Arab Today, arab today general motors expands deadly defect recall to 16m vehicles
Last Updated : GMT 16:48:01
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

General Motors expands deadly defect recall to 1.6m vehicles

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today General Motors expands deadly defect recall to 1.6m vehicles

Chicago - AFP

General Motors on Tuesday significantly expanded the recall of vehicles found to have an ignition defect that can cause them to suddenly turn off, a problem linked to 13 deaths. The largest US automaker will now recall 1.6 million vehicles in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The original recall, issued about two weeks ago for nearly 780,000 vehicles, was linked to 22 crashes where the front seat airbags did not deploy, and six deaths. The defect stems from a weakness in the ignition switch that could allow a heavy set of keys to switch it into the 'accessory' or 'off' position, particularly if the vehicle experiences a sudden jolt. GM said in the initial recall that the five crashes which claimed the lives of six people "occurred off-road and at high speeds, where the probability of serious or fatal injuries was high regardless of airbag deployment." Further review raised the total to 31 crashes in which the defect mayhave stopped the airbags from deploying, and 13 deaths. The recall now totals 1.4 million vehicles in the United States, while nearly 236,000 were recalled in Canada and about 9,000 in Mexico. The initial investigation was "not as robust as it should have been" and GM is determined to improve its handling of reported problems, GM North America President Alan Batey said in a statement. "Ensuring our customers' safety is our first order of business," Batey said. "We are deeply sorry and we are working to address this issue as quickly as we can." The company said it will aggressively seek out owners to alert them to the risk and get them to bring their vehicles into a dealership where the repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall affects the following vehicles: model years 2005-2007 Chevrolet Cobalts, Pontiac G5 and Pontiac Pursuit; 2003-2007 Saturn Ions; 2006-2007 Chevrolet HHRs; and 2006-2007 Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky models.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today general motors expands deadly defect recall to 16m vehicles Arab Today, arab today general motors expands deadly defect recall to 16m vehicles

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today general motors expands deadly defect recall to 16m vehicles Arab Today, arab today general motors expands deadly defect recall to 16m vehicles

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Youssra depended on colored foam

GMT 16:53 2017 Tuesday ,05 September

Youssra depended on colored foam
Arab Today, arab today unveils Joon - the 'millenials' airline

GMT 13:36 2017 Saturday ,23 September

unveils Joon - the 'millenials' airline
Arab Today, arab today Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts

GMT 17:52 2017 Sunday ,03 September

Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts
Arab Today, arab today US-made bomb used in fatal strike

GMT 10:16 2017 Saturday ,23 September

US-made bomb used in fatal strike
Arab Today, arab today Saudi Arabia to unblock internet calling apps

GMT 11:31 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

Saudi Arabia to unblock internet calling apps
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Ministry seeks to improve education

GMT 14:49 2017 Sunday ,17 September

Ministry seeks to improve education
Arab Today, arab today All eyes on May as she prepares

GMT 10:16 2017 Friday ,22 September

All eyes on May as she prepares
Arab Today, arab today Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands brace

GMT 12:01 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands brace
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today Carmakers face billions in European

GMT 12:37 2017 Saturday ,23 September

Carmakers face billions in European
Arab Today, arab today Mercedes pumps 1 bln euros    

GMT 06:04 2017 Friday ,22 September

Mercedes pumps 1 bln euros    
Arab Today, arab today Lebleba is preoccupied in filming 'Back Street'

GMT 08:56 2017 Thursday ,21 September

Lebleba is preoccupied in filming 'Back Street'
Arab Today, arab today France hopeful of persuading Trump

GMT 06:21 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

France hopeful of persuading Trump

GMT 08:59 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

Youssra prepares for launching her program

GMT 18:09 2017 Thursday ,21 September

China lifts 10-year travel ban

GMT 16:53 2017 Saturday ,02 September

Mai importance of gifts during Eid Al-Adha

GMT 19:18 2017 Monday ,18 September

5,000 'Dieselgate' deaths in Europe per year

GMT 10:46 2017 Saturday ,05 August

Nanis reveals simple ideas for home renovation

GMT 18:03 2017 Thursday ,21 September

Alarm over flesh-eating ulcer cases

GMT 06:49 2017 Friday ,22 September

O'Leary: Could ground more planes

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 12:46 2017 Thursday ,21 September

Google likely to buy stake in Taiwan smartphone maker HTC

GMT 11:37 2017 Saturday ,12 August

Fashion designer reveals her new collection
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday