GM recalls 843 new Silverado and Sierra pickups

DETROIT, July 19 Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:34am EDT

DETROIT, July 19 (Reuters) - General Motors Co said it is recalling 843 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra crew cab pickup trucks because the passenger airbag may not fully inflate in a crash.

There have not been any known injuries or crashes related to the malfunctioning airbags, GM said.

The automaker estimates it delivered more than 40,000 of the trucks to dealers, GM spokesman Alan Adler said.

GM will call truck owners to ensure the vehicles are repaired. Dealers will fix affected vehicles that haven't been delivered to customers yet.

The redesigned 2014 Silverado and Sierra are the most important vehicle introductions for GM since its 2009 bankruptcy and U.S. government bailout and are key to GM's ongoing battle with Ford Motor Co, whose F-150 truck is the auto industry's top-selling vehicle.

GM's current big trucks and related SUVs, which generate more than $12,000 per vehicle in profit, account for about 60 percent of the company's global earnings, according to analysts. Citi has estimated the new models could bring the automaker more than $1 billion in additional operating earnings in 2013 and 2014.

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Comments (3)
Chris802 wrote:
I feel like GM should have seen the ridiculous amount of vehicle recalls already this year. Nissan, Toyota. Subaru, all recalls for Airbag issues.

Jul 19, 2013 10:19am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Ford still the best!

Jul 19, 2013 3:39pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Yeah anonymous, because having unsafely designed explorers that roll over on a simple turn, engines that fail in new vehicles, having major electrical problems and emergency brake lights that fail most of the time and just 2 months ago recalling 400,000 Ford F-150 trucks for their engine problems means they are much better vehicles?

As someone who is owning their first Ford that just cost 1700 in repairs, which is half of what my previous 88 chev pickup cost in repairs for the 22 years I owned it, I see your bluff.

Jul 24, 2013 1:30pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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