General Motors recalling nearly 780K crossover SUVs

General Motors announced on Friday a recall of about 780,000 vehicles due to faulty gas struts. The company said it was aware of 56 reported injuries but no crashes or fatalities related to the issue. (Tweet this)

The recall includes certain year models of the Saturn Outlook, GMC Acadia, Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave midsize crossover vehicles. GM attributed the recall to gas struts that may prematurely wear, causing the power liftgate to close on people.

Most of the affected models are between 2007-2012.

Dirt can get into the gas struts that hold up the gate, causing them to wear and fail, the company said. SUVs built from March 2012 have struts placed differently and are less susceptible to dirt particles, GM said.

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The recall covers about 690,000 vehicles in the United States, 36,000 in Canada and the rest in Mexico.

Shares of GM were up slightly in early morning trading Friday.

—Reuters contributed to this report.