Fresh out of another massive recall and a record-breaking fine from regulators, the automaker announced a new series of a potential defects to airbags, seat belts, cables and clips
General Motors recalled 2.42 million vehicles on Tuesday, citing potential defects in airbags, safety belts, cables and clips, and raising the recall tally this year to more than 13 million.
The automaker said Tuesday’s recall encompassed four distinct safety issues:
-Lap belts in 1.3 million Buick Enclaves, Chevrolet Traverses and GMC Acadias risked separating over time.
-Shift cables in 1.1 million Chevrolet Malibus and Pontiac G6’s risked fracture, preventing the driver from shifting gears, removing the key from ignition and putting the car into park.
-Faulty airbags in 1,402 Cadillac Escalades and fire hazards in 58 Chevrolet Silverados and GMC Sierras also required repairs.
GM said no fatalities have been associated with the faulty parts, adding that the recall was part of a “continuing effort to quickly address emerging safety issues.”
The announcement falls on the heels of heated controversy over the company’s mishandling of an equally significant recall earlier this year, which pulled 2.6 million vehicles and landed a $35 million fine from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In that recall, the company delayed dealing with faulty ignition switches for 10 years.
GM said it would take a second quarter charge of $400 million to cover the costs of repairs in the new recall.