General Motors (NASDAQ: GM) on Saturday said that they are now recalling more than 57,000 vehicles sold in the United States for a potential problem related to the ignition. According to the company, there are several issues ranging from wiring problem in the steering column to a sudden shutdown of the engine.
The recall was made right after when company announced that it recalled half a million cars and sports utility vehicles over various problems. Company sold these faulty cars in both the neighboring and overseas countries, including Korea.
The new recall that was made on Saturday, which includes 46,873 Pontiac G8s from 2008 and 2009 and Chevrolet Caprices, which were designed as a police vehicle, manufactured between 2011 and 2013. GM said that the engine keys can be accidentally knocked out by the driver while driving, shutting off the engine and air bags. The car can stall and cause serious injuries.
A total of 10,005 Cadillac CTS-Vs were also recalled that were built in the year 2004 and 2007, and STS-Vs that were manufactured from 2005 and 2007.
However, the company said that they are unaware of any injury or accident caused by the issue.
Recently, General Motors 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 torquing could 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.