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GM Issues another Recall

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More GM vehicles across the U.S. were recalled on May 20, 2014. The recall includes 2.4 million vehicles, model years 2009-2014:

• Chevrolet Traverse
• GMC Acadia
• Saturn Outlook
• Buick Enclave

In all of these vehicles, the front seat belt may separate from the car during a crash. Dealers are asked to stop selling new or used models until repairs have been made.

On May 15, 2014, GM announced the recall of 2.4 million other vehicles with a wiring problem. These included the 2004-2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx, 2004-2012 Chevrolet Malibu, 2007-2010 Saturn Auras, and 2005-2010 Pontiac G6. GM has received reports of 13 accidents and two injuries due to the wiring problem, but luckily no deaths.

This latest recall brings the total to 15.8 million cars and trucks across the world.

But, those recalls may continue this summer according to a Bloomberg article citing a Barclays analyst. Drivers have apparently complained to the NHTSA about “corroding brake lines,” and “unexpected failure of automatic braking and headlights.”

The recalls have cost GM about $400 million this quarter.

NHTSA: Reports of 13 Deaths Connected to Recalls Could Climb

According to an article on CNNMoney, the number of people killed due to the faulty ignition switch could climb. It reports that after investigating, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will find the “final toll is much higher.” The current number only includes “victims who might have been saved if an airbag had properly deployed.” This doesn’t include anyone who may have been killed in the backseat of a car with the faulty ignition switch.

The article also highlighted a report released by investigators in the Democratic House, which provides a list of those lives lost due to the faulty ignition switch.

If you own a GM car, make sure you check with your dealership to see whether or not your GM vehicle has been recalled. If it has, take it to your dealer to get fixed. GM is making all repairs at no cost to you, the consumer.

If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident involving a recalled GM model you could be entitled to compensation. You should contact a personal injury attorney today for a free consultation to see if you have a case.