General Motors said, it was recalling nearly 780,000 crossover SUVs, mainly in North America, because their rear power lift gates could suddenly fall and hit people. Bobbi Rebell reports.
Another speed bump for General Motors. The company recalling nearly 780,000 crossover SUVs, mainly in North America, because the door on the back of the car could suddenly fall and hit people. GM says, dirt can get into the gas struts that hold up the gate, causing them to wear and fail. TrueCar's Eric Lyman: SOUNDBITE: ERIC LYMAN, VICE PRESIDENT, INDUSTRY INSIGHTS, TRUECAR (ENGLISH) SAYING: "This is somewhat of a small issue compared to what we had last year with GM recalling nearly 30 million vehicles for the faulty ignition switch that didn't lead to just injuries, but also a handful of fatalities as well, and that was a very high profile case that GM was on capital hill and the news quite a bit." And, in fact, there was little stock reaction. The recall covers the Buick Enclave from model years 2008-2012, the Chevrolet Traverse from 2009-2012, the GMC Acadia from 2007-2012 and Saturn Outlook from 2007-2010, GM said in documents filed with U.S. safety regulators. SOUNDBITE: ERIC LYMAN, VICE PRESIDENT, INDUSTRY INSIGHTS, TRUECAR (ENGLISH) SAYING: "GM has been very cooperative, which generally offsets any negative impact that we see from consumers, like we've seen in the past with Toyota runaway acceleration, the Ford Explorer rollover, and even some of the issues that Jeep is going through with some of the gas tank issues that they have had, and the recall that they refused to undertake during last year." Lyman expects GM to continue to see strong sales this year, along with the rest of the automotive industry.