GM 'Proactively' Announced 4 New Recalls Affecting 576,649 Vehicles
General Motors (NYSE: GM) on Friday "proactively" announced four new recalls.
Details of the Camaro Recall
The press release states, "General Motors will recall all current generation Chevrolet Camaros because a driver's knee can bump the key FOB and cause the key to inadvertently move out of the “run” position, with a corresponding reduction or loss of power."
The company reported that this condition may be linked with three crashes that resulted in four minor injuries.
General Motors will alert customers to let them know of the recall. The company will change the Camaro key to a "standard design from one in which the key is concealed in the FOB and is opened by pushing a button. The change will make the ignition key and FOB independent of each other, so that inadvertent contact with the FOB won't move the key from the “run” position."
This recall totals 511,528 vehicles in the United States, Canada, Mexico and exports.
Saab 9-3 Convertibles See Issue in Tension System Cable
Saab 9-3 convertibles from the 2004-2011 model years are being recalled due to an automatic tensioning system cable in the driver's side front seat belt retractor that could break.
Although General Motors is unaware of any crashes or injuries from this condition, the release notes that if "the cable were to break, seat belt webbing spooled out by the driver would not retract." Dealers will replace the side retractor in the recalled convertibles.
Quality Concern for Chevy Sonic's Turbine Shaft
General Motors is also taking precautions for the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic equipped with six-speed automatic transmission and a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine. The company reported that the transmission turbine shaft could fracture due to a supplier quality issue.
If the shaft would fracture, a malfunction indicator light could illuminate. "If driven in this condition for a long period of time, all forward gears may become inoperable. The engine would continue to run and all power accessories would function."
There are 21,567 vehicles included in this recall. The dealer will replace the transmission turbine shaft.
2014 Buick LaCrosse Sedans Recalled
Buick LaCrosse sedans from the 2014 model year are being recalled as "a wiring splice in the driver's door may corrode and break. That may communicate incorrect information to circuits that control the door chime and allow passenger windows, rear windows and the sunroof to function when the vehicle is turned off and the driver is not in the vehicle."
Due to this wire splice, customers may not hear a chime when the driver door is open and the key is in the ignition.
Dealers will inspect the drive door and replace an electrical splice if deemed necessary on the 14,765 recalled sedans.
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