Just when you thought the news from GM was going to become boring, consisting of new model releases and technological breakthroughs, the automaker has shaken things up again with yet another recall. You are forgiven if you have lost track of the number of GM recalls that have been issued so far in 2014, considering that the amount of vehicles recalled has long surpassed how many cars the company sold in 2013, or more precisely 25.5 million recalled vehicles so far. Just for the record, GM now boasts 60 recall actions, and it looks likely that more will be coming.
This time around there are six different recalls for a myriad of reasons. A total of 717,949 vehicles are effected and all range from the 2011 to 2015 model years.
One of the recalls is for a bolt on the driver and front passenger seats. The bolt can come undone and allow the seat to move up and down freely, which could make it hard for the driver to reach the pedals. The recall is for 2011 to 2012 Chevrolet Camaro, Buick LaCrosse, and Buick Regal models, as well as 2010 to 2012 Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain, and Cadillac SRX models. If you own any of these vehicles, GM is saying to not adjust the height of the seats until the fix is applied to the vehicle.
An incomplete weld for some seat hook bracket assemblies is causing seats to come completely loose. The problem supposedly affects less than 1 percent of the models that are being recalled, but the automaker is being extra cautious lately. Included are 2014 Chevrolet Caprice, Chevrolet SS, Cadillac CTS, Cadillac ELR models, plus 2013 to 2014 Cadillac ATS, Buick Encore, GMC Sierra, and Chevrolet Silverado models.