General Motors’ (GM) recall headache continues to grow. The automaker recalled another 2.4 million U.S. cars and trucks on May 20, including 1.3 million popular late-model crossover vehicles, and 1.1 million older cars. The crossover SUVs being recalled — Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook — have a problem that can cause the front seat belt to separate from the car during a crash. GM said it is a serious enough problem that it is ordering dealers not to sell new or used models of the vehicles until repairs are made. The model years involved are 2009 to 2014.
So far in 2014, GM has recalled 13.6 million vehicles in the U.S. and a total of 15 million worldwide. GM said there have been no injuries or deaths associated with the recalls. But there were 18 accidents tied to a problem with the transmissions in 1.1 million Chevy Malibus and Pontiac G6s. That recall covered model years from 2004 through 2008.
GM also recalled 1,400 2015 Cadillac Escalades for an airbag problem, as well as 58 2015 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra being recalled due to a fire risk. That is one of two recalls GM has announced this year of less than 100 vehicles. GM said the recall announced on May 20 will cost $200 million, bringing total charges for this quarter up to $400 million. Last quarter the company took a $1.3 billion charge associated with recalls. Those charges are only for the cost of repairs, not fines or potential payments to those injured or killed.
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