Since it first surfaced that General Motors delayed the recall of vehicles with a faulty ignition switch for over a decade, the company has been recalling all sorts of vehicles, both old and new, for a variety of different safety issues. It seems every time you think that there can’t possibly be more vehicles to recall, GM puts out another notice telling owners to bring their car back to the dealer. This has left many confused, so GM CEO Mary Barra decided to provide some context in regards to the recalls.
We’ll let her do most of the talking in the video below, but the point Barra wants to get across is that the company is doing everything in its power to ensure a situation like “switchgate” never happens again. GM says it has conducted a full-scale re-examination of how it handles safety evaluations and recall decisions, and says recall decisions will now be made swiftly and with a sense of urgency.
An example of this is in the recent recalls of certain GM full-size crossover. The automaker noticed the cable which connects the seatbelt to the vehicle could wear down and snap over time due to certain seat movements. The company says in this case it “acted now based on a small number of warranty claims instead of waiting for more long-term data.”
So while we may see more recalls in the future, they should come to a slow eventually once GM has conducted a full review of its products and left no potential safety problems on the table.