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GM issues thousands of recalls of newer vehicles due to safety concerns
General Motors is recalling several Buick and Chevrolet vehicle models for airbag, door chime and transmission safety concerns. Here they are: 2014-15 Chevy Silverado & GMC Sierra, and 2015 Chevy Tahoe & Suburban No. recalled: 57,512 Reason: If the radio stops working, there would be no audible chime to notify the driver that the door is open when the key is in the ignition, increasing the risk of a vehicle rollaway. Also, there would be no audible seat belt warning indicating the seat belts were not buckled, increasing the risk of injury. Recall No.: 14315. 2012 Buick Verano, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Sonic and Chevrolet Camaro No. recalled: 31,520 Reason: The driver side front air bag may not deploy in a crash if the shorting intermittently comes into contact with the air bag terminals, increasing the risk of injury. Recall No.: 12V-522 and 13V-023 2012 Chevrolet Sonic No. recalled: 21,567 Reason: In affected vehicles equipped with a six speed automatic transmission and 1.8L four cylinder engine, the transmission turbine shaft may fracture during vehicle operation in first or second gear, rendering the vehicle unable to upshift to the third through sixth gears and limiting the vehicle's speed. If this occurs, the vehicle will coast until it slows enough to downshift to first or second gear, increasing the risk of a crash. Recall No.: 14234 2013 Buick Encore and Chevrolet Spark No. recalled: 61 Reason: The airbag may not deploy because of an improper weld on the passenger side front air bag inflator, increasing the risk of injury to the front passenger. Recall No.: 14211 2014 Buick LaCrosse No. recalled: 14,765 Reason: A wiring splice in the driver's door may corrode and break, meaning the audible door chime that alerts the driver to an open door when the key is in the ignition will not work, increasing the risk of a rollaway. Additionally, the Retained Accessory Power module may remain active for 10 minutes after the vehicle has been turned off allowing the operation of the passenger windows, rear windows, and sunroof. This increases the risk of injury to an unsupervised occupant who may operate the power closures when the driver is not in the vehicle. Recall No.: 14235 2014 Chevrolet Corvette No. recalled: 33 Reason: The air bags and seat belt pretensioners may fail in a crash if the Sensing and Diagnostic Module experiences an internal short circuit, increasing the risk of injury. Recall No.: 14219. GM will reach out to vehicle owners and dealers will make the repairs for free. For information about these recalls, call Buick at 1-800-521-7300 or Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020. Learn more about these and other recalls from the the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or www.safercar.gov.