One day after releasing an internal report that found a pattern of "incompetence and neglect" within the company, General Motors announced four more recalls that affect 89,126 vehicles.

One of the recalls affects 31,520 vehicles that may contain a defect that could prevent airbags from deploying in a car accident. GM said it was aware of at least one crash in which a vehicle occupant sustained an injury because the airbags didn't deploy when they should have.

The company said it was aware of other crashes that were similar in nature, but it is not yet known whether they're related to the condition, in which the shorting bar inside the driver's airbag may occasionally contact the airbag terminals. If the car and terminals are touching each other in a crash, the bags will not deploy.

Vehicles from the 2012 model year are affected by the problem, and they include the Buick Verano, Chevrolet Camaro, Cruze and Sonic. GM has conducted two previous recalls for this condition involving 7,116 cars.

GM is also recalling 57,512 models of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 and 2015 Silverado HD, Tahoe and Surburan, as well as the 2015 GMC Sierra HD, Yukon and Yukon XL models because their radio control modules may not work, and thus prevent certain audible safety warnings.

Certain models of the 2013-2014 Chevrolet Spark and 2013 Buick Encore are being recalled for a different airbag problem, which could prevent airbags from deploying properly during a crash. And 33 2014 Chevrolet Corvettes are being recalled for yet another airbag problem, in which an internal short circuit could disable the airbags.

So far in 2014, General Motors has issued 34 separate recalls that affect approximately 15.9 million vehicles – more than the company has sold in the past five years combined.
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GM Announces Four Recalls

DETROIT – General Motors today announced three safety recalls and one non-compliance recall, all of which were reported to the NHTSA on Thursday, June 5, 2014.

In all cases, customers will receive letters from GM letting them know when they can bring their vehicles into a dealership, where all repairs will be performed free of charge and courtesy transportation would be provided as needed.

GM is recalling:

57,512 model year 2014 Chevrolet Silverado LD, 2014 GMC Sierra LD and model year 2015 Silverado HD, Tahoe and Suburban and 2015 GMC Sierra HD and Yukon and Yukon XL models because the base radio may not work, preventing audible warnings if the key is in the ignition when the driver's door is opened. Nor would there be an audible chime if a front seat belt is not buckled. If they had this condition, the trucks would be out of compliance with motor vehicle safety standards covering theft protection, rollaway protection and occupant crash protection. Dealers will reprogram the radio control module free of charge. GM is unaware of any crashes or injuries related to this condition.

31,520 model year 2012 Buick Verano and Chevrolet Camaro, Cruze and Sonic compact cars for a defect in which the shorting bar inside the dual stage driver's air bag may occasionally contact the air bag terminals. If contact occurs, the air bag warning light will illuminate. If the car and terminals are contacting each other in a crash, the air bag will not deploy. Dealers will replace the steering wheel air bag coil, which will eliminate contact any between the shorting bar and the air bag terminals. Repairs will be performed free of charge. GM is aware of one crash with an injury where the relevant diagnostic trouble code was found at the time the vehicle was repaired. The company is aware of other crashes where air bags did not deploy but it is not known if they were related to this condition. GM conducted two previous recalls for this condition involving 7,116 of these vehicles with no confirmed crashes in which this issue was involved.

61 model year 2013-2014 Chevrolet Spark and 2013 model year Buick Encores manufactured in Changwon, Korea from Dec. 30, 2012 through May 8, 2013 because the vehicles may have a condition in which the front passenger airbag end cap could separate from the airbag inflator. In a crash, this may prevent the passenger airbag from deploying properly. GM is unaware of any crashes or injuries related to this condition

33 model year 2014 Chevrolet Corvettes in the U.S. because an internal short-circuit in the sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) could disable frontal air bags, safety belt pretensioners and the Automatic Occupancy Sensing module. GM dealers will replace the SDM on the affected vehicles. GM is unaware of any crashes or injuries related to the condition.


