The numbers of cars recalled by General Motors seem to be in continuous growth. The company has just recalled more than 4.8 million cars.
The numbers of recalled vehicles increased from 1.6 million last month to the impressive number of no less than 4.8 million. The newest recalls were announced by General Motors on Friday. The vehicles that were included by the company on the list of recalled cars include now a number of trucks and SUVs.
In the past few months, General Motors has been surrounded by quite a big scandal. The company was linked to 12 deaths, as well as many accidents. It has been claimed that General Motors knew about the ignition switch issue in its cars for more than a decade, but failed to recall the vehicles that might come with the issue.
The first cars were recalled by GM in February. The delay when it comes to the recall has actually brought this case to investigation. On late Friday night, GM announced that the number of recalled cars will continue to grow. The company said that they will recall 490,000 late-model pickup trucks and SUVs at this point. It seems that the problem with these vehicles is that the transmission oil cooling lines are not secured properly in their fittings.
General Motors already claimed that they are not aware of the existence of any accidents linked to this problem. The vehicles that will be recalled now include Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 pickup trucks. They also include the 2015 Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe SUVS, as well as the GMC Yukon and Yukon XL SUVs. All these vehicles have six-speed automatic transmissions. The recall also includes 172,000 Chevrolet Cruze compact cars.
The company claimed that all vehicles will be verified to find out if they are in perfect condition. Naturally, there are no costs for the owners. Overall, the number of recalled cars has reached 4.7 million vehicles. The company also claimed that the repairs for the ignition switches problem will start on April 7, as they have to wait for some parts. The CEO of GM said that safety is the most important thing for the company at this point.