It hasn’t been a good couple of months for GM: the automaker has been under fire both in the media and in Congress.
Lawmakers have accused the company of orchestrating a cover-up during the past decade to avoid paying for a defect present in millions of cars and have questioned the head of GM during a Congressional Hearing. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has fined the company for failing to answer its questions. And the U.S. Justice Department has begun a criminal investigation.
Now, on top of all this, GM is issuing another recall.
According to ABC News, GM is recalling 50,000 Cadillac SUVs. A computer error can delay acceleration for three to four seconds.
ABC reports, “GM says in documents filed with U.S. safety regulators that the problem happens when the transmission shifts from first to second gear and the driver brakes the vehicle to under 5 miles per hour.”
GM admitted that the delay in acceleration could increase the risk of a car accident.
The model that is affected is the 2013 Cadillac SRX SUV with a 3.6-liter V6 engine.
Perhaps GM has finally learned from its mistakes and will now recall automobiles as soon as it learns of a defect. We certainly hope this is the case! The more delayed a recall, the greater the chance that people could be injured or killed in car accidents caused by a defect.
If your car, SUV, or truck has been recalled, it’s important that you get the defect fixed right away. And if you’ve been in an accident caused by a defect, you should know that you don’t have to deal with the aftermath alone. Contact a Huntsville, AL personal injury lawyer to help you hold the manufacturer responsible.