General Motors has recalled another 2.4 million vehicles, bringing the total number of recalled GM vehicles to 15 million worldwide. The newest recall affects 1.3 million Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia, and Saturn Outlook crossover SUVs model years 2009-2014 and 1.1 million Chevy Malibu and Pontiac G6 sedans model years 2004-2008.
The SUVs are being recalled after discovery of a problem that could cause a front seat belt to detach from the car in the event of a crash, though General Motors is not aware of this actually happening. The risk is severe enough for GM to order dealers to hold all inventory of affected vehicles until they are repaired.
The sedans are being recalled due to a problem with the transmission resulting in at least 18 accidents that GM is aware of.
Additional brand-new models were also recalled for other defects. 1,400 Cadillac Escalades model year 2015 was recalled for an airbag problem and 58 Chevy Silverados and GMC Sierras model year 2015 were recalled for a fire risk.
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