GM recalls 1.18 million SUVs for air bag problem

Company recalled 1.6 million vehicles last week

DETROIT - General Motors is recalling nearly 1.2 million SUVs for defective side air bags.

The company announced Monday it was recalling the Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia models from the 2008-2013 model years, the Chevrolet Traverse from the 2009-2013 model years, and the Saturn Outlook from the 2008-2010 model years.

GM also announced smaller recalls Monday of commercial vans and Cadillac sedans amounting to about 364,000 vehicles for separate problems.

The Chevorlet Express and GMC Savana from the 2009-2014 model years with gross vehicle weight under 10,000 pounds, as well as the Cadillac XTS full-size sedans from the 2013 and 2014 model years were also recalled.

The new recall comes as GM is facing multiple investigations over its handling of a recall of more than 1.6 million small cars for defective ignition switches .

The company says it expects to spend approximately $300 million in the first quarter to repair the vehicles in the new recalls as well as the vehicles in the ignition recall.

The company said Monday it's recalling the SUVs, including the Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia, because their side air bags might not deploy.

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