DETROIT (WWJ) – General Motors is recalling another 379,401 cars and SUVs in the United States.
The recalls were announced Friday by the automaker.
The first involves 290,107 model year 2010-2015 Cadillac SRX and 2011-2012 Saab 9-4X SUVs for torque inspection of rear toe link adjuster lock nuts.Improper torqueing could possibly result in a loose joint and worn threads that could cause the toe adjuster link to separate.
Dealers will inspect for the condition and, if necessary, will remove them and install a new link assembly. Unsold vehicles are being checked for proper torqueing before being sold. GM is aware of three crashes and two injuries as a result of this condition. .
The second recall involves 89,294 model year 2013-2015 Chevrolet Spark cars because corrosion can cause the secondary hood latch striker to stick in the open position. If the primary latch is not engaged, the hood could open unexpectedly.
These vehicles, imported from South Korea, were manufactured with a secondary hood latch that may prematurely corrode at the latch pivot, causing the striker to get stuck out of position and preventing the striker from properly engaging the hood latch. About 13,000 of these unsold vehicles are being held at U.S. dealerships and will not be delivered until repairs are made.
Customers will be notified by letter about the recall and dealers will replace the hood striker when parts are available. GM is not aware of any crashes, injuries or fatalities as a result of this condition.