General Motors has recalled about 4.8 million vehicles in the U.S. during the first three months of the year, already about six times the number of vehicles it recalled in all of 2013.
This year’s recalls involve many of G.M.’s most popular and best-known models due to a loose fitting for the transmission’s oil cooler line which could allow oil leaks and possibly lead to fires and problems with the right-front axle half-shaft which could cut power to the front wheels.
A recent recall of 490,000 trucks and 172,000 compact cars includes the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 pickups, the 2015 Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe, the GMC Yukon and Yukon XL with six-speed automatic transmissions, and the 2013-14 Cruze models with 1.4 liter four-cylinder engines.
Having so many recalls, particularly in such a short period of time, is a problem for General Motors, which is still trying rebuild its reputation and is more vulnerable than an automaker like Toyota, said Kevin Lane Keller, a professor of marketing at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business.
“One of the advantages of having a strong brand is that it helps you weather a crisis more easily,” he said. Read the full details here:
Product liability cases among automobile manufacturers are becoming more common. Most disturbing is the reality Toyota and GM likely hid the defects from consumers and the government, thereby allowing more lives to be lost or destroyed by their defective products. There is no excuse for this behavior which is motivated by simple greed. If not for Plaintiffs’ lawyers who represent those injured in accidents from these defective products, realities like this would never come to the surface.
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