General Motors richiamerà in fabbrica altri 2,4 milioni di macchine con possibili difetti meccanici

Il numero di macchine richiamate in fabbrica quest’anno salirà così a 13,6 milioni. Il 16 maggio scorso il Dipartimento di Giustizia statunitense aveva condannato GM a pagare una multa di 35 milioni di dollari per aver tardato a richiamare in fabbrica milioni di macchine con difetti meccanici collegati ad alcuni incidenti che hanno provocato la morte di almeno 13 persone.

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According to the company’s press release, the four recalls include:

– 1,339,355 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia full-size crossovers from the 2009-2014 model years and Saturn Outlooks from 2009-2010 because front safety lap belt cables can fatigue and separate over time. In a crash, a separated cable could increase the risk of injury to front seat passengers.
– 1,075,102 of the previous generation 4-speed automatic transmission Chevrolet Malibu and from the 2004-2008 model years and Pontiac G6 from the 2005-2008 model years because of a shift cable that could wear out over time, resulting in mismatches of the gear position indicated by the shift lever.
– 1,402 Cadillac Escalades and Escalade ESVs from the 2015 model year because an insufficiently heated plastic weld that attaches the passenger side air bag to the instrument panel assembly could result in a partial deployment of the air bag in the event of a crash.
– 58 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD full-size pickups from the 2015 model year because retention clips attaching the generator fuse block to the vehicle body can become loose and lead to a potential fire.

GM said there have been no fatalities associated with the recalls.