General Motors has announced yet another sprawling recall campaign,
with six separate elements covering 717,950 vehicles on US roads.
GM Announces Six Recalls for Varying Safety Issues
DETROIT General Motors today announced six safety recalls covering
717,950 recent model vehicles in the U.S.
"These recalls signify how we've enhanced our approach to
safety," said Jeff Boyer, vice president, Global Vehicle Safety.
"We are bringing greater rigor and discipline to our analysis and
decision making. If we identify an issue large or small that might
affect the safety of our customers, we will act decisively."
The recalls cover:
414,333 2011-2012 model year Chevrolet Camaro; 2010-2012 model year
Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain; 2011-2012 Buick Regal and LaCrosse;
and 2010-2012 Cadillac SRX models in the U.S. equipped with power
height adjustable driver or front passenger seat structures. In these
vehicles, the bolt that secures the height adjuster actuator may
become loose or fall out. If the bolt falls out, the seat will move up
and down freely because it is no longer attached at the height
adjuster. The vehicles are safe to drive, but customers should not use
the power height adjustable feature until dealers can replace the
height adjuster bolt. GM is aware of one crash and three injuries but
no fatalities related to this condition.
124,008 model year 2014 Chevrolet Caprice, 2014 Chevrolet SS,
2014-2015 Chevrolet Silverado LD and HD, 2013-2014 Cadillac ATS, 2014
Cadillac CTS, 2014 Cadillac ELR; 2013-2014 Buick Encore; and 2014-2015
GMC Sierra LD and HD vehicles because certain vehicles may have an
incomplete weld on the seat hook bracket assembly. A loss of power to
a laser welding machine may have resulted in an incomplete weld,
according to data collected from the machine between July 2013 and
January 2014. Dealers will inspect the weld. If it is sufficient, no
further action is necessary. If it is insufficient, dealers will
replace the lower seat track at no charge. Less than 1 percent of
welds are expected to require seat track replacement. GM is unaware of
any crashes or injuries as a result of this issue.
120,426 2011-2013 model year Buick Regal and 2013 model year Chevrolet
Malibus equipped with front turn signals that use two bulbs in each
front turn signal. While the driver would get a rapidly flashing turn
signal arrow in the instrument cluster if both bulbs in one turn
signal were burned out; if only one bulb on either side burns out,
there would be no signal to the driver. Dealers will reprogram the
body control module to fix the condition. GM knows of no crashes,
injuries or complaints related to this issue.
57,242 2014 Chevrolet Impalas equipped with belt-drive electric power
steering. On certain vehicles, customers may experience reduced or no
power steering assist at start-up or while driving due to a poor
electrical ground connection to the Power Steering Control Module. If
power steering is lost, a warning message is displayed on the Driver
Information Center and a chime sounds. Steering control can be
maintained because the vehicle will revert to manual steering mode,
but would require greater driver effort particularly at low vehicle
speeds. Paint may have seeped behind the nut on the power steering
control module ground stud. Dealers will inspect and clean paint from
behind the ground nut, re-torque the nut and update the power steering
control module software at no charge. GM is aware of one crash but no
injuries or fatalities related to this condition.
1,919 2014-2015 Chevrolet Sparks imported from Korea that were
assembled with a lower control arm bolt not fastened to specification.
The condition could result in noise from the front suspension and
separation of the lower control arm from the steering knuckle while
driving resulting in loss of steering control. Dealers will inspect
the left and right hand lower control arm attaching bolts to assure
they are tightened to specification. GM knows of no crashes, injuries
or fatalities related to this condition.
22 2015 model year Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban and GMC Yukon/Yukon Denali
vehicles in the U.S. In these vehicles, the roof carriers may have
been attached with the wrong retaining nuts, resulting in holes or
tears in the roof rail air bags if they deploy. Eight of these
vehicles are in dealer stock and will be repaired before being sold.