General Motors recalling 553,000 vehicles for safety reasons
General Motors is currently the worldâ€™s largest maker of automobiles. However, the company has been in a financial mess lately. They are making huge losses in their domestic operations in the United States. They are announcing massive job cuts and closing down production plants. Worse, the company has now another public disaster to handle as they have just announced recalling off around 553,000 vehicles for safety reasons.
This latest recalling news is an expansion of an earlier recall and these new problems are related to issues with the breaking mechanism in SUVs and trucks sold by the company in the market. GM representative Alan Adler spoke in a statement about these issues. He said that the unwanted application of the anti-lock brake system in some vehicles could cause increased stopping distances during low-speed braking.
General Motors had earlier announced recalling of around 804,000 full-size pickup trucks and SUVs in 14 states for the same problem. These new vehicles being recalled are from the regions: Delaware, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia. And some of the affected models are: Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado pickups, Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe SUVs.
The company added that some of the variants of GMC Sierra pickup and Yukon and Yukon XL SUVs are also affected. These models were sold in the 1999-2002 model years.