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      MANARC100
      • 9 Months Ago
      Clearly they are having a quick trigger finger on recalls after the mess so far. Good for them i guess but at this point i just dont care anymore.....blah blah blah some car needs a new wire because there is a 1:1,000,000 chance it could spark. Yawn.
        m_2012
        • 9 Months Ago
        @MANARC100
        Airbags not going off in a crash and injuring people. That is not having a trigger finger recalling those vehicles. That is a defect. Lets crash test those models with the problem and give them the 1 star rating they should have. Obviously production software is not being used in this type of testing and GM is literally getting away with murder.
          djtadew
          • 9 Months Ago
          @m_2012
          I drove cars without air bags for more than 35 years and I'm still around.They found a problem they will fix it and that's end of the story.
        hokkaido76
        • 9 Months Ago
        @MANARC100
        Keep on making excuses for them pal. Just makes you look like a shill........
          CJ_313
          • 9 Months Ago
          @hokkaido76
          The hostile nature of your comment simply makes you appear to be an antagonist who wouldn't support GM, and possibly any other domestic automaker, no matter what.
          Jai
          • 9 Months Ago
          @hokkaido76
          Yeah CJ let's support GM in killing more people. Why not? You can't just give a clean chit to GM no matter what just because it's built in the US.
      Aaron Schmitz
      • 9 Months Ago
      The two largest automakers in the World have the most recalls, that is amazing. Maybe because they sell a lot more cars? duh
      Connie Becerra
      • 9 Months Ago
      I wonder how many more recalls are in store for my scary cobalt my fuel pump module burnt up four times in a month but there iS no recall Wtf! Gm refused to fix the problem and No dealer will take that death trap all l can do is pray and hope nothing happens to me and my son my heart goes out to the sons and daughters of this chevy recall.
        CJ_313
        • 9 Months Ago
        @Connie Becerra
        There was a recall issued a few years ago for the fuel pump module on certain Chevy Cobalt's, not sure what years were affected. You may want to see if your repairs should have been covered.
      zigitelekus
      • 9 Months Ago
      This is what happens when a company that should have been allowed to go it’s grave is bailed out with tax payer money and all to fund unions that are now turning around and giving that money back to their party. This is one of the reasons my family and I drive Japanese. Honda makes the best automobiles in the world. They last forever, are incredibly safe, cheap to repair and maintain, cheaper to fill up at the gas tank than anything ($20 thanks to GasBuddy), only cost around 25/month to insure (from Insurance Panda.. woohoo!), and are simply pleasures to drive. Would rather drive my Civic and feel safe than feel like I’ve wasted money on a Cobalt that’s about to break down.
        bossladyk@live.com
        • 9 Months Ago
        @zigitelekus
        Your comment is filled with personal bias. You wouldn't like a domestic vehicle no matter how good it was. Enjoy your Honda Civic.
        jack smith
        • 9 Months Ago
        @zigitelekus
        If you'll remember, even Ford begged the federal government to not allow GM to fail, as doing so would liquidate many of the suppliers that Ford relied upon as well. Ford practically stated that to let GM fail, then Ford would also fail, along with Chrysler. If you think that would have been a good thing, especially considering the state of the economy at the time, then you are insane. Especially considering that the last generation Civic has had recalls and TSBs for cheap wheel bearings, bad paint oxidizing, cheap sun visors that break, trunks leaking, etc. and et. al, then I would say Honda is becoming more and more like the Big 3 everyday.
      Insidious
      • 9 Months Ago
      General Motors needs to make this recall dilemma less confusing. Perhaps list only the cars not currently on the recall list, if there are any.
        Andy Dudley
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Insidious
        Put your real name if your just gonna put "crap" comments on here
      Fadic4
      • 9 Months Ago
      "New GM"
      R
      • 9 Months Ago
      That is what GM gets for buying parts from china, jeeez, thanks gm for helping china kill us,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, STOP buying PARTS OVERSEAS. bring those jobs back here to the us, watch the recalls stop,,,,,,,,,,,,,
        Afi Keita James
        • 9 Months Ago
        @R
        Got that right.
        Tariff The Imports
        • 9 Months Ago
        @R
        While the USA still shuns communist Cuba, there is more an more handshakes with communist China for cheap garbage, including the US military. It's sickening how both Canada and the USA governments have let this happen.
      ebonys57
      • 9 Months Ago
      Garbage Motors is junk.
        Aaron Schmitz
        • 9 Months Ago
        @ebonys57
        Who are you referring to? They sell more cars than anyone, so they should have more recalls. Toyota has recalled more vehicles this year than GM has in the last 10yrs.
          404 not found
          • 9 Months Ago
          @Aaron Schmitz
          Actually, they don't sell more cars than anyone.
          clquake
          • 9 Months Ago
          @Aaron Schmitz
          Math is not your strength.
          Tariff The Imports
          • 9 Months Ago
          @Aaron Schmitz
          Toyota has NOT recalled more cars this year than GM. You may be correct about over the past 10yrs. 6 months into 2014 and GM has recalled close to 16 million vehicles. Safe to say that more than all the other manufactures added up together.
      mini-me
      • 9 Months Ago
      I imagine that at this point Mary Barra is just saying "rip off the bandaid" to get the recalls out of the way so GM can move forward. The problem is that you could not pay me money right now to own a GM car. The new Z06 looks like a beast and is the first GM car that I would consider owning in the last 10 years (before I get flamed, yes I can afford one). Unfortunately I have no faith in the brand and I won't even consider going to a Chevy dealer due to the recalls.
        TBN27
        • 9 Months Ago
        @mini-me
        They don't need to pay me. I will go into a GM dealership and buy another one if their cars even with recalls. Why? Because every brand has recalls more or less. So not being a scared off by recalls, I purchased a GM car because after test driving I found I liked it the most. And I will go back for a second model in a few years. And yes I will consider other brands however reliability and recalls will not be a factor
      James
      • 9 Months Ago
      I;LL BUY A GM VEHICKLE ANY OLD DAY, TO KEEP THE MONEY HERE IN THE USA
      lrx301
      • 9 Months Ago
      Somebody at AB please fix the comment. This is the worst website for the comments. Is this harder to fix than GM cars?
      Lamborandon
      • 9 Months Ago
      What a great company
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