GM stops sales of new pickups, recalls 524K cars

The Cadillac SRX is part of GM’s latest remember. It also recalled a quantity of new pickup trucks thanks to a flaw with the airbags.

Basic Motors instructed sellers to quit marketing its 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-sized pickups on Friday.

The vehicles have only not too long ago started rolling off assembly strains. GM states a wiring issue with the trucks’ airbags could maintain the airbags from deploying effectively when necessary.

The vans are so new that only few of them are currently in customers’ possession, GM said in a statement. The extensive vast majority are still at the manufacturing unit and were about to be delivered to sellers. A few more are sitting down on seller heaps.

GM is currently doing work on new airbag software program that ought to solve the problem. In the meantime, no new Canyons or Colorados will be bought. The automaker stated it was unaware of any accidents or deaths triggered by this difficulty.

The new Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon mark GM’s re-entry into the industry for more compact pickups, a vehicle sort that most other automakers has deserted.

Earlier Friday, GM recalled 524,000 cars to offer with flaws tied to 3 mishaps and two injuries.

The issue in GM’s early morning remember can cause a element that holds the rear wheel in placement to different, which GM explained can make the wheel wobble and lead to a crash. The recall addresses model calendar year 2010 to 2015 Cadillac SRX and 2011 to 2012 Saab 9-4X SUVs.

It also announced a next remember for a flaw that can cause a hood latch to adhere in the open up placement on the 2013 to 2015 Chevrolet Spark.

There are 524,000 cars protected in the two remembers, with most of them currently being in the wheel recall.

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On Thursday GM recalled 117,000 autos for an problem with an electronics module in the chasis that could trigger them to stall or not start off.

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