GM recalls 117,000 vehicles for stalling

David Shepardson
Detroit News Washington Bureau

Washington — General Motors Co. said Thursday it is recalling 117,600 newer vehicles because an electronic module may be defective and could lead to stalling in rare cases.

The Detroit automaker is recalling certain vehicles of the following models: 2013-14 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban; 2013-14 Cadillac CTS; 2013-14 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL; 2013-14 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV; 2014 Chevrolet Traverse; 2014 GMC Acadia; 2014 Buick Enclave; 2014 Chevrolet Express; 2014 GMC Savana; 2014 Chevrolet Silverado HD and 2014 GMC Sierra HD.

The recall includes about 97,000 vehicles in the United States and 20,000 outside, including about 4,000 in Canada. About 4,500 are in dealer hands and can't be sold until they are repaired. Automotive News reported the recall Thursday, citing a notice sent to dealers.

GM spokesman Alan Adler said the new recall was prompted by field reports of metallic slivers causing electrical shorts in the chassis control module that could lead to stalling or vehicles failing to start. GM said it expects the problem will affect 1 percent of the vehicles recalled.

GM knows of no crashes, injuries or fatalities related to this condition.

Dealers will replace the module. GM hasn't announced a repair schedule.

This marks GM's 70th recall of 2014. It means GM North America has called back 26.1 million vehicles in the United States and at least 29.5 million worldwide. Earlier this week, GM said it was calling back more than 120,000 Cadillac SRX SUVs in China and Canada for suspension issues. It has not disclosed how many 2010-15 Cadillac SRX SUVs are being recalled in the United States.

The Justice Department is investigating GM's handling of a delayed ignition switch recall of 2.6 million older Chevrolet Cobalts, Saturn Ions and other cars linked to at least 23 deaths. The Securities and Exchange Commission, 45 state attorneys general and Canadian officials are also investigating.

GM paid a record-setting $35 million fine to NHTSA in May.

Automakers have recalled nearly 50 million vehicles this year, shattering the prior all-time record of 30.8 million vehicles recalled in 2004.