GM Issues Stop-Delivery Notice, 117,000+ Cars to Be Recalled Over Chassis Control Module Defect

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The end of the current year is getting nearer, yet General Motors is still experiencing a lot of faults with new and older cars. This time around, GM is recalling 117,651 vehicles from the 2013 and 2014 model years. According to the automotive giant, the problem is with the chassis control module.
After General Motors identified the chassis glitch and estimated the number of affected vehicles, the brand sent a stop-sale/stop-delivery notice to dealerships nationwide, also notifying federal regulators of an upcoming safety recall. The company informs that service departments will replace the chassis control module of recalled automobiles with updated units.

GM tells that the chassis control modules fitted to those 117,651 cars might cause an electrical short circuit, leading to various conditions such as a stall while the vehicle is traveling at speed, an engine that refuses to turn over, complete loss of trailer brake function in vehicles equipped with trailers and so on.

Out of the 117,651 cars covered in this campaign, a nudge over 97,500 are believed to be located in the United States, with the rest in Mexico, Canada and other places. Cars affected include the 2013 to 2014 model year Cadillac CTS, Escalade, Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban, GMC Yukon and Yukon XL, as well as the Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia, Buick Enclave, the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana, as well as the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra heavy-duty pickup trucks and some Chevrolet Impala sedans.

A GM spokesperson declared that internal estimates hint that roughly 1 percent of the 117k affected cars are truly affected by a faulty chassis control module. If you didn't keep count of GM's year-to-date recall tally, this is the 69th campaign so far and the grand total of defective cars sits at almost 30 million.
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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