General Motors has said that the issue of faulty ignition is still persisting and we have recalled another 1.5 million vehicles. The GM of the company said the affected vehicles models include 2008-13 Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia, 2009-13 Chevrolet Traverse and the 2008-2010 Saturn Outlooks.
The spokesman of the company Greg Martin said that “Company is not aware of any reported accident and injury caused due to ignition problem and there is a light in all vehicles that warns deployment of the air bags”. He further said that if a customer ignores the light, the air bags would not be deployed in case of side impact collision.
On the other hand, 64,000 Cadillac XTS full-size sedans from 2013 and 2014 have been recalled to fix the problem of undue brake heating owing to some mechanical faults. Apart from this, 303,000 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans have also been recalled for fixation of seat belts and other safety related problems and these vehicles are not sold for private use but for commercial use.
The General Manager of the company categorically said that “there is no report of injury in all the new recalls and we are trying our best to address the technical problems”. Contrary to this, media reports claim that so far 12 lives have been lost due to ignition problem and the company was not ready to recall all the 1.6 million vehicles till February.
Last but not the least, Congress and New York based Attorney have also launched separate investigations to probe the matter and the company faces sheer criticism for its apathy to the defects that put the life of millions vehicle owners at risk.