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New Recalls by General Motors

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General Motors released an internal report that said the company found patterns of incompetence throughout the company. So far fifteen employees that have been held responsible by the company have been fired, and as of yesterday two more lawyers were fired by General Motors. With the release of General Motors cleaning house of perceived neglectful employees, more recalls have hit the news concerning GM products.

Neglectful and Incompetent

General Motors has fired a total of seventeen people as an internal review of who in the company is to be held responsible for the delayed recalls that were first issued by the company in February of this year. If you remember, the biggest issue to hit in the media would be the faulty ignition switches that General Motors has claimed responsibility of 13 people losing their lives and over 54 reported accidents. Many industry experts would agree that the number of deaths related to the faulty ignition switches is closing to 75 deaths. In total five lawyers have been laid off due to their perceived incompetence as the company has justified that their knowledge of the defective part over a decade ago could have been recalled sooner had they issued a legal notice for a more immediate recall. Internal reports have stated that executives across the company that have failed to act on issuing a recall that could have led to better results. In the wake of the first internal reports that were released, a few lawyers, engineers, and high ranking executives. The lawyers have been cited as irresponsible by not bringing the issue to the attention of their bosses so that the appropriate safety and legal protocols could be enacted by the company. Two issues that have been most pressing by General Motors are still being dissected by the company via these internal reviews. The faulty ignition switches and the constant problem with the more high end models like the Cadillac brand catching fire was found to be found in the internal investigation.

New Recalls

Shortly after releasing the findings of their internal reports, General Motors has issued four new recalls affecting Chevrolet, GMC, and Buick and 90,000 vehicles. One of the bigger issues that has been raised in the current recalls affects slightly over 31,520 General Motors vehicles where the air bags may not deploy in the event of a crash. The company has stated that it is aware of one crash where occupants were severely injured because the air bags hadn’t deployed when they were supposed to. vehicles that were produced during the 2012 year are most affected and range across the brands associated and produced by General Motors. The vehicles affected are: Chevrolet Cruze, Camaro, Sonic, and the Buick Verano. General Motors had also issued two previous recalls on this matter totaling to over 7,100 vehicles affected.

General Motors has also recalled 57,512 models that are all bigger trucks and SUV’s because of an issue with their radio control modules that may not be working correctly. The models that are affected were the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 and 2015 Silverado Heavy Duty, the Suburban and Tahoe models as well as the 2015 Sierra Heavy Duty pickup trucks. The 2015 Yukon and Yukon XL models were also affected by these recalls.General Motors

There is also a separate airbag recall on the 2013 and 2014 Chevrolet Spark and the 2013 Buick Encore are all being affected by a just as serious but different air bag issue. Unlike the newest air bag issues that may not deploy in the event of a crash, this air bag issue stems from a possibility that the air bags may not properly deploy during a crash which may in fact cause more or more serious injuries to the occupants in the vehicles. There is also another air bag recall currently out on 33 2014 Chevrolet Corvettes which have internal wiring issues. These wiring issues may short circuit and might possibly disable the air bag systems within the car, so that they might not deploy at all in the event of an accident. General Motors has yet to issue a statement on why the severity of these internal issues are coming to light only now. However the ever constant witch hunt that is ongoing in the company might be the key to a rather steady flow of recalls on many models that have been produced in recent years as well as the last two decades.

General Motors has issued roughly 34 separate recalls in 2014 that have affected roughly 16 million vehicles. If you combine all the vehicles that have been sold across the all the brands tied into General Motors, the amount of vehicles affected by the recalls is more than the company has sold in the past five years of sales, combined.



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