This week started with three major automakers announcing the same number of recalls, involving the Lotus Elise, the Chevrolet Express and the GMC Savana, for several problems like a malfunction to the turn signal lamps and front airbags which may not deploy in case of a severe frontal collision.
Lotus has just announced a recall involving the 2011 Elise model, because of a problem with the turn signal modules. According to the automaker, the module may cause the turn signal lamps to malfunction when using hazard lights or the turn signals. Lotus says that the issue may not be noticeable to the driver, increasing the risk of a crash. According to the automaker, a total of 52 units of the model, made between June 2010 and February 2011 will be affected by the recall. Owners of the 2011 Elise model can contact the manufacturer at 1-800-145-6887.
Besides Lotus, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been investigating the 2012 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana, because of a problem with the front airbags. According to the NHTSA, the front airbags may not deploy in a severe frontal collision leading to passenger injury. The recall should begin soon and the dealers will replace the airbag free of charge. Owners of the GMC Savana can contact the manufacturer at 1-800-462-8782, while Chevrolet Express’ owners should call 1-800-222-1020. The affected vehicles were made between June 2, 2011 and October 17, 2011. The recall will affect a total of 1.798 vehicles.