GM adding 218k subcompact cars to massive recall list
Wed, 21 May 2014 17:20:35 GMT —
General Motors is adding 218,000 subcompact cars to its growing list of recalled vehicles.
The new recall covers certain Chevrolet Aveo cars from the 2004 through 2008 model years. GM says the daytime running light module in the dashboard center stack can overheat, melt and cause fires.
The recall posted Wednesday on a U.S. government website is GM's 29th this year. It brings the total number of vehicles recalled by the company since January to 13.8 million, breaking its own annual record.
Recall documents didn't say if the problem has caused any fires or injuries. GM says it will provide a plan to fix the problem as soon as possible.
The high number of recalls is fallout from a deadly ignition switch problem that is responsible for at least 13 deaths.
Other vehicles affected by the recall are:
1.34 million crossover SUVS: These vehicles have faulty front seatbelts and they include the following: Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia full-size crossovers from the 2009-2014 model years and Saturn Outlooks from 2009-2010.
1.08 million previous generation Chevrolet Malibu from the 2004-2008 model years and Pontiac G6 from the 2005-2008 model years are being recalled due to shift cable problems.
1,402 Cadillac Escalades and Escalade ESVs are being recalled due to faulty passenger air bags.
58 2015 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD full-size pickups are being recalled because of a possible fire hazard.