Another 2.4 Million GM Vehicles Recalled

Because apparently every model of car made by General Motors in the last decade has something wrong with it, GM has announced another round of recalls. This time, it’s four separate recalls totaling 2.42 million vehicles in the U.S.

The first recall involves 1.34 million model year 2009 through 2014 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia full-size crossovers and model year 2009-2010 Saturn Outlooks for issues involving the front safety lap belt.

GM says that cables that connect the belt to the vehicle can fatigue and separate over time, leaving the passenger at increased risk of injury or worse in a crash.

The second recall is for 1.08 million model year 2004-2008 Chevrolet Malibus with 4-speed automatic transmissions and model year 2005-2008 Pontiac G6 cars. This recall involves a shift cable that GM says could wear out over time, “resulting in mismatches of the gear position indicated by the shift lever.”

When the fracture occurs, the driver may not be able to select a different gear, remove the key from the ignition or place the transmission in park.

GM says it knows of 18 crashes and one injuries tied to this defect. Dealers will replace the shift cable and attachment bracket at no charge to the customer.

Then there are two smaller recalls. The larger of these is for 1,402 Cadillac Escalades and Escalade ESVs from the 2015 model year. GM says that an insufficiently heated plastic weld attaching the passenger side air bag to the instrument panel assembly could result in a partial deployment of the air bag in the event of a crash.

The smallest of the recalls is for only 58 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD full-size pickups from the 2015 model year. In this case, GM warns that retention clips attaching the generator fuse block to the vehicle body can become loose and lead to a potential fire.

According to the carmaker, no fatalities have been associated with any of these recalls.

These recalls now put the car company around the 13 million mark for the year in terms of total number of vehicles recalled.