GM Recalls 1.2M SUVs

64K Cadillac sedans also called back

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 17, 2014 11:51 AM CDT

(Newser) – As it deals with reports of a possible 303 deaths linked to ignition-switch problems, General Motors is issuing another recall—this time of 1.2 million SUVs and several hundred thousand other vehicles. The company needs to fix wiring for a side airbag in the SUVs, CNNMoney reports. Customers may see a "Service Air Bag" warning light; if they take no action, the bag may not deploy at all. The automaker says it doesn't know of any injuries caused so far.

Affected models include the 2008-2013 Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia, 2009-2013 Chevrolet Traverse, and 2008-2010 Saturn Outlook. The company is also recalling 64,000 Cadillac XTS full-size sedans, model years 2013-2014, over a brake problem. Finally, it's recalling 303,000 Chevy Express and GMC Savana vans amid concerns about their instrument panels. To handle the costs involved in recent recalls, GM is taking a $300 million charge, Reuters notes.

This 2012 photo made available by General Motors shows the 2013 Buick Enclave, among the affected models.
This 2012 photo made available by General Motors shows the 2013 Buick Enclave, among the affected models.   (AP Photo/GM)
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