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GM Recalls Several of its Brands for Reported Defects

Friday, July 27, 2018By Nina Shapirshteyn

General Motors (GM) has already announced several major recalls this calendar year across a variety of brands and models. In April, GM announced a recall of certain Chevrolet Equinox vehicles because the glass on the door windows could cause significant injury. The passenger door window may not be tempered in accordance with requirements under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard for glazing materials. If inadequately tempered glass is broken, there is a risk that it could shatter into large pieces and injure passengers. The recall began in May, 2018.  

GM also announced in May that it planned to recall 207,000 model year 2014-2017 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans that are equipped with driver side power windows. The recall was prompted by reports that that the power window switches can disintegrate. The defect in the power window switches presents a risk of fire. Corrosion may result from liquid seeping into the power switch and result in increased electrical resistance. It is not clear at this time when the recall will begin. GM intends to notify dealers and owners that it will replace the affected window switches free of charge. Owners can contact Chevrolet customer service for a more detailed schedule for repairs.

A recall of GMC’s Terrain Crossover was revealed this past month due to software glitches that may inhibit airbag deployment during a crash. In this latest recall, 88,129 GMC Terrains manufactured between March, 2017 and May, 2018 in the United States are affected. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that the sensing diagnostic system that controls the deployment of airbags may fail to activate when the vehicle is not running. If this occurs, the module may not function properly once the ignition is started again and fail to initiate airbag deployment in the event a crash is imminent. GM believes that approximately one percent of the recalled vehicles could contain a defective airbag deployment module. So far there have been no reports of accidents or deaths associated with this defect. The car manufacturer intends to update the software to correct the problem.  

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