General Motors has announced a new round of recalls that affect 2.42 million vehicles in the United States.
The four separate recalls affect the following vehicles:
- Almost 1.4 million Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia crossovers from the 2009-2014 model years and Saturn Outlooks from the 2009-2010 model years
- Just more than 1 million Chevrolet Malibus of the previous generation with 4-speed automatic transmissions and from the 2004-2008 model years and Pontiac G6s from the 2005-2008 model years
- 1,402 Cadillac Escalades and Escalade EDVs from the 2015 model year
- 58 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD from the 2015 model year
GM says the Enclave, Traverse, Acadia and Outlooks are being recalled because the front safety lap belt cables can fatigue and separate over time, raising the risk of injury for passengers in a crash.
The Malibu and G6 are being recalled because a shift cable can wear out over time, resulting in the shift lever fracturing and separating, resulting in the driver being unable to select a different gear, remove the key from the ignition or place the transmission in park.
The Escalades are being recalled because an insufficiently heated plastic weld that attaches the passenger side air bag to the console could result in only a partial deployment in a crash.
The Silverados and Sierras are being replaced because retention clips that attach the generator fuse block to the vehicle can become loose and lead to a potential fire.
The company says that no fatalities are associated with these recalls.