It's been GM's horrible year. Not only is the nation's No. 1 automaker responsible for the lion's share of vehicle recalls in a record year, but it also has had to announce a recall for nearly every model that it makes.
Of its key models, only three of more than three dozen haven't required the automaker to tell customers to bring the cars to dealers for work, a search of General Motors and federal recall records by TheDetroitBureau.com shows.
The only key models not among the list of 54 recalls this year are:
•Chevrolet Equinox crossover;
•GMC Terrain, which shares the same basic crossover platform; and
•Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid.
A few product variants, such as the battery-electric version of the Chevy Spark minicar, also have been exempt so far.
GM told TheDetroitbureau.com that it is "aggressively reviewing product issues and will not hesitate to conduct a recall if it is determined to be the right thing for customers. We have changed our safety review processes and added 35 investigators so we can move more quickly to address issues as they arise."