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GM recalls SUVs for inaccurate fuel gauges

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NEW YORK — The General Motors recalls just don’t seem to end.

The auto manufacturer said Saturday it is recalling 51,640 SUVs because of possible inaccurate readings of their fuel gauges.

The recall involves 2014 models of Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia. GM said a software problem could lead to a faulty reading on both the high and low end of the range by as much as one quarter of a tank.

If a customer runs out of fuel without any warning from the fuel gauge, it will cause the vehicle to stall and increase the risk of a crash, the company said.

GM said dealers will reprogram the software for free, starting immediately.

The latest recall comes as the company is dealing with a battery of recalls involving millions of vehicles that range from Buicks to Saturns and Chevrolet models.

GM has especially come under fire for its recall of 1.6 million vehicles worldwide for an ignition switch problem. GM engineers knew at least as early as 2004 of the problem, but the company did not recall the vehicles until February of this year.

At least 12 deaths have been linked to the ignition switch issue. The number of vehicles covered by the recall has also doubled since it was originally announced.

The company’s CEO Mary Barra has apologized and has also testified before Congress.

Last month, GM reported that its earnings for the first three months of the year were virtually wiped out from the cost of repairing millions of vehicles, which could total as much as $1.3 billion.

3 comments

  • Rogue

    Like I said the last time GM did a recall, they need to recall the Uplanders for the sliding doors. But for some reason they seem to think its ok that the doors dont shut properly or that they come open while going down the road.

  • Don

    The brake Rotors on the HHR’s are not of good quality. Read about all the hundred complaints about them like I did, while searching for HHR complaints. Now GM sent their representative to my dealership who showed them a new rotor that would desipate the heat better and stop the warpping of the Rotor….The new rotor is the Delco Advance…I had it installed and have no more vibrations when putting on brakes…Of course GM denighs any problem with it’s rotors……

  • Rogue

    I have called GM directly and they said there is nothing they can do for me. I have read so many complaints on the doors with the Uplanders that its unreal. They need to fix the problem with any of their vehicles that they know was do to poor quality.

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