GM Announces Recall of 4 Million Cars
Norman Taylor & Associates
September 13, 2016
General Motors announced this month that it will recall 4.3 million cars with apparent seat belt and airbag defects. The worldwide recall comes in the wake of one death, though the company has not released details of the incident.
As the NY Daily News reports, the automaker has admitted that defect is a software glitch present in many of its recent car and truck models. The company says that glitch prevents the airbags from deploying in “rare circumstances when a crash is preceded by a specific event impacting vehicle dynamics.” The announcement also alluded to a possible issue with the seat belts, as well.
This is the second massive recall GM has announced in two years. In 2014, the company recalled 2.6 million vehicles over a faulty ignition switch that lead over a hundred deaths and nearly 300 injuries.
The affected models in GM’s latest recall include:
- 2015-17 Chevy Tahoe
- 2015-17 Chevy Silverado HD
- 2015-17 Chevy Suburban
- 2015-17 GMC Yukon
- 2015-17 GMC Yukon XL
- 2015-17 GMC Sierra HD
- 2015-17 Cadillac Escalade
- 2015-17 Cadillac Escalade ESV
- 2014-16 Buick LaCrosse
- 2014-16 Chevy SS
- 2014-16 Chevy Spark EV
- 2014-17 Buick Encore
- 2014-17 GMC Sierra
- 2014-17 Chevy Corvette
- 2014-17 Chevy Trax
- 2014-17 Chevy Caprice
- 2014-17 Chevy Silverado
Major Automakers, Major Recalls
GM’s announcement comes as the company has already voiced concern about its use about the infamous Takata airbags that have plagued the auto industry and caused the widest auto recall ever implemented. GM did use those Takata airbags and insists that, if regulators mandate a recall of their vehicles, the company could lose up to $550 million dollars.
With record-breaking recalls and automakers wringing their hands over their bottom lines, consumers need to be vigilant about the safety of their vehicle and their access to the parts and repairs that they need. With these multi-million vehicle recalls, we have now seen automakers struggle to supply their dealers with the resources they need to remedy the defect, putting many consumers in an unfortunate, even dangerous waiting game.
If you have experienced resistance in receiving the recall repairs your vehicle needs, then your consumer rights may be protected under California’s lemon law. At Norman Taylor & Associates, our California lemon law attorneys have more than 50 years of combined legal experience. We know what it takes to assert a lemon law claim and have recovered over $100 million in auto refunds for our clients.
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