General Motors Company (GM) is recalling nearly 52,000 SUVs over inaccurate fuel gauge

Posted May 3, 2014

General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) is recalling 51,640 2014 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia SUVs due to faulty software that may cause the fuel gauge to read inaccurately, according to U.S. regulators.

“An inaccurate fuel gauge may result in the vehicle unexpectedly running out of fuel and stalling, increasing the risk of a crash,” stated the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on its website.

In a letter to the NHTSA, GM said that the fuel gauge reading could be off by as much as one-quarter of a tank. GM dealers will reprogram the vehicles’ engine control modules to fix the problem.

General Motors has recalled around 7 million vehicles this year, including 2.6 million Chevrolet Cobalts and Saturn Ions, because of faulty ignition switches connected to at least 13 deaths. The NHTSA, U.S. Congress, the Justice Department, and the Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating GM over the ignition switch recall. The defect was first discovered over 10 years ago.