General Motors has issued two more separate safety recalls for three different late-model vehicles. Relatively small, mainly precautionary safety recalls such as these have been ongoing ever since it was found the automaker delayed to recall 2.6 million cars with a faulty ignition switch.
The problem: This round of recalls involves three separate vehicles with two different problems.
The first is for certain tenth-generation Impalas for an issue with the console storage compartment. GM says these vehicles have a latch on the storage compartment door that does not meet the necessary Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. The mechanism may not engage properly and pop open in the event of a collision, increasing the chances of injury.
A second recall was put out for certain Chevrolet Aveo and Pontiac G3 models. GM says these vehicles have certain ABS rear brakes with brake fluid that won’t prevent corrosion on the anti-lock braking system’s module valve. Corrosion may build up in the valve’s sides, which could result in increase brake pedal travel, reduced braking performance and in rare cases, the rear wheels locking.
Vehicles affected: This recall affects 2014-2015 model year Chevrolet Impalas and certain 2009 -2010 model year Chevy Aveos and 2009 Pontiac G3s.
Number of vehicles being recalled: The Impala recall affects just under 15,000 cars, while the Aveo and G3 recall encompasses 1,968 cars. In total, this will add 16,980 more vehicles to GM’s mounting recall list this year.
The fix: GM says that the necessary components to remedy the Impala console latch defect are not available at this time. Owners of affected vehicles should receive an update or notification about the status of the recall in October and receive a second letter notifying them parts are available at a later date.
For the Aveo and G3 recall, GM will notify owners and replace the ABS module free of charge. The recall is expected to begin sometime this month.
Contacts: Affected owners can reach Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 for more information. Pontiac can also be reached at 1-800-762-2737. If you have a vehicle which you suspect may be part of a recall, you may search for it using your VIN number and this website.