The end is not in sight, apparently.
General Motors has issued six additional recalls, bringing its yearly total to 60 recalls covering approximately 30 million vehicles, according to Jalopnik and the Economist.
The current recall is not for the faulty ignition switch recall that has embroiled GM in congressional hearings, lawsuits, and widespread recalls due to 15 deaths and dozens of accidents.
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"These recalls signify how we've enhanced our approach to safety," said Jeff Boyer, the newly appointed vice president of Global Vehicle Safety, in a statement. The position was created in March to address safety and recalls at the world's second largest automaker. During a record year of recalls, GM has outpaced the industry and has nearly singlehandedly surpassed the 2004 record of 30.8 million recalls across the whole industry.
The expanding Takata air bag recall, which has affected nine automakers, and the ignition switch issue affecting General Motors and now Chrysler, has caused an estimated 40 million vehicles recalled across the industry so far this year. The year-end recall total could very easily triple the 15 million cars sold in 2013, which was a robust year.
GM dealers will be busier.
Recall: Loose bolt
414,333 vehicles recalled for a loose bolt in the seat that can cause the seat to move up or down freely. The vehicles are safe to drive no matter how many keys are on the key ring. Customers should not use the power height adjustable feature until dealers replace the bolt. One crash and three injuries have been reported.
2011 to 2012 Chevrolet Camaro
2010 to 2012 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain
2011 to 2012 Buick Regal and LaCrosse
2010 to 2012 Cadillac SRX
Recall: Potentially loose seat track
124,008 vehicles recalled for an incomplete weld on the seat hook bracket. Dealers will test the bracket to determine if the weld is loose and if so, they will replace the seat track. GM estimates less than 1 percent of welds are expected to require seat track replacement.
2014 Chevrolet Caprice and SS, Cadillac CTS, Cadillac ELR
2014 to 2015 Chevrolet Silverado LD and HD, GMC Sierra LD and HD
2013 to 2014 Cadillac ATS and Buick Encore
Recall: Faulty turn signal
120,426 vehicles with front turn signals that use two bulbs. Driver won't know if one of the bulbs burns out. Dealers will reprogram.
2011 to 2013 Buick Regal
2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Recall: Loss of power steering
57,242 vehicles with belt-drive electronic power steering may lose power steering control, causing the wheel to revert to manual operation. Dealers will inspect and update power steering control module. GM is aware of one crash but no injuries.
2014 Chevrolet Impalas
Recall: Loss of steering control
1,919 vehicles with a loose lower control arm on the suspension. Could cause noise, loss of steering control.
2014 to 2015 Chevrolet Spark
Recall: 22 Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban and GMC Yukon/Denali from 2015 that have nuts in the roof rack that can tear the roof rail air bags.
That is all. For now.