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GM's List of Recalls is Growing

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On: Mon, Dec 27, 2010 at 12:56PM | By: Sherry Christiansen

GM's List of Recalls is Growing

The most recent news in today’s recall world comes from General Motors Company as 96,000 Cadillac CTS vehicles, model years 2005 to 2007, are recalled for faulty mats that sense whether car passenger’s weight in the front seat could possibly disable the front air bag.

According to a recent notice posted on U.S. safety regulator’s website today: “repeated 'flexing' of the passenger sensing system mat in the front seat could cause the mat to 'kink, bend or fold.' " The report also stated: “this could break the connections in the mat and as a result the sensor may not detect the front passenger and will disable the air bag, the mats must be replaced.”

Of the total 95,000 vehicles that GM recalled, 46,000 are from the 2006 model year, and 33,000 are from the 2007 model year. According to a recent automotive news article: “the recalls are the latest in a string involving GM, which re-entered the public markets last month in a record initial public offering.”

Just last week 111,000 Equinox models from Chevy, GMC Terrain, and Cadillac SRX models were recalled due to faulty anchors attached to the seatbelt buckles. GM also recalled nearly 200,000 compact pickup trucks In November, because of missing child seat anchors.

In addition, the safety regulators are investigating reports of power steering loss that occurred in automotive accidents in Saturn Ion sedans.

And then in another recent announcement GM says 1,200 Cadillac Escalade and Chevy Avalanche models, as well as Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks, will be recalled for the 2011 model year, for rear axle cross pin fractures which may result in locking of the axle and loss of steering control

GM said there were no injuries or fatalities linked to this defect.


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