General Motors (NASDAQ:GM) is on recall spree as it has added another 89,000 cars to its 2.5 million recalled cars list for safety measures, since February 2014. The new recall issued by General Motors because of the faulty airbags and other issues.
GM announced that its recalling 31,250 cars of 2012 model years due to the problems in airbags that might cause the deploying problem during accidents. These cars includes GM Buick Verano, Chevrolet Cruze, Camaro and Sonic compact cars. The company has also said that at least one person was hurt in a crash due to this problem.
The deployment of the airbag was affected because of a shorting bar, which is a small metal tab designed to keep the airbag concealed during the installation process. And if the car crashes in a way that this shorting bar comes in contact with the airbag electrical terminals, then the airbag will not deploy. Recently GM has recalled over 7,000 cars for the same reason.
In an another announcement, General Motors issued a recall on 61 cars including Chevrolet Sparks of 2013-2014 model year and Buick Encores of 2013 model year because of a passenger airbag issue. In the same announcement, GM has also recalled 33 Chevrolet Corvettes of 2014 model year as a short circuit could affect the deployment of airbags and it could also affect the seat-belts too.
GM has issued another recall on 57,512 vehicles because of the non-working of the base radio and the autos includes, 2014 Chevrolet Silverado LD, 2014 GMC Sierra LD and 2015 Silverado HD, Tahoe, Suburban, GMC Sierra HD, Yukon and Yukon XL. Because of this issue, the base radio wasn’t giving the warning sound when the key is in the ignition and the front seat-belt is not buckled or the driver’s door is not closed properly.
GM’s recent large recall was issued because of ignition switch problem in older-model Chevrolet Cobalt, Saturn Ion and oter small vehicles that linked to the death of 13 people, according to the company. This ignition switch problem affected the engine to shut off automatically and that could disable the power-assisted brakes and steering, airbags and causing the drivers difficult to control the vehicle. However, the new recalls issued are not serious as the earlier one.
Earlier, 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.