The number of cars recalled by General Motors seems to be in continuous growth. Apparently, the famous company announced that they will recall no less than 105,000 more vehicles.
These cars will be featured in four more recalls, so the number of recalls has grown to no less than 34, including the ones linked to the ignition switches issue. In fact, the recall of GM cars which experienced an issue with ignition switches has made a lot of headlines. The defect has been linked to at least 13 deaths, while General Motors has been accused of failing to react, despite knowing about the issue.
General Motors recalled over 13.9 million cars in the United States. All over the world, more than 15.9 million vehicles were recalled by the famous company. Most of these recalls were linked to the ignition switches problem. When it comes to this latest recall, about 90,000 cars were sold in the United States.
In the newest recall are included over 69,552 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup truck cars, vehicles from 2014 and 2015. Chevy Tahoe and Suburban and GMC Yukon SUVs, from 2015, are other car models included in the recall that was announced on Friday.
GM claimed that the base radio may not function properly in these cars. This may prevent audible warnings, when the driver’s door is opened, the company claimed. The company also said that there were no fatal incidents linked to this possible defect.
“The base radio may not work, preventing audible warnings if the key is in the ignition when the driver’s door is opened,” General Motors said. “Nor would there be an audible chime if a front seat belt is not buckled. If they had this condition, the trucks would be out of compliance with motor vehicle safety standards covering theft protection, rollaway protection and occupant crash protection. Dealers will reprogram the radio control module free of charge. GM is unaware of any crashes or injuries related to this condition,” the statement from GM indicated.
Apparently, General Motors is extremely preoccupied now to make sure that their cars are working as they should. The famous automaker recently said that only lower-level employees knew about the ignition switches problem and chose to keep the issue a secret for no less than 11 years. These latest statements only come to clear top executive of any blame.
General Motors has already been fined with $35 million by the federal government. This is the maximum sum of money that can be established for a fine in such problems. The defect that has been traced in GM cars causes a moving car to shut down and disable air bags.