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GM Issues Recalls for 300,000 More Vehicles Globally

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 8/8/2014 Conner Golden

Another day, another GM recall. The automaker issued recalls today covering more than 300,000 GM vehicles around the world from a wide range of brands and model lines. Take a look below to see what vehicles are affected this time.

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Saturn VUE

The Problem: Certain 2002-2004 model-year Saturn VUEs may have a defect allowing the ignition key to be removed even when the key is not in the off position.

The Fix: Owners will be contacted, and dealers will inspect and if necessary, replace the ignition cylinder and provide the owner with a new set of keys at no charge.

Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 202,115 2002-2004 Saturn VUE models. GM is aware of two crashes and one injury as a result of this defect.

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Cadillac ATS and Buick Encore

The Problem: On affected 2013 Cadillac ATS and 2013 Buick Encore models, the front outboard pretensioner cables will retract as normal when needed, but will not lock, causing the belt to return under load. The result is increased occupant movement in certain accidents.

The Fix: Owners will be contacted, and dealers will replace the seatbelt tensioners free of charge. GM has issued a stop-sale on unsold models still at dealers until the issue is resolved.

Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 48,059 2013 Cadillac ATS and 2013 Buick Encore models have been affected. GM is not aware of any crashes or injuries as a result of this defect.

Chevrolet Impala

The Problem: Some 2014-2015 Impala LT and LTZ models with front console storage may have the door of the storage pop open during a rear collision.

The Fix: GM has issued a stop-sale on existing Impalas on dealer lots, and will have dealers implement the repair before they can be sold. Owners will also be notified for a no-cost fix at their nearest GM dealer.

Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 14,940 2014-2015 Chevrolet Impala LT and LTZ models are affected. GM knows of no crashes or injuries as a result of this defect.

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Chevrolet Aveo and Pontiac G3

The Problem: On some 2009-2010 Chevrolet Aveo and 2009 Pontiac G3s are being recalled for a brake fluid issue, which could potentially lead to longer brake pedal travel and the chance for reduced braking performance. A Customer Satisfaction Program concerning this issue was addressed in 2012, and GM has decided to reclassify it as a safety recall -- likely in response to Hyundai's recent NHTSA fine for its handling of a similar problem.

The Fix: GM will notify owners who previously did not participate in the Customer Satisfaction Program, and direct them to the nearest GM dealership for a no-cost fix.

Number of Vehicles Affected: 1968 2009-2010 Chevrolet Aveo and 2009 Pontiac G3 models are potentially affected. GM is not aware of any crashes or injuries relating to this issue.

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Chevrolet Spark

The Problem: A number of 2014 Chevrolet Spark models have been recalled for the left and right lower control arm attaching bolts, which may not have been tightened to specification.

The Fix: GM has contacted owners to have them transport their Spark to dealers, where the bolts will be inspected to ensure they have been tightened to proper specification.

Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 1919 2014 Chevrolet Sparks have been included in this recall. GM knows of no crashes or injuries relating to this problem.

In total, the new recalls affect 269,001 vehicles in the U.S., but once cars from elsewhere in the NAFTA region and around the world are factored in, the total comes to 307,079.

Source: GM

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