With the latest General Motors vehicle recalls, the U.S. auto industry is about to reach the record of 11.8 million recalled vehicles set in 2004. On top of that, GM is close to setting a single-year record for recalls.
On May 16, the company recalled an additional 2.7 million Chevrolet Malibu, Pontiac G6 and Saturn Aura midsize cars due to a problem with the break light wires. That adds up to the 15.4 million cars recalled in about four months. An interesting fact remains that GM was aware of the problem from 2008 onward, but only informed dealers about it without taking any measures to fix it.
However, GM is not the only automaker with problematic production, as Toyota, Ford and Chrysler have also had significant recalls so far this year. Automakers are trying to avoid more bad publicity and fines from government agencies by reacting faster in attempt to fix the problems that had originated in the past.
GM’s management has even pointed out that in order to tackle the problems faster, the company has added 35 people to its recall review team.
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