More GM Recalls Issued in May 2014: Why Now?
General Motors has been in the news a lot during the first part of 2014. From January 1, 2014 to May 20, 2014, GM issued 29 safety-related recalls. According to the Washington Post, that brings the current number of GM-recalled vehicles to approximately 13.6 million so far this year—a number that breaks previous recall records.
What’s the Problem This Time?
The May 2014 recall involved approximately 2.4 million vehicles. According to GM, there have been at least 18 crashes and one injury because of problems with seat belts in crossover models and issues with gearshift, air bags, and retention clips in other vehicles. The effected vehicles include:
- More than one million Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia full-size crossovers from model years 2009 to 2014, and some 2009–2010 Saturn Outlooks.
- More than one million four-speed automatic transmission Chevrolet Malibus and Pontiac G6s from model years 2005 to 2008.
- More than one thousand Cadillac Escalades and Escalade ESVs from model year 2015.
- About 58 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD full-size pickups from model year 2015.
If you have questions about the safety of your vehicle, please talk to your local GM dealer as soon as possible.
And Know What to Do If You’re Hurt
If you are hurt in a traffic crash on Stevenson Expressway, Lake Shore Drive, or anywhere else in the Chicago area because of a defect in your GM vehicle, then please contact us directly to discuss your options. We also encourage you to follow us on Facebook to stay up to date on important recall news.