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GM Dealers React To Massive Recall

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(WLNS) - More problems for General Motors Tuesday as the company issued four separate recalls involving more than two million vehicles.

GM told dealers to stop selling new and used models of the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and the GMC Acadia.

Those vehicles, built between 2009 through 2014 along with 2009 and 2010 Saturn Outlooks, are being recalled for front safety belt issues.

Other recalls involve Chevy Malibus, Pontiac G6's, new Cadillac Escalades and Escalade ESVs and some 2015 Chevy Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD full sized pick ups.

The sedans have been recalled for a shift cable that can wear out while the Cadillacs are being recalled for airbag issues.

Some of those vehicles are built right here in Lansing at the Delta Township assembly plant but despite the massive recalls some local dealers don't believe they'll be too affected.

And as Emerald Morrow reports, they're standing behind their brand.

When news of the multi-million car recall broke Jim Crippen says he wasn't worried at all.

Crippen said,"At this point, it's all being proactive on GM's part, and they're recalling these vehicles on their own to make sure that that safety is there for the consumer."

Of the 2-point-four million vehicles included in today's recall more than half include the Buick Enclave, Chevy Traverse, the GMC Acadia and the Saturn Outlook which are made right here in Lansing.

GM says problems with the front seat belt in some of the vehicles is what led to the recall.

Crippen explains, "What'll happen is, both on the pre-owned side and on the new side, it's a 'stop sale,' which at this point, we can not have any customer test drive or take delivery of. So those are vehicles we have to hold here until gm announces what the inspection or repair process is."

A process dealers should learn more about this week.

"Then we'll repair it or inspect it and make sure it is safe for the consumer," Crippen promises.

Dealers like Crippen say it's too early to tell how this move will affect business but they believe GM is doing the right thing by taking extra precautions in light of what's happened in the past.

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