After delaying the recall of 2.6 million vehicles, General Motors has already
paid a $35 million dollar settlement to the U.S. Transportation Department.
That recall was over faulty ignition switches that have caused 13 reported
deaths so far.
In addition to the faulty ignition recalls, several other recalls have
been issued by GM for issues with airbags, fire hazards, shifter cables,
and faulty lap belts, among others. The majority of these recalls were
for vehicles produced between 2004 and 2010, but have now begun to extend
to 2014 and 2015 vehicles.
Some of the vehicles on the recall list include the following:
- Pontiac G6
- Buick Enclave
- Saturn Outlook
- GMC Acadia
- Chevrolet Silverado
- GMC Sierra
With these recalls being added to the list, GM has now recalled 13.8 million
vehicles, which is more than the 12.2 million cars GM sold between 2009 and 2013.