General Motors has another spate of recalls to announce. This time they cover 312,280 vehicles worldwide, including 269,041 of in the US, in a total of six campaigns. In 2014, the automaker has recalled 29,079,765 vehicles worldwide, with 25,754,356 of those in the US.
The largest among them covers 215,243 units of the Saturn Vue from 2002-2004 model years worldwide, 202,115 in the US. It’s possible for the for the key to be removed even when the ignition isn’t in the OFF position. The company knows of two crashes and one injury caused by this problem. Dealers are checking the parts and replacing the ignition cylinder and key set, if necessary.
Next is 72,826 models worldwide (48,059 vehicles in the US) of the 2013 Cadillac ATS four-door sedan, 2013 Buick Encore and 2013 Chevy Trax in Canada. It’s possible that the for lap belt pretensioner to retract but not to lock, which could increase occupant movement during a crash. Both front, outboard lap belt pretensioners are being replaced, and a stop-sale is in effect on unsold models until the problem is repaired. There are no known crashes or injuries, though.
The 2014-2015 Chevrolet Impala needs repaired because some LT and LTZ models have a latch holding the front console storage compartment that could open in a rear collision. Dealers are replacing the latch, and there is also a stop-sale on these vehicles until the fix can be made. It affects 15,386 units worldwide, including 14,940 in the US. No crashes or injuries have been reported.
Another campaign covers the 1,968 examples of the 2009-2010 Chevrolet Aveo and the 2009 Pontiac G3 in the US. There are a total of 2,091 vehicles covered under this recall worldwide, but they include models not available in the US like the 2007 Chevy Optra in Canada and 2009 Pontiac Wave. The brake fluid in these vehicles can eventually cause longer pedal travel and reduced braking effectiveness. There are no reported crashes or injuries.
The 2014 Chevy Spark is also being recalled covering 3,110 units worldwide, including 1,919 in the US. The bolts that attach the left and right lower control arms might not be torqued to specification. The automaker wants the models transported to Chevy dealers to be inspected and tightened if necessary. This problem is also reported as crash and injury free.
Finally, the company is recalling 3,624 examples of the 2013-2014 Cadillac ATS for an issue with the front lights. All of these models were exported and none are in the US. Scroll down to read the company’s official press release about the recalls.