General Motors Announces 4 more recalls this week

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The details for the latest set are as follows:

1,339,355 2009-2014 Buick Enclave, Chevy Traverse & GMC Acadia and 2009-2010 Saturn Outlooks.  This recall is for a cable that connects the seat belt to the seat, over time the cable can wear causing separation from the seat.  If this occurs during a crash it may increase the possibility of injury as the seat belt will no longer work properly.

1,075,102  2004-2008 Chevrolet Malibu and 2005-2008 Pontiac G6 vehicles for a transmission cable issue.  It is only for the 4 speed automatic transmission version.  The transmission cable may crack causing an inability to shift into a different gear, put the vehicle in park or remove the key from the ignition.  GM says that there has been 1 injury and 18 crashes that they are aware of directly related to this issue.

1,402  2015  Cadillac Escalades are being recalled because of a passenger side airbag issue.  It could cause an improper deployment of the airbag in a crash.  GM has told Cadillac to stop selling these Escalades until the recall has been resolved.  Customers who have already bought their brand new Escalades were informed that they are not to have anyone sit in the passenger side front seat until they have had their SUV taken care of .

58  2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks.  The recall only affects the Heavy Duty version of the trucks with the 220 amp generator.  According to GM the clips that hold the fuse block to the body can loosen causing the fuse block to move and possibly cause a fire.

The total of recalled vehicles for GM this year has now increased to over 15 million.

RECALL – Infiniti Q45 Side Air Bags 2003 – 2005

2003 to 2005 Q45 recall

Hold on to your seats Q45 drivers, Nissan’s recalling over 5500 cars. Nissan reports a possible problem with with the electrical connector on it’s side air bag systems. The mounting position of the connector allows small movement between male and female half can create the possibility of oxidation on the metal pins. This creates a poor electrical connection which could result in air bag failure during a side impact.

The fix involves moving relocating the connector and applying epoxy to the plugs to eliminate any movement or oxidation. Nissan estimates that most affected cars have already been fixed during routine maintenance. If you or some one you know owns an Infiniti Q45 then a quick phone call to the nearest dealership will get you an appointment to fix the problem. Don’t ignore this! It’s a free fix to a serious safety issue.

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Recall : 2011 – 2012 Mercedes Benz Diesel’s for fire risk

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Current Mercedes Diesel drivers beware, your car could be at risk. Mercedes-Benz has issued a fuel filter recall for many of its late model BlueTEC diesel vehicles. This is for a defect in the fuel filter that could lead to a leak. The leaking fuel filter could potentially leak diesel fuel on the road causing an accident or in some cases ignite from an ignition source and cause a fire.

This fuel filter recall is expected to begin in November at which time the cars will be brought into the service area for inspection. Any fuel filters that meet the recall will be replaced free of charge.

Mercedes has also put a stop-sale order on all diesel cars until their updated with a fix. If your in the market to buy one of these cars, make sure you ask if the recall has been performed or not before signing the paper work.

Affected vehicles include the Mercedes 2012 S-Class as well as the 2011 E-Class, ML-Class, R-Class, and GL-Class. Owners can call Mercedes-Benz at 800-367-6372 regarding questions or for more information.