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Recall Thursday: One from Nissan and FIVE from GM

Published by on May 16, 2014 in News Leave a comment

Nissan GM Recall

Yesterday was probably some sort of Recall Day that we didn’t know about, because the two carmaker issued one or more recalls. The Japanese carmaker announced the recall of 104,439 Nissan Jukes manufactured between 2011 and 2013 that have a fault with the timing chain. Nissan hasn’t mentioned whether this issue caused or may cause some serious problems, but just to be sure, all owners will be notified this months and asked to visit their local dealership who will replace the timing chain, chain guides and crank sprocket for free.

But yesterday’s recall champion is General Motors, which has issued five separate recalls that involve around 2.7 million vehicles sold in the United States. The largest one concerns more than 2.4 million units and it involves several models: 2004-2012 Chevrolet Malibu, 2004-2007 Chevrolet Malibu, 2005-2010 Pontiac G6 and 2007-2010 Saturn Aura. The problem with these cars is a tail lamp malfunction that can also affect traction control, electronic stability, panic braking assist and cruise control operation. According to GM, the company already received several hundred complaints and the malfunction is responsible for 13 crashes and two injuries.

The second recall involves 2005-2007 Chevrolet Corvette (111,889 units) with an issue that causes the low-beam headlamp to malfunction. More than 140,000 2014 Chevrolet Malibus with the 2.5-liter engine are also being recalled due to an issue with the hydraulic brake booster, while almost 20,000 2013-2014 Cadillac CTS have a problem with the windshield wiper system that may malfunction under certain circumstances. The fifth recall is the smallest one and it involves 477 SUVs (2014 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Tahoe) that have a faulty tie rod that might get separated from the steering rack.

What’s really painful for GM is that it this major recall will cost them around $200 million, which we suspect won’t be too gentle for the second quarter revenue.

Source: | GM

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