General Motors continues to issue recall after recall. Since the latest major recall the company issued, several models were recalled for problems related to ignition complications that could cause the engine to go off unexpectedly.
This issue was linked to thirteen deaths, which led to major public scrutiny and a litany of GM lawsuits.
Now, General Motors reported that two issues were found in certain GMC, Chevrolet, Buick and Saturn vehicles and the recall campaigns were released. The reports show that the affected vehicles by one of the recalls come with certain flexible cables that maintain the seat belts connected to the front outboard seating positions. According to GM, because the flexible steel cable may fatigue over time, the essential part may become separated, increasing the risk of a possible injury, considering that the seat belt might snap in a collision, causing the occupant to be exposed to major impact risks as a result.
The vehicles affected by this particular issue include all 2009 through 2014 GMC Acadia, Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and all units of the 2009 and 2010 Saturn Outlook.
GM has indicated that while an official date hasn’t been picked as its notification period, consumers with the recalled vehicles should soon be contacted to have their vehicles inspected and all potentially affected parts replaced for fully functional parts. Any repair should be carried out for free.
The second recall affects all units of the 2004 through 2008 Chevrolet Aveo models. The affected vehicles could pose major risks to occupants mainly because of an overheating problem.
According to GM, the Aveo vehicles that were manufactured before the company recovered from its near bankruptcy were equipped with daytime running lights, known as DRL, that could overheat while in use. This problem would cause the device to overheat inside of the center console, causing the module to be exposed to a possible melting risk. Because this problem could cause the vehicle to experience a fire, the company has indicated that it poses a risk to the vehicle owner. The recall was issued recently and GM has yet to set an official notification schedule for this particular recall.
The firm has indicated that the remedy for this problem is still being developed.
If you have been affected and you are not sure of how to proceed until a remedy has been developed, follow this link to read the official recall announcement published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.