GM has to recall almost 7 million cars after 27 deaths

KILLING MACHINE: GM recalls 6 million cars after 27 people lost their lives. The Chevrolet Silverado in the picture is among the models that need to be repaired. Photo: Reuters


The cars are equipped with airbags that contain a potentially dangerous part from the Japanese manufacturer Takata. The recall applies to both cars sold in the US and other countries.

The part has caused airbags to explode, which has cost at least 27 people their lives worldwide, 18 of them in the United States.

Around 100 million cars of a number of brands have been recalled in a number of countries, but GM has since 2016 failed to comply with the demand from the US authorities.

On Monday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ruled that the automaker must comply with the requirement and replace the hazardous parts on a number of its most popular models, including the Chevrolet Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe and Avalanche, Cadillac Escalade and GMC Sierra and Yukon models. .

The replacement is estimated to cost GM close to NOK 11 billion.

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