The recalls continue to roll out of GM.
Only 5 ½ months into the new year, GM has astonishingly eclipsed 13 million vehicles that have been recalled due to a wide variety of defects and dangers. On May 16, 2014, GM announced it would recall another 2.4 million automobiles due to an internal circuit defect.
Click here to read the full New York Times article: G.M. Recalls Another 2.4 Million Vehicles
GM and its joint ventures sold a record 3,160,377 vehicles in China in 2013. Sales increased 11.4 percent from 2012. GM sold an average of one vehicle every 10 seconds and almost 9,000 each day in China. By comparison, GM sold a total of 2,786,078 vehicles in the U.S. last year, running its total recalls in 2014 to above four times the cars it sold in the USA since 2011.
What is going on at GM? Is GM now more safety conscious or are there major quality problems at the auto behemoth?
Click here to read the full article: GM Sells More Cars in China than US Again
Chevrolet, Pontiac and Saturn vehicles are affected. Here is a full list of the recalled vehicles:
In the affected vehicles, increased resistance in the Body Control Module (BCM) connection may result in voltage fluctuations in the Brake Apply Sensor (BAS) circuit. These fluctuations can cause one or more of these conditions: the brake lights to illuminate without the brake pedal being pushed; the brake lights to not illuminate when the pedal is pushed; difficulty disengaging the cruise control; moving the gear shifter out of the ‘PARK’ position without pushing the brake; and disablement of crash avoidance features such as traction control, electronic stability control, and panic braking assist features. Any of these failed conditions increases the likelihood of a crash.
GM will notify owners, and dealers will attach the wiring harness to the BCM with a spacer, apply dielectric lubricant to both the BCM and harness connector and the BAS and harness connector, and will relearn the brake pedal home position, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact General Motors customer service at 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet), 1-800-762-2737 (Pontiac), 1-800-553-6000 (Saturn). GM’s number for this recall is 13036.
GM continues to be the subject of a number of government probes over the GM recalls of 2014.
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