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In a massive blow to consumer confidence, General Motors recently issued a massive recall of nearly 7 million pickup trucks and SUVs throughout the world. Reports from numerous agencies say that the recall was issued only after the automotive manufacturer was told directly by the U.S. government that the recall was needed.
On November 23rd, 2020, in a ground-breaking decision by the United States Government, automotive industry giant General Motors (GM) was ordered by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to recall nearly 7 million pickup trucks and SUVs due to their ongoing issues with defective and deadly airbag inflators produced by Takata, a now-defunct Japanese car parts manufacturer.
A recall on the 2011-2012 Hyundai Elantra is expected to affect over 150,000 vehicles in 2016, according to early reports. The recall involves a possible malfunction in the electronic stability control system. A malfunction could potential cause the engine to lose power and the steering to pull to one side of the vehicle. Owners who have experienced the malfunction have compared it to suddenly getting a flat tire or driving on ice.
Chevrolet owner General Motors recently issued a recall for more than 475,000 Chevrolet Cruze automobiles to correct fire problems in the engine compartments of these cars. The voluntary recall affects cars manufactured in the U.S. from September 2010 through May 2012. This is the fifth time that Cruze models have been recalled since their debut two years ago. James O. Cunningham and other Orlando personal injury lawyers are following this recall closely, as engine fires can cause deadly accidents. GM reports that the fire problems are caused by fluids dripping on a plastic shield below the engine. This shield can become quite hot during normal operation and if oil is not cleaned up properly after an oil change or engine top-off, the oil can drip down onto this shield and ignite.