GM announces 5 recalls covering almost 270,000 vehicles Friday afternoon

(WXYZ) - General Motors has announced five new recalls this afternoon, in addition to the triple recall that was announced this morning.

The recalls apply to the 2002-2004 Saturn VUE, the 2013 Cadillac ATS, the 2013 Buick Encore, the 2014-2015 Chevrolet Impala, the 2009-2010 Chevrolet Aveo, the 2009 Pontiac G3 and the 2014 Chevrolet Spark.

The recall of the 2002-2004 Saturn VUE covers over 200,000 cars. The company says the key can be removed from the ignition when the vehicle is not in the off position. Dealers will inspect and repair the vehicle. Until the repairs are completed, GM says it is very important that customers make sure the vehicle is in park, or, in the case of manual transmission vehicles, that the transmission is in reverse gear and the parking brake is set before exiting.

The recall of the 2013 Cadillac ATS and 2013 Buick Encore applies to just over 48,000 vehicles and relates to the seatbelts. GM says that in some cases the front outboard lapbelt pretensioner cables will retract, but not lock. This could lead to passenger movement during an accident.

The 2014-2015 Chevrolet Impala recall applies to just under 15,000 cars. GM says the inertia latch may not engage on some LT and LTZ models with a front console storage compartment in a rear impact collision. This could cause the compartment to open in a crash.

The 2009-2010 Chevrolet Aveo and 2009 Pontiac G3 recall applies to just under 2,000 vehicles. GM says a brake fluid issue could lead to longer brake pedal travel and/or reduced braking performance. This was a known issue that has been reclassified as a recall.

The 2014 Chevrolet Spark recall applies to just over 1,900 vehicle. GM says the left and right lower control arm attaching bolts may not be tightened to specifications.

 

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