CBC News is working to confirm the number of Canadian vehicles involved, but for now we know the latest recall includes the following U.S. vehicles:
- 1,075,102 of the previous generation four-speed automatic transmission Chevrolet Malibu and from the 2004-08 model years and Pontiac G6 from the 2005-08 model years because of a shift cable that could wear out over time, resulting in mismatches of the gear position indicated by the shift lever.
- 1,402 Cadillac Escalades and Escalade ESVs from the 2015 model year because an insufficiently heated plastic weld that attaches the passenger side air bag to the instrument panel assembly could result in a partial deployment of the air bag in the event of a crash.
- 58 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD full-size pickups from the 2015 model year because retention clips attaching the generator fuse block to the vehicle body can become loose and lead to a potential fire.
The company says it isn't aware of any fatalities related to the new recalls, but it expects to take a $400-million charge in the second quarter as a precaution, to repair the vehicles.
Last week, GM was fined a record $35 million by the U.S. government for not disclosing what it knew about safety issues in a timely manner.