General Motors continues to recall vehicles for safety reasons

GM has had a record number of vehicle recalls this year

The number of recalls for General Motors keeps on getting larger this year, with GM announcing this week the recall of an additional 717,949 vehicles in the United States.

The latest vehicles to be recalled for safety reasons include, among others, recent-model Chevrolet Camaros and Silverados, Cadillac CTS and ATS sports sedans, Buick Regals and LaCrosses.

Another safety issue in some of the recalled vehicles relates to the welding on the seat’s bracket assembly. That defect has not led to accidents that GM knows about. Another defect relates to front-turn signal bulbs, and still another relates to belt-drive electric power steering. The steering issue led to one crash.

“These recalls will have a significant impact to General Motors’ bottom line,” Eric Ibara, director of residual values for Kelley Blue Book, told The New York Times.  “Ultimately the market will judge.”

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