Detroit, MI: General Motors Co has issued a new recall of 2.7 million vehicles globally for five different defects. GM has said it is aware of several hundred complaints, 13 crashes and two injuries, but no fatalities as a result of a taillamp defect in the 2004-2012 Chevrolet Malibu, 2004-2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx, 2005-2010 Pontiac G6 and 2007-2010 Saturn Aura models.
In the US and Canada the recalls are:
2,440,591 US-market, previous-generation passenger cars for a taillamp malfunction that also can disable the cruise control, traction control, electronic stability control and panic braking assist feature. Another 194,314 are in Canada.
477 full-size, 2014-model, US-market pickup trucks and 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe SUVs for a tie-rod defect that can lead to a crash. Another 33 are in Canada.
111,889 previous-generation Chevrolet Corvettes in the US, for loss of low-beam head lamps. Another 3,054 are in Canada and 5,677 more were exported. In addition, 103,158 newer Corvettes that might have the same problem get the fix in what GM calls a customer satisfaction program.
19,225 Cadillac CTS 2013-2014 models for windshield wiper failures. Another 732 are in Canada.
140,067 Chevrolet Malibus, from the 2014 model year for hydraulic brake booster malfunctions. Canada has another 732.