General Motors is continuing to announce new recalls with six separate campaigns which are covering nearly three quarters of a million cars found on U.S. roads.
The first recall is affecting a total of 414,333 units of the 2011 – 2012 Chevrolet Camaro, the 2010 – 2012 Chevrolet Equinox, the GMC Terrain and Cadillac SRX, and the 2011 – 2012 Buick LaCrosse and Regal, equipped with height adjustable power seats because of the height adjuster actuator which can fall out completely. Drivers will not be able to adjust their seats if this happen but vehicles will be safe to drive. Even so, one crash and three injuries have been reported because of this problem.
A total of 124,008 units of the 2014 Chevrolet Caprice, Chevrolet SS, 2013 – 2014 Cadillac ATS, 2014 Cadillac CTS and ELR and Chevrolet Silverado will be affected by the second recall. These vehicles can encounter a sudden loss of power due to the “incomplete weld on the seat hook bracket assembly”. No accidents or injuries have been reported related to this issue.
The third recall is affecting 120,426 units of the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu because of the turn signal bulbs. These cars are using two bulbs and if both of them are out, the driver is notified but if only one of them is, the driver is unaware of the problem.
A fourth issue is affecting the 2014 Chevrolet Impala in vehicles equipped with the belt-driven electric power steering. GM says that the bad electric ground of the power steering control module can lead to loss or reduction of steering assistance, increasing the risk of a crash. No crashes have been reported yet.
The fifth problem is involving the Chevrolet Spark from the 2014 – 2015 model years and it covers 1,900 units. The lower control arm bolt hasn’t been fastened to specs and it can lead to a separation of the control arm from the steering knuckle. The last recall is affecting 22 units of the Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban, GMC Yukon and Yukon Denali because of the poor connected interior roof rails. Because of an incorrect retaining nut, this can puncture the roof mounted airbags.