Yesterday, General Motors announced three new recalls affecting a total of 1.5 million vehicles, on top of the existing 1.6 million vehicles which were recalled over faulty ignition switches. The additional recalls are the result of a comprehensive internal safety review spearheaded by GM CEO Mary Barra, and involve Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans, Cadillac XTS full-size sedans, and Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia and Chevrolet Traverse full-size CUVs.
Accompanying the announcement of the initial recalls, Barra has issued a video statement providing an update on where things stand for the ignition switch recalls. She says that GM’s supplier, Delphi, has added a production line to help speed up the availability of the replacement switches, adding that letters to owners should be available to send out by the second week of April.
Barra also noted GM is doubling back on its pending product reviews, bringing them forward and resolving them as quickly as possible, hence the additional recalls announced Monday. She added that the automaker is conducting “an intense review” of its internal processes, and will have more developments regarding to recalls in the near future.
“The bottom line is we will be better because of this tragic situation if we seize the opportunity, and I believe we will do just that,” Barra said. Watch (video might not be friendly to all mobile devices):