March 17, 2014 (San Diego's East County) - General Motors has announced recalls of numerous vehicles due to serious safety issues including brake, ignition, and most recently, airbag problems.
The latest is a recall of 1.2 million sports utility vehicles, or SUVs due to wiring problems with side airbags. These airbags may fail to inflate during an accident, though thus far no injuries have occurred, the company says.
The models being recalled for airbag issues are GMC Acadias and Buick Enclaves made from 2008 to 2013, Chevrolet Traverse models from 2009 to 2013, and Saturn Outlooks from 2008 to 2010.
In addition, GM is recalling 64,000 Cadillac XTS sedans made in 2013 and 2014 due to brakes that have overheated and caused at least two fires.
These recalls is separate from a recently announced recall of 1.6 million vehicles due to ignition switch problems, which have been linked to a dozen deaths.