UPDATE - GM Recalls 2.4 Million More Vehicles; Stops Sales of New Escalades

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UPDATE: GM has stopped sales of the 2015 Escalade and Escalade ESV until the necessary repairs are made.

GM sent overnight letters, and also called and emailed the 224 customers who had already purchased these vehicles and instructed them to not let anyone sit in the front passenger seat until the vehicle has been serviced.

GM knows of no crashes or injuries associated with the Escalades.

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DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors is recalling 2.4 million vehicles in the U.S. as part of a broader effort to resolve outstanding safety issues more quickly.

The latest action brings to 13.6 million the number of vehicles GM has recalled this year, a new record for the automaker.

The recalls announced Tuesday include 1.3 million older-model crossovers with defective front seat belts and 1 million sedans with a shift cable that can wear out.

GM is also recalling 1,400 new Cadillac Escalade SUVs with faulty air bags.

No fatalities related to the defects have been reported, GM says
It expects to take a $400 million charge in the second quarter to repair the vehicles.

GM agreed to a $35 million federal fine last week for delays in reporting a deadly ignition switch defect.



 
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