General Motors has not started 2015 in the best was possible. In fact, in the first day of 2015, the famous car maker has announced a new recall. GM announced in fact three recalls including no less than 92,000 sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks. According to General Motors, there were no accidents or injuries linked to these vehicles.
The company revealed that the vehicles had a faulty ignition lock actuator. Most of the vehicles recalled at this point can be found in the United States and in Canada, as well as in Mexico. The recall includes Chevrolet Silverados, Avalanches, Tahoes and Suburbans, GMC Sierras and Yukons, and Cadillac Escalades from 2011 and 2012.
This defect can lead to dangerous situations, as while the vehicle is in motion, it may turn off power to steering, breaks and airbag function. Naturally, this can lead to accidents in which the airbags are not deploying.
GM claimed that this problem is actually different from the ignition switches issue which determined the company to recall millions of cars in 2014. The defective ignition switches are blamed for 42 crash deaths. A rep for the famous automaker claimed that even though the issue might be different, the potential outcome is similar.
General Motors has set a record last year when it comes to the number of recalled vehicles. The famous car maker recalled no less than 30 million vehicles worldwide. The car maker is expected to pay millions of dollars in compensation to the victims and the families of those who died in accidents caused by the ignition switches defect.
GM has been accused of knowing about the ignition switches issue for years, but failing to address it. In fact, the automaker is facing investigation by the US Congress and the Justice Department due to the fact that it waited more than a decade to start recalling its vehicles and have the issue repaired. From the case involving General Motors every car maker in the world understood that the safety of drivers comes first and any issue that they might trace in their cars has to be addressed as fast as possible.