General Motors (NASDAQ: GM) have made yet another recall of more than half a million vehicles in the North America, over loose joints and worn threads. GM has recalled new Cadillacs crossovers, and discontinued Saab sport-utility vehicles. According to some reports, company has recorded two injuries and three accidents due to same.
GM officials said, “the recall is because of improper torqueing could possibly result in a loose joint and worn threads that could cause the toe adjuster link to separate.” The two recalls collectively affect 524,384 vehicles in North America, which includes about 380.000 vehicles in USA alone.
However, the one having comparatively less number of vehicles, GM said that it would fix 89,293 units in the US of the 2013 Chevrolet Spark minicar, “because corrosion can cause the secondary hood latch striker to stick in the open position.”
“If the primary latch is not engaged, the hood could open unexpectedly,” GM said.
However, the company said that they haven’t received any crashes or injuries due to this issue, and company will be importing about 13,000 vehicles from Korea, which will be parked in US till they are fixed.
Company has already made so many recalls this year that it is declining its value in the market; buyers are now more attracted to other vehicles instead of those which are made by GM.
General Motors, a few weeks ago, was also in the news to recall the vehicles across the continent over an issue of air bags. Air bags were faulty due to an issue in the circuit and were not able to open at the right time.
The defects on which GM are re-calling its cars are life threating and can result in serious injuries and death.