In addition to the recall of about 140,000 2014 Chevrolet Malibu sedans, General Motors has also added 2.7 million previous-generation vehicles to its list of recalled vehicles, the automaker announced today.
The problem: This recall affects multiple models for a variety of reasons. The largest recall, encompassing about 2.4 million vehicles, is for previous-generation passenger cars with a malfunctioning taillight. The sixth-generation Corvette is recalled for a possible loss of low-beam head lamps, while the 2013-2014 Cadillac CTS may experience windshield wiper failure. Finally, certain full-size trucks are recalled for a tie-rod defect which may lead to a crash.
Models affected: The largest recall involves 2004-2012 Chevrolet Malibu, 2004-2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx, 2005-2010 Pontiac G6 and 2007-2010 Saturn Aura models. The Corvette recall affects all C6 Corvettes produced between the 2005-2007 model years, while the CTS recall is for CTS sedans of the 2013-2014 model year. Lastly, the full-size truck recall involves 2014-2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups and 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe SUVs.
Number of affected vehicles: 2,440,524 previous-generation cars are recalled for tail lamp malfunctions. The Corvette recall involves 111,889 units, while 19,225 Cadillac CTS sedans are affected. Only 477 full-size trucks are recalled for the tie-rod defect.
The fix: For the passenger car recall, affected vehicles could have corrosion in the wiring harness, which dealers will fix free of charge. 13 crashes and two injuries but no fatalities have been reported as a result of the defect.
The Corvette recall, caused by the electrical center housing expanding when the engine gets hot, will be repaired free of charge, although Chevrolet has not named an exact fix for the problem. They have received several hundred complaints on the matter, but no crashes or injuries have been reported.
Previous-generation Cadillac CTS’ are recalled for a windshield wiper system which malfunction after a vehicle jump start with the wipers active. Dealers will replace the front wiper module free of charge. GM says it is unaware of any crashes or injuries due to the condition.
The fifth recall, involving certain Silverado and Sierra pickups and Chevrolet Tahoe SUVs, is for a tie rod attachment to the steering gear which may not be tightened properly. Customers are instructed to have their vehicles taken by flatbed to their dealer, where the inner tie rods will be inspected for correct torque, and, if necessary, the steering gear will be replaced. The issue was discovered during assembly, which is why only a small number of vehicles are affected.
Contacts: Owners may contact one of the following numbers for more information: