A safety defect on certain 2014 Cadillac CTS sedans will have owners retuning their vehicles to a manufacturer approved repair facility to have them fixed. The problem was first noticed at the beginning of this year, after GM received warranty claims from customers who said they experienced reduced driver visibility due to an inoperative windshield wiper system. Continue reading
Certain 2015 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV automobile’s may not meet the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) for occupant crash protection. The vehicles involved were manufactured between April 06, 2014 to May 13, 2014. GM’s recall number is 14220 and the NHTSA campaign number is 14V-259. Continue reading
General Motors will be conducting a safety campaign for certain 2014 Buick Lacrosse and 2014 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles equipped with 17 inch front brake assemblies. According to reports, these vehicles may have been manufactured with front brake rotors that are too thin. Initial brake performance will will not be affected by the problem, however, higher heat generated in the rear pads will significantly shorten the brake pad life. Continue reading
A record fine of $35 million U.S. will be paid out by GM after a government investigation into how GM handled the recall of 2.59 million vehicles over faulty ignition switches. GM’s agreement with regulators also includes significant changes into how the automobile manufacturer reviews safety problems and decides when to issue a recall.
- G.M. will be required to meet monthly with regulators and provide a list of every safety problem under consideration, as well as report on any new communications with their dealers.
- The company must also improve information sharing across its different units, make recall decisions more quickly and revise its analysis practices to improve the ability to identify safety issues.
Owners of certain 2007-2008 Saturn Aura cars equipped with four speed automatic transmissions, will be contacted by General Motors about a problem that could lead to fractured transmission cables. The problem has already resulted in 28 crashes and four injuries in the past seven years. Continue reading
General Motors recall for ignition switches that could unexpectedly shut off, has resulted in the company facing multiple investigations into why the automobile manufacturer did not attempt to fix the problem sooner. The recall began in February with the announcement of issues in certain Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 compact cars and was later expanded to include a total of 2.6 million newer vehicles, including Pontiac Pursuit & Solstice, Saturn Ions & Sky, and the Chevrolet HHR. According to reports, GM knew about the problem in 2002. Continue reading
Drivers of certain Toyota and Pontiac vehicles could experience an airbag safety defect that could result in the airbag becoming inoperable. According to reports filed with the NHTSA, the steering column in these vehicles contain a spiral cable assembly which contains the electrical connections to the driver’s airbag module. When the steering wheel is turned, the cable could contact a small point of the retainer and become damaged. The airbag could become deactivated causing it not to deploy during an accident. Drivers of vehicles experiencing this problem will be alerted with an air bag warning lamp. Continue reading
General Motors has decided that a defect relating to motor vehicle safety exists in certain 2013-2014 Chevrolet Cruze vehicles equipped with 1.4L turbo engines. The interconnecting tubular bar on the front right axle half shaft could fracture and separate. If this occurs while driving, steering and braking control will be maintained, but the vehicle will lose power to the wheels. If a vehicle with a fractured shaft is parked on an incline without the parking brake applied, the vehicle could unexpectedly roll away. Continue reading
General Motors have identified a defect in certain Chevrolet and GMC trucks and SUV’s equipped with a 6-Speed Automatic Transmission. They are asking owners to return their vehicles to a manufacturer approved repair facility to have the problem fixed. GM’s recall number is 14121 and the NHTSA campaign number is 14V-152. Approximately 489,936 vehicles could be affected by this problem. Continue reading
General Motors has decided that a defect relating to steering exists in certain Chevrolet , Pontiac, and Saturn vehicles. Vehicles that were repaired under safety recall 10023 (10V-037) are not included unless they were repaired prior to May 31, 2010. Vehicles that were repaired under special coverage bulletins 10183 and 10187 are not included as well. Continue reading