What would a week be without a few more GM recalls? So far in 2014, GM has recalled more vehicles that it sells lately in a year, making for a ridiculous flood of recalls that are hard for the average person to keep track of. If you’re a GM vehicle owner, this is a real problem.
The new recalls are grouped into five batches. The affected models come from the Pontiac, Chevrolet, Saturn, Buick and Cadillac lines and include both newer and older vehicles. A total of 310,189 units are included in the recall.
The first batch is for the 2002 through 2004 Saturn Vue, which has an ignition issue that comes about not when the car is moving but rather is parked.
The second recall batch is for the 2013 Buick Encore, 2013 Chevrolet Trax (Canadian model) and 2013 Cadillac ATS. The three models present a safety risk to the driver and front passenger since the pretensioner cables on the seatbelts might not be secured enough, which means that in an accident or emergency stop situation a person could be injured.
The third batch of vehicles include the 2013 through 2015 Chevrolet Impalas, which adds up to 15,386 units. LT and LTZ models can have a bad latch on the front doors, which presents a problem since the doors can open on their own when the car is rear-ended.
The fourth recall batch is for the 2009 to 2010 Chevrolet Aveo, 2009 Pontiac G3 and 2007 Chevrolet Optra (Canadian model). The number of affected vehicles are 2,091. All three models have brake systems that can rust, even though brake fluid is supposed to do just that, which can in turn diminish the braking ability so that a car cannot stop soon enough to avoid a collision.
The fifth and final recall (for now) is for the 2014 Chevrolet Spark. Apparently some of the bolts on the lower control arms might not have been torqued to specification, which could make it difficult to control the car.