GM recalls SUVs because of inaccurate fuel gauges
51,640 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia vehicles recalled in North America
In the latests in a series of recalls, General Motors is recalling 51,640 SUVs because the fuel gauges may show inaccurate readings.
The recall involves the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia from the 2014 model year. All of the affected SUVs were built between March 26 and Aug. 15 of 2013.
GM says the engine control module software may cause the fuel gauge to read inaccurately. If that happens, the vehicle might run out of fuel and stall without warning.
The company doesn't know of any crashes or injuries related to the problem.
GM says dealers will reprogram the software for free, starting immediately. The company will also notify owners by mail.
The recall was posted Saturday on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website.
On Monday, General Motors' new CEO got at vote of confidence from investor Warren Buffett, who said he met her at a conference last fall.
Buffett said on CNBC that Mary Barra would do a great job running any business, and she is the best person to handle the company's recall problems.
Barra became GM's top executive and the first woman to lead a major automaker in January. That's when a deadly ignition switch problem began to surface.
GM has recalled 2.6 million cars and admitted knowing about the problem for more than a decade. Barra says she learned of it in December.
Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. owns 40 million shares of General Motors Co. stock, but Buffett said he didn't make that investment. One of Berkshire's two other investment managers, Ted Weschler, did.