airbags. The four latest recalls brings the number of callbacks so far in the year to 34 covering 13.9 million vehicles in the US and 15.9 million in North America.

The total number, however, covers some vehicles that have been recalled more than once. GM is currently reviewing of potential safety issues after recalling of 2.6 million Chevrolet Cobalts, Saturn Ions and other older cars over a faulty ignition switch tied to at least 13 deaths.

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