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Recall Roundup: GM Issues Recalls on More Than 1.5 Million Vehicles

By: Jeff Youngs, 3/24/2014
During the past week, General Motors (GM) has issued recalls on approximately 1,543,000 vehicles of various brands, from model years 2008 to 2014. Details are below, in alphabetical order by brand.


2008-2013 Buick Enclave
2008-2013 GMC Acadia
2009-2013 Chevrolet Traverse
2008-2010 Saturn Outlook

GM is recalling 1,176,407 model-year 2008-2013 Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia and 2009-2013 Chevrolet Traverse and 2008-2010 Saturn Outlook SUVs. In the affected vehicles, increased resistance in the driver and passenger seat-mounted side-impact air bag wiring harnesses may result in the air bag and seat belt pre-tensioners not deploying in the event of a crash, thus increasing risk of injury.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected harness connections with soldered connections, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Buick owners may contact the owner center at 1-800-521-7300, Chevrolet owners at 1-866-694-6546, Saturn owners at 1-800-553-6000, and GMC owners at 1-866-996-9463. GM's number for this recall is 14030; owners may also refer to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) campaign ID number 14V11800. Note: Vehicles repaired as part of Customer Satisfaction Campaign 10085 and special coverage 10335 have already had the subject condition repaired and therefore are not included in the safety recall.


2014 Buick, Chevrolet, GMC
GM is recalling a total of 355 model-year 2014 Buick Regal, LaCrosse, Verano, and Enclave; Chevrolet Impala, Malibu, Cruze, Traverse, and GMC Acadia vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions. In the affected vehicles, the transmission shift cable adjuster may disengage from the transmission shift lever. If a vehicle's shift cable disengages from the transmission shift lever, a driver may be unable to shift gear positions and the indicated shift position may not represent the gear position the vehicle is in. This could increase the possibility of a rollaway if the driver thinks the car is in "Park" but the transmission has failed to make the shift.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace any affected transmission shift cable adjusters, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in late March 2014. Chevrolet owners may contact GM at 1-800-222-1020, Buick owners at 1-800-521-7300, and GMC owners at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number associated with this recall is 14048; owners may also refer to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) campaign ID number 14V092000.


2013-2014 Cadillac XTS
Additionally, GM is recalling 63,903 model-year 2013-2014 Cadillac XTS vehicles manufactured February 14, 2012, through March 7, 2014. In the affected vehicles, a cavity plug on the brake booster pump connector may dislodge, allowing corrosion of the brake booster pump relay connector. This could cause a resistive short and melt the connector, increasing the risk of a fire.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will apply sealant to the connector cavity plugs, re-route the vacuum pump vent hose, and replace the front body wiring harnesses as needed, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339. GM's number for this recall is 14062; owners may also refer to NHTSA campaign ID number 14V116000.


2009-2014 Chevrolet Express, GMC Savana
GM is also recalling 303,013 model-year 2009-2014 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans manufactured January 27, 2009, through March 7, 2014, with a gross-vehicle-weight rating of 10,000 lbs. or less and equipped with front passenger air bags. In the affected vehicles, during a frontal impact below the air bag deployment threshold, if an unbelted front passenger's head hits the instrument panel above where the passenger air bag is located, the panel may not sufficiently absorb the impact.

GM will notify owners, but the manufacturer has not yet provided a remedy plan or notification schedule. Chevrolet owners may call 1-800-630-2438. GMC owners may call 1-866-996-9463. GM's number for this recall is 14082; owners may also refer to NHTSA campaign ID number 14V117000.

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