Following a nationwide recall of hundreds of thousands of GM vehicles due to a faulty ignition, the automaker has issued yet another recall that affects more than 1 million SUV’s.
According to reports, the affected vehicles include:
- Chevrolet Traverse (2009-2013)
- GMC Arcadia (2008-2013)
- Buick Enclave (2008-2013)
- Saturn Outlook (2008-2010)
While General Motors has denied knowledge of any injures stemming from this current recall, the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) has reportedly received notices of seven injuries that occurred due to the airbags not deploying.
It’s believed that three occupants were injured in an April 2013 accident involving a 2012 Buick Enclave, while another involved a 2009 GMC Arcadia that was in a collision that was hard enough to smash windows in the vehicle, yet the airbags did not deploy.
Industry analysts believe that by announcing this recall while the ignition recall is being investigated is the correct action for the automaker to take, while GM is estimating a cost of more than $300 million to help repair the affected vehicles.
In a statement from GM CEO Mary Barra:
“Something went wrong with our process in this instance, and terrible things happened…. The bottom line is, we will get better as a result of this tragic situation if we seize the opportunity,”
This is a continuing story.
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