GM Recalls 92K Trucks, SUVs Over Ignition Defect
General Motors has issued a recall for 92,000 SUVs and trucks over a potential defect in the vehicle's ignition systems.
The new recall includes nearly 84,000 vehicles in the United States, Reuters reports. An additional 9,000 vehicles were recalled in other countries. The recall is the latest GM recall involving defective ignition switches; previous ignition switch problems in GM vehicles have been linked to at least 42 deaths and thousands of injuries
What vehicles are involved in this most recent GM ignition switch recall?
Recall Includes Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra, Cadillac Escalade
This new GM recall involves vehicles that may have an ignition lock actuator with an outer diameter that is too large. This may cause the key to get stuck in the "start" position, which in the event of "significant jarring" may cause the ignition to move into the "accessory position," affecting power steering, power breaking, air bag deployment and engine power.
The vehicles included to the recall include certain light- and heavy-duty pickups as well as SUVs from model years 2007 to 2014. The following models are included:
- Chevrolet Avalanche, Tahoe, Silverado and Suburban;
- GMC Sierra, Yukon, and Yukon XL; and
- Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, and Escalade EXT.
So far no crashes or injuries have been reported in connection with this latest ignition switch issue.
2 Additional Recalls
GM also announced a pair of other, significantly smaller recalls. One involves about five dozen 2015 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD pickup trucks that may have a faulty hose clamp. The other covers about 11 dozen 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC 1500 pickups that may suffer a fractured rear axle shaft while being driven.
How to Determine Whether Your Vehicle Has Been Recalled
Consumers who want to know if their vehicle may be subject to one or more recalls can find out by using the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's free online recall search tool. The tool allows consumers to search a vehicle by VIN to determine whether recall repairs have been made to a vehicle.
GM also has its own online recall search tool that allows consumers to search by VIN. Consumers who own vehicles involved in the most recent recalls will also be notified by the automaker within 60 days.
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- GM Extends Deadline for Ignition Switch Injury Claims (FindLaw's Injured)
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