GM Recalls Another 718K Vehicles

Six separate recalls aren't related to ignition-switch problem
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 23, 2014 2:49 PM CDT
GM Recalls Another 718K Vehicles
A line of 2012 Camaros at a Chevrolet dealership near Denver. This model is among those recalled for faulty seats.   (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Another day, another 717,950 GM vehicles recalled. This time, none of the six separate recalls have any connection to the company's deadly ignition-switch problem, reports the Detroit News. By contrast, the problems are relatively minor. About 414,000 involve power seat-height adjusters in cars and small SUVs—the 2011-2012 Chevrolet Camaro; 2010-2012 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain; 2011-2012 Buick Regal and LaCrosse; and 2010-2012 Cadillac SRX models in the US. Other problems include faulty seat-bracket welds, turn signals, power steering, and roof rack bolts, reports AP.

These six recalls bring the total number of vehicles recalled this year to about 30 million, a record. So far, sales of new GM vehicles haven't taken a hit, but the Detroit Free Press notes that the company releases second-quarter results tomorrow. “These recalls signify how we’ve enhanced our approach to safety,” says Jeff Boyer, GM’s vice president for Global Vehicle Safety. “If we identify an issue—large or small—that might affect the safety of our customers, we will act decisively.” Click for a complete rundown of today's recalls. (More General Motors stories.)

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