After recalling more than 2.7 million vehicles this year alone, General Motors has announced yet more recalls. The latest round of recalls is linked to potential air bag and seat belt defects. A total of 2.4 million vehicles are being recalled in this round.
General Motors is already set to break the record for recalls in 2014, with more than 2.7 million recalls recalled earlier for a number of flaws. An overwhelming majority of those cars were recalled for a potentially deadly ignition switch defect. That defect has already been linked to at least 13 fatalities caused in more than 40 accidents across the country.
The new recall is linked to potential seat belt defects that could cause the front seat belt to detach from the car during an accident. It is a serious problem, and one that has the potential to cause injuries or fatalities. The automaker has ordered dealers not sell any new or used models of these vehicles until repairs are made to these vehicles. The vehicles that are included in this recall include the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and the Saturn Outlook.
Meanwhile, General Motors is also facing multiple lawsuits from persons who sustained injuries and loved ones of those who died in accidents involving its defective cars. The problem is it does not seem that the General Motors recall marathon is over yet. Owners of these vehicles can look forward to many more recalls in the weeks ahead.
If you own a General Motors car, visit the company’s website to see whether your car has been included in the company’s recent recalls. The company has begun the process of informing its car owners about these recalls, but some of those letters have not yet gone out.