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<p>Filed under: <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/recalls-tsbs/" rel="tag">Recalls</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/safety/" rel="tag">Safety</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/videos/" rel="tag">Videos</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/buick/" rel="tag">Buick</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/cadillac/" rel="tag">Cadillac</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/chevrolet/" rel="tag">Chevrolet</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/gm/" rel="tag">GM</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/gmc/" rel="tag">GMC</a></p><a href="/2014/03/17/gm-3-recalls-1.7-million-cars-barra-video/#continued"><img alt="2013 Chevy Traverse" data-credit="Chevrolet" data-mep="174734" src="http://o.aolcdn.com/dims-shared/dims3/GLOB/crop/1270x851+9+1/resize/628x417!/format/jpg/quality/85/http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/adam/7f8758f2849cc7c82634c80b6e9eaa1d/01-2013-chevrolet-traverse.jpg" /></a><br /><br /><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/photos/chevy-express-van/"><img alt="2013 Chevy Express van" class="right border" data-credit="Chevrolet" data-mep="174735" src="http://o.aolcdn.com/dims-shared/dims3/GLOB/crop/1280x852+0+0/resize/250x167!/format/jpg/quality/85/http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/adam/6ebeb5b1a5b6b0497300ca403359a6a0/2013-chevrolet-express-008.jpg" style="float: right;" /></a>Still embroiled in the ongoing ignition switch recall, General Motors announced today three more discrete recalls, affecting a grand total of 1,546,900 vehicles in the US. <a href="http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140317/AUTO0103/303170071/1148"><em>The Detroit News</em> reports</a> that some 1.7 million vehicles are affected overall in North America.<br /><br />The first and largest of the trio of new recalls concerns some 1.18-million <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/buick/enclave/">Buick Enclave</a> and <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/gmc/acadia/">GMC Acadia</a> crossovers from the 2008-2013 model years, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/chevrolet/traverse/">Chevrolet Traverse</a> from 2009-2013 (pictured above) and <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/saturn/outlook/">Saturn Outlook</a> vehicles from 2008-2010. All of the crossover utilities may have an issue with the wiring harness for their seat-mounted side airbags. Apparently, the vehicles are equipped with a Service Air Bag warning light that, if ignored, "will eventually result in the non-deployment of the side impact restraints." Those restraints include the side airbags, a front-center airbag if the vehicle is so equipped and seatbelt pretensioners.<br /><br />Dealers of affected vehicles will be instructed to remove driver and passenger side airbag wiring harness connectors, and then "splice and solder the wires together."<br /><br />The second recall affects 303,000 <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/chevrolet/express/">Chevrolet Express</a> (pictured right) and GMC Savana vans from model years 2009-2014, and with gross vehicle weights under 10,000 pounds. Said vehicles do not comply with a head impact requirement for unrestrained occupants, and will need a reworking of the instrument panel material to be sent back on the road. It doesn't sound as though there's a quick fix for this one, as the GM press release states: "Unsold vehicles have been placed on a stop delivery until development of the solution has been completed and parts are available."<br /><br />Finally, the third recall affects 63,900 <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/cadillac/xts/">Cadillac XTS</a> luxury sedans from model years 2013 and 2014. A brake booster pump may be susceptible to corrosion by way of the relay, potentially causing and electrical short, overheating, melting of plastic components and even engine fires. GM says it is aware of two engine fires in unsold XTS models and two cases of melted parts. Repairs for the issues affecting the XTS have not not mentioned by GM in the release.<br /><br /><em>The Detroit News</em> is also reporting that along with news of the triple-recall, GM is taking a $300-million credit to help pay for the repair costs, and to deal with the ongoing costs associated with the ignition switch recall. In an attempt to explain just what GM has been doing in the face of these very serious issues, newly minted CEO Mary Barra has addressed the issues in a new video. <a href="/2014/03/17/gm-3-recalls-1.7-million-cars-barra-video/#continued">Scroll down</a> to watch Barra's <em>mea culpa </em>update, and to find the brief GM press release.<p><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2014/03/17/gm-3-recalls-1.7-million-cars-barra-video/" rel="bookmark">Continue reading <em>GM announces 3 new recalls affecting 1.7M vehicles in North America [w/video]</em></a></p><p style="padding:5px;background:#ddd;border:1px solid #ccc;clear:both;"><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2014/03/17/gm-3-recalls-1.7-million-cars-barra-video/">GM announces 3 new recalls affecting 1.7M vehicles in North America [w/video]</a> originally appeared on <a href="http://www.autoblog.com">Autoblog</a> on Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:30:00 EST. 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