CHICAGO, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) -- General Motors Corporation is recalling 13,680 cars globally to address potential problems with suspension bolts and airbags, according to a report by The Chicago Tribune on Thursday.
The Detroit-based leading U.S. automaker is recalling 8,519 2013 model Chevrolet Malibu sedans in the United States as one or more rear suspension bolts may not have been tightened properly, which could lead to loss of vehicle handling and increase the risk of a crash, according to documents filed with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
GM is also recalling 1,060 of its cars sold in Canada, Mexico and overseas.
According to a Detroit News report, the problem was first discovered in December.
Car owners initially may notice noise and minor handling issues, but as the condition progresses, particularly at higher speeds, sudden changes in vehicle handling may occur, according to the NHTSA.
Meanwhile, GM is also recalling 3,896 2012 model Buick Verano, Chevy Camaro, Cruze and Sonic cars in the United States to address frontal airbags that may not work because of a faulty part. Another 205 cars were affected by the recall in Canada, said the newspaper reports.
This is an expansion of a GM recall issued last October for 2, 949 2012 Verano and Cruze models.
GM said that so far no injuries or crashes have been connected to either recall.