General Motors said Tuesday it will recall another 2.42 million vehicles in the U.S., lifting the number of cars it has recalled so far in 2014 for more than 15 million.
The automaker also said it is doubling the charge it expects to take in the second quarter to about $400 million, mostly for recall-related repairs.
According to the company's press release, the four recalls announced Tuesday include:
- 1,339,355 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia full-size crossovers from the 2009-2014 model years and Saturn Outlooks from 2009-2010 because front safety lap belt cables can fatigue and separate over time. In a crash, a separated cable could increase the risk of injury to front seat passengers.
- 1,075,102 of the previous generation 4-speed automatic transmission Chevrolet Malibu and from the 2004-2008 model years and Pontiac G6 from the 2005-2008 model years because of a shift cable that could wear out over time, resulting in mismatches of the gear position indicated by the shift lever.
- 1,402 Cadillac Escalades and Escalade ESVs from the 2015 model year because an insufficiently heated plastic weld that attaches the passenger side air bag to the instrument panel assembly could result in a partial deployment of the air bag in the event of a crash.
- 58 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD full-size pickups from the 2015 model year because retention clips attaching the generator fuse block to the vehicle body can become loose and lead to a potential fire.
GM said there have been no fatalities associated with the recalls.
The company's shares hit session lows following the news Tuesday.
GM has been dealing with a public relations crisis brought on by its handling of the faulty switches, which led last week to a record fine of $35 million by U.S. safety regulators.
The company faces investigations by the U.S Department of Justice, Congress, the SEC and several states on why it took so long to recall cars linked to the issue, which was first noticed in 2001. GM recalled the cars earlier this year.