GM recalling nearly 84,000 SUVs and pickup trucks due to faulty ignitions

GM recalling nearly 84,000 SUVs and pickup trucks due to faulty ignitions

On Thursday, General Motors (GM) issued a recall of nearly 84,000 sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) and pickup trucks because of defects in their ignition systems --- an issue which has been the cause of dozens of recalls, affecting over 2.5 million GM vehicles throughout 2014.

Announcing the latest recall, GM said that the faulty ignition systems of the affected vehicles might cause problems that can potentially have an adverse impact on engine power and air-bag deployment.

Further elaborating the reason behind the latest recall, GM said that the faulty ignition of the affected vehicles may move out of the 'Start' position; and can cause the vehicle to stall. The problem may also cause the airbags not to deploy in the event of a crash.

The SUVs and pickup trucks which are being recalled by GM include 2011-12 Chevrolet Silverado HD, Silverado LD, Suburban, Tahoe, Avalanche; GMC Sierra LD, Sierra HD, Yukon, Yukon XL; and Cadillac Escalade, as well as Escalade ESV and Escalade EXT. The recall also probably affects 2007-14 vehicles which have been repaired with defective components. As per the details shared by GM, around 500 vehicles are likely to have the condition.

Meanwhile, GM has revealed in another announcement that it is also recalling 152 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, and GMC Sierra 1500 vehicles manufactured in November 2014. About the reason behind that recall, GM said: "Due to an improper heat-treatment, the rear axle shaft may crack while the vehicle is being driven."

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