General Motors CEO Mary Barra said that 15 employees were fired and five others were disciplined over the company’s failure to disclose a defect with ignition switches.
General Motors recalled a small number of Pontiac G6 midsize cars to fix a faulty brake light system in 2009, yet waited more than five years to call back over 2 million other cars with the same system.
Suzuki is recalling more than 184,000 small cars — Forenza and Reno models — because the steering columns can catch fire. The vehicles were made for Suzuki by General Motors.
For the second day in a row General Motors is recalling vehicles because of safety concerns. The latest recall includes 218,000 Chevy Aveo’s. GM says the vehicles can catch on fire due to a faulty part in the vehicles headlights.
General Motors needs 9 million parts to repair the millions of cars that it has recalled since February 7. The situation has frustrated drivers who face waits with unsafe cars.
Two different automakers have announced separate recalls totaling more than 400,000 vehicles in North America. The recalls were both announced on Tuesday morning.
The new CEO of General Motors is going to be in the hot seat on Tuesday, as lawmakers on Capitol Hill grill her about a series of recalls which are tied to at least 13 deaths.
Nissan is recalling just over 1 million cars, SUVs and vans because the front passenger air bags may not inflate in a crash. It’s the company’s second recall to fix the same problem.
Toyota said on Wednesday that it is recalling 1.9 million hybrid Prius cars, including 713,000 in North America, due to a software glitch that could cause the vehicles to stall.
Nissan is recalling nearly 152,000 vehicles to fix faulty brake control software that could cause longer-than-expected stopping distances and increase the risk of a crash.
Subaru of America is recalling more than 47,000 cars and SUVs with remote starters because the engines can start on their own.
BMW is recalling more than 30,000 SUVs to fix an oil leak that can knock out the power-assisted braking.