Washington, D.C. – December 3, 2022 – General Motors (NYSE: GM), which owns the Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac brands, recalled over 1.7 million vehicles in nine different GM recalls in the past six months.
Some of the most prominent recalls are included below. Read on to find out if your vehicle is affected.
Daytime running lights that are always on
In late November, GM recalled a large batch of SUVs because their daytime running lights would stay on even when they should not. This may potentially blind oncoming motorists, increasing the risk of an accident. More than 300,000 vehicles were affected by this recall, including:
- 2021 Cadillac Escalade
- 2021 Cadillac Escalade ESV
- 2021 Chevrolet Suburban
- 2021 Cadillac Tahoe
- 2021 GMC Yukon
- 2021 GMC Yukon XL
In September, GM recalled approximately 120,000 city cars because their hood latches may corrode. If this happens, the hood may open while driving, obstructing the driver’s field of view and increasing the risk of an injury. The following cars were affected by this recall:
- 2013 – 2015 Chevrolet Spark
- 2014 – 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV
Seat and seat belt issues
Seat belts that may detach during a crash, increasing the risk of an injury, were the cause of a GM recall that took place in August 2022. In total, almost half a million SUVs were affected by this issue, including:
- 2021 – 2022 Cadillac Escalade
- 2021 – 2022 Cadillac Escalade ESV
- 2021 – 2022 Chevrolet Suburban
- 2021 – 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe
- 2021 – 2022 GMC Yukon
- 2021 – 2022 GMC Yukon XL
More recently, in October, approximately 7,000 cars were recalled because the driver’s seat belt potentially not being able to restrain the occupant in the event of a crash. The following models were affected by this issue:
- 2022 – 2023 Chevrolet Equinox
- 2022 GMC Terrain
Defective brake boosters
In July, there was a Buick recall for over 20,000 cars because their brake boosters could fail to engage. This would prolong the stopping distance, upping the risk of a crash.
Windscreen wipers falling apart
Back in April 2022, GM recalled a large number of their SUVs because their windshield wipers could detach, which would reduce visibility and increase the risk of a crash and injury. Almost 700,000 cars were affected by this recall, including:
- 2014 – 2015 Chevrolet Equinox
- 2014 – 2015 GMC Terrain
Is your vehicle part of a recall?
At this moment, various GM engine issues and other problems had caused roughly 1.7 million of their cars to be recalled in the past six months. To do a GM recall check and see if yours is affected by any of them, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.