GM recalls 18 million vehicles

The American carmaker has recalled 15.8 million vehicles worldwide since the beginning of the year.

DUBAI // Drivers in the UAE who own vehicles made by General Motors will be contacted by the US carmaker as part of a global recall of millions of its vehicles.

The manufacturer has recalled 15.8 million vehicles worldwide since the beginning of the year.

“General Motors is currently working to determine the exact number of vehicles involved in these recalls in the Middle East,” said a spokesman.

“GM dealers will then be in contact with the specific owners of the vehicles to have their vehicles inspected and, if necessary, repaired.

“This will come at no cost to our customers. In all cases, the vehicles are still considered safe to drive.

“GM is being proactive and taking a strong stance on safety. The recalls are being conducted as a result of General Motors’ internal review to ensure the safety of all its vehicles.”

Cars affected include: the Chevrolet Aveo and Optra models, which may have defective daytime running lamps, although those specifications were not included in the models sold in the Middle East; the Chevrolet Corvette 2005 to 2007 model, which has potential problems with low-beam headlights; Cadillac CTS 2014 model, which has problems with its wipers under certain conditions; and the 2004 to 2012 Chevrolet Malibu, which has defective brake-light wiring.

The company spokesman said there had been no fatality as a result of the defects.

mcroucher@thenatioanl.ae

Published: May 22, 2014 04:00 AM

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