GM recalling 117,000 vehicles because of a manufacturing defect

General Motors is recalling over 117,000 vehicles because of a manufacturing defect that can cause vehicles to stall because of an electrical short.

Vehicles that will be recalled include the 2013 and 2014 models of the Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban, Traverse, Express and Silverado; the Cadillac CTS, Escalade and Escalade ESV; the GMC Yukon, Yukon XL, Acadia, Savana and Sierra; and the Buick Enclave.

According to GM, the chassis control module contains metal silvers that can cause an electrical short, which would result in vehicles stalling or not starting.

As of yet there have been no reports of accidents or injuries caused by the defect and the company says that only 1 percent of the vehicles being recalled are faulty.

Of the 117,000 recalls, 97,540 are in the US and the rest are in Canada, Mexico and are exports.

According to a GM spokesman there is no current date set for repairs, and 4,500 of the vehicles, which have not been sold yet, will be held at US dealers until repairs are made.

This year the automotive giant has issued more than 65 recalls covering more than 29 million vehicles around the world. GM’s second-quarter earnings were affected by $1.2 billion in recall-related costs.

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