General Motors announced this week that they would be recalling a total of 282,000 vehicles for various issues. However, on Thursday the manufacturer also announced that its latest recall would affect more than 2.5 million vehicles. In the past five months GM has recalled nearly 13 million vehicles.
About 204,000 vehicles in Canada have been recalled due to various issues. Most recently, approximately 209 Chevrolet Malibu sedans and Buick Lacrosse vehicles were recalled to fix an issue with the front brakes.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, increased resistance in the Body Control Module connection may result in voltage fluctuations in the Brake Apply Sensor Circuit. This issue could result in brake lights falsely illuminating, brake lights not illuminating when needed, difficult disengaging cruise control, the movement of the gear shifter out of the park position and the disablement of crash avoidance features such as panic braking assist features and traction control.
There have not been any reports of crashes or injuries due the problem. GM plans to contact affected vehicle owners and repair the vehicles free of charge, however, no timeline of when the issue will be fixed has been announced. In April 2014 General Motors recalled about 145,000 vehicles in Canada as well.
General Motors has decided to redouble its efforts and resolve issues as swiftly as possible after the ignition switch disaster that allegedly led to the death of 13 people.
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