General Motors has announced a new set of recalls which are currently affecting a total of 2.42 million cars in the United States alone.
The new generation of the Cadillac Escalade is currently being recalled because of a problem with the passenger side airbag, which could deploy just partially in the event of a crash. Owners are being advised not to let anyone sit in the front passenger seat until the problem is solved. The GMC Sierra HD and Silverado HD have a potential fire risk because of the of the “retention clips that attach a fuse block to the vehicle body can become lose”.
The Lambda crossovers have a problem with the front safety lap belt cables which can fatigue and separate over time, increasing the risk of injury to the front seat passengers. The Malibu and G6 are also recalled because of the 4-speed automatic transmission in which the transmission shift cable can fracture. The affected vehicles are the 2009-2014 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia, the 2009-2012 Saturn Outlook, the 2004-2008 Chevrolet Malibu, the 2005-2008 Pontiac G6, the 2015 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV and the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD. Owners of these vehicles are advised to contact the manufacturers.