GM Issues 3 More Recalls
New ones affect 474K vehicles
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 27, 2014 6:13 PM CDT
File photo of a Chevrolet Silverado.   (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

(Newser) – General Motors extended its record-breaking string of safety problems today with three more recalls, including a large one involving its top-selling vehicle. The recalls, part of a top-to-bottom safety review, bring the company's total for the year to 48, covering more than 20 million cars and trucks. That beats GM's old full-year record of 10.75 million in 2004. Today's recalls cover 474,000 vehicles worldwide for a variety of problems.

The largest affects almost 467,000 four-wheel-drive Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups, as well as GMC Yukon and Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban SUVs. The Sierra is GM's top-selling vehicle. The company said a software glitch can cause the transmission transfer cases to shift into neutral on their own on 2014 and 2015 models. That can cause loss of power, or it can let the trucks roll away if parked. GM says it knows of no crashes or injuries. The other recalls are much smaller and also had no reported injuries. (Meanwhile, GM sales are up.)

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Lou Bernardo
Jun 29, 2014 10:26 PM CDT
Government Motors problems reminds me of the jokes about the Soviet Union's government made cars that fell apart, and the Yugo made by the former Yugoslovia government. GM should have gone belly up and saved a lot of taxpayer money and even a a few taxpayers who died in their crappy vehicles. Remember GM's slogan? As General Motors goes, so goes the Nation. OR: Chevy, the heart beat of America. Well, the Nation is dying under Obama and the democraps and the heartbeat grows weaker.
flatnosepete
Jun 28, 2014 6:24 PM CDT
Calling all low-IQ right-wingers, All of this crap that has been going on at GM just goes to prove that Michael Moore was correct in his film "Roger and Me". Signed, LMFAO
Arthur Machado
Jun 28, 2014 8:08 AM CDT
Funny how this series of train wreck disasters came out after the United States sold its stock even though it has been known about for years.