General Motors has issued its 30th recall this year for about 500 pickup tricks and SUV’s to fix potentially faulty airbag modules that was delivered through third-party suppliers.
The 500 pickup tricks and SUV from 2014 and 2015 model years will be affected by the recall. Sale of the vehicles from the dealers side have been stopped in order to fix the faulty airbag modules. The owners of the 500 pickup trucks have not yet received their vehicles. The “stop-sale” would apply only to the specified vehicles and other vehicles remain unaffected by the move.
“The announcement of this recall demonstrates GM’s commitment to quickly identifying recall conditions to minimize the impact on customers,” said General Motors spokesman Alan Adler.
General Motors move come after it was announced that Mark Ruess will head the five-member team for determining if the GM vehicles should be recalled.An analyst at Barclays, Brian Johnson mentioned that senior officials at General Motors have been implementing new methods to uncover potential safety issues, which could result in more recalls. The company has recalled about 15 million vehicles this year.
General Motors had recently agreed to pay $35 million federal fine for delayed recalls to fix safety issues though lawmakers argued that the fine was too low and wouldn’t impact other automakers. Several lawsuits are also faced by the company due to ignition-switch issues as GM mentioned that there has been 13 deaths related to the problem. More recalls might also be issued as the reexamination of GM vehicles is set to continue through mid-summer.