GM Starts 2015 By Recalling More Than 90,000 Trucks, SUVs For Ignition Lock Defect

By Kamal Nayan - 02 Jan '15 09:47AM

General Motors is recalling more than 90,000 full-size trucks and SUVs for a defect in ignition lock systems that can cause problem in hot conditions. The recall covers certain 2011 to 2012 models and certain 2007 to 2014 models that were repaired with defective parts.

The new recall is for U.S., Canadian, Mexican and exported vehicles.

The affected models are GMC Sierra light-duty and heavy-duty pickups; Chevrolet Silverado light-duty and heavy-duty pickups; Yukon and Yukon XL; Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV and Escalade EXT; and Avalanche, Tahoe and Suburban.

For GM, previous year was also tumultuous. The automaker had to recall 2.6 million small cars for defective ignition switches, that caused at least 42 deaths and 58 injuries.

General Motors is still rebuilding its reputation following its 2009 bankruptcy.

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