Automaker giant General Motors Co. announced that will recall 1.5 million vehicles. Out of those, some 1.2 million are 2008-13 Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia sport-utility vehicles, 2009-13 Chevrolet Traverse SUVs and 2008-10 Saturn Outlook SUVs – all for an air bag problem.
Additionally, the company recalled 303,00o Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans from the 2009-14 model years and 63,900 Cadillac XTS sedans from the 2013 and 2014 model years.
What’s more, GM has faced harsh criticism for not fixing fast enough an ignition switch problem in Chevrolet Cobalts and other small sedans. That problem has been linked to 12 fatal crashes, and some say it might be responsible for close to 300 deaths.
Even though GM recalled the vehicles, the problems have been known for a decade, according to company documentation.
“Today’s announcement underscores the focus we’re putting on the safety and peace of mind of our customers. We are conducting an intense review of our internal processes and will have more developments to announce as we move forward,” said Mary Barra, GM’s chief executive. “I asked our team to redouble our efforts on our pending product reviews, bring them forward and resolve them quickly,” Barra said.
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