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GM recalls over 1.5 million vehicles for air bag issues


General Motors announced Monday it was recalling over 1.5 million vehicles for problems with air bags and other issues.

The automaker is currently facing multiple investigations into its handling of a recall involving over 1.6 million small cars for faulty ignition switches. The recalls announced Monday are unrelated, but GM did say they were included in a broad safety review that was prompted by the ignition switch issue, which was linked to 12 deaths. Older models of the Chevrolet Cobalt, Pontiac G5s, Saturn Ion, Chevrolet HHR, Pontiac Solstice, and Saturn Sky were all included in the ignition switch recall.

The vehicles involved in both recalls are expected to cost GM about $300 million to repair in the first quarter. The recalls announced Monday include:

  • 1.18 million SUVs: Side and front center air bags and seat belt pretensioners may not deploy if an air bag warning light on the dashboard is ignored by drivers
    • Involves: 2008-2013 Buick Enclaves and GMC Acadias, 2009-2013 Chevrolet Traverses, 2008-2010 Saturn Outlooks
  • 303,000 2009-2014 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans: Material on the instrument panel may not provide adequate protection for unbelted passengers' heads in case of a crash
  • 63,900 2013-2014 Cadillac XTS sedans: A plug in the brake assembly could get dislodged and short, increasing the risk of a fire in the engine compartment

GM said it did not know of any injuries related Monday's recalls.

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