Good news: GM didn’t recall as many cars as originally thought
General Motors has recalled one of its auto recalls. Only some 2014 Cadillac CTS’s need fixes, not all of them, as the automaker had previously said.
GM (GM) issued six recalls covering 8.4 million cars Monday, but only 264 CTS’s with coupe or wagon bodies are included. These cars were built before a redesigned version of the model was introduced.
The Monday recalls brought the total number of GM vehicles affected to 29 million for 2014, more than all of the cars recalled during the entirety of 2013 by all auto makers. This year, GM has recalled three times the number of cars it sold in 2013.
GM’s recall troubles started over faulty ignition switches installed in cars for over the course of a decade, leading to 13 deaths. It later emerged that the company had known about the problems for years but failed to warn consumers. GM announced a plan Monday to financially compensate victims and survivors of people who died.