The Houston auto recall attorneys at Denena Points, PC understand that since GM’s recall (after a 10 year delay) of vehicles containing a potentially deadly ignition switch flaw, drivers are more concerned about keeping tracks of recalls and the safety of their cars and trucks. On May 16th, GM issued 5 recalls, and on May 20th, the company announced another 4 recalls. Some of the latest of the 29 GM recalls so far this year affect:
58 2015 Chevy Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD pickup trucks with 220 amp generators where the retention clips that attach the generator fuse block to the vehicle body might become loose, leading to a possible fire.
About 8,200 2014 Chevy Malibus and Buick LaCrosse cars where rear brake rotors were installed by mistake on the front of the cars. Rear rotors are thinner and their brake pads will wear faster and possibly lose contact with the brake calipers. When this happens, longer stopping distances as well as brake failure might occur, leading to crashes and possible injuries or fatalities.
Almost 1,340,000 2009 to 2014 Chevy Traverse, Buick Enclave, and GM Acadia vehicles and 2009 to 2010 Saturn Outlooks where the flexible steel front lap belt cables can separate over time due to fatigue. Our Houston auto recall attorneys caution that a separated cable could increase the risk of injury to front seat passengers in the event of a wreck.
Slightly over 1,075,000 2004 to 2008 4-speed automatic transmission Chevy Malibus and 2005 to 2008 Pontiac G6s due to a shift cable that could wear out over time and fracture, causing mismatches between the actual gear position and the gear position indicated by the shift lever. In that event, the driver might not be able to put the car in a different gear, put he car in “park,” or remove the key from the ignition. At least 18 crashes and one injury have occurred because of this defect.
Around 1,400 2015 Cadillac Escalades and Cadillac Escalade ESVs where an insufficiently heated plastic weld attaching the passenger side airbag to the instrument panel might lead to partial deployment of the air bag in a crash.
GM says it will repair the flaws at no charge in affected vehicles. When choosing a personal vehicle, your safety is paramount. And automakers should exercise due care in checking the quality of vehicle designs, parts supplied by vendors, and the work of employees at their manufacturing and assembly sites. Click the link to read about federal fines and a recent shift in GM safety and recall policies.