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GM recalls a further 7 million cars

Published by on Jul 1st, 2014, No Comments

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As you may have heard over the past month or two, General Motors have landed themselves in some serious hot water. The company has recalled a staggering number of cars lately, making it into the record books as the biggest recall in history.

To date, the crumbling company has recalled more than 29 million cars over the past few months. Most of the cars being recalled are US-based, with a few others being from Canada and other parts of the world.

Yesterday, the company – no doubt with their heads hanging in shame – announced that they are recalling a further 7.6 million cars in the US and roughly 800 000 cars elsewhere. Some of the cars they are recalling in this new batch, dates back as far as 1997.

Including the cars being recalled elsewhere in the world with the US recalls today, it brings the total number of fresh recalls to 8.4 million.

The company also said they have are aware of 7 crashes, 8 injuries and 3 fatalities involving these newly recalled cars.

Some of the cars being recalled as of yesterday include the 1997 – 2005 Chevrolet Malibu, the 1998 – 2002 Oldsmobile Intrique, the 1999 – 2005 Pontiac Grand Am, the 2003 – 2014 Cadillac CTS, the 2007 – 2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD and the 2005 – 2007 Buick Rainier.

It is unfortunate for any company to be this deep in the water, and f things don’t start to turn around soon, we might see the General Motors mothership sink faster than the Titanic.

Here is a quick look at the most recent big recalls of the past year for GM:

– February 13th, 2014: General Motors recalls 776,562 Chevrolet Cobalts and Pontiac G5’s.

– May 21st, 2014: General Motors recalls 284,000 older, small Chevrolet cars

– June 13th, 2014: General Motors recalls 511,528 Chevrolet Camaros

– June 16th, 2014: General Motors recalls 3 million more cars with issues related to ignition switch problems (this seems to be the biggest fault in most recalled cars)

You can check out a more detailed timeline with other major events .

Newly appointed CEO of General Motors, Mary Barra, said in a statement yesterday that the company would act “without hesitation” should they be made aware of more problems involving their cars:

“We have worked aggressively to identify and address the major outstanding issues that could impact the safety of our customers…[sic] if any other issues come to our attention, we will act appropriately and without hesitation.”

This is becoming a bigger issue day by day and it sure looks as though GM will have to deal with the backlash of this for many years to come.

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