In the latest round of recalls, GM said it is calling back 1.34 million 2009-14 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, and GMC Acadia full-size crossovers, along with 2009-10 Saturn Outlooks, because front safety lap belt cables can fatigue and separate over time. In a crash, a separated cable could increase risk of injury to front seat passengers.
GM has told dealers they cannot sell new or used models of the vehicles until repairs are made.
The automaker is also recalling 1.08 million 2004-08 four-speed automatic transmission Chevrolet Malibu and 2005-08 Pontiac G6 cars because a shift cable could wear out over time, resulting in mismatches of the gear position indicated by the shift lever — expanding a recall announced in April.
GM is aware of 18 crashes and one injury among the 4-speed Malibu and G6 population. Dealers will replace the shift cable and attachment bracket.
GM is also announcing two smaller recalls: 1,402 2015 Cadillac Escalades and Escalade ESVs because an insufficiently heated plastic weld that attaches the passenger side air bag to the instrument panel assembly could result in a partial deployment of the air bag in the event of a crash.
It is also recalling 58 2015 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD full-size pickups because retention clips attaching the generator fuse block to the vehicle body can become loose and lead to a potential fire.