GM adds 5 recalls; 2014 total above 11M

DETROIT (AP/WOOD) — General Motors added five recalls to its growing list Thursday, pushing its total number of recalled vehicles to more than 11 million this year.

GM’s recalls alone have the U.S. auto industry on pace to break the record of 30.8 million recalled vehicles set in 2004.

The company said Thursday that it’s recalling nearly 2.7 million more cars and trucks to fix problems with brake lights, headlamps and power brakes.

According to a release posted on GM’s website, the recall covers the following vehicles:

  • More than 2.4 million previous generation cars for tail lamp malfunctions
  • Nearly 112,000 previous generation Chevrolet Corvettes for low-beam head lamp issues
  • More than 140,000 2014 Chevrolet Malibus for hydraulic brake booster malfunctions
  • More than 19,000 2013 and 2014 Cadillac CTS models for windshield wiper failures
  • Nearly 500 full-size trucks from 2014 and 2015 for tie-rod defects that could lead to a crash

The recalls brought GM’s total number for the year to 18. That includes 2.6 million small cars worldwide for a deadly ignition switch problem.

The company expects to take a $200 million charge this quarter for the added recalls.

For full details on the recall, click here.

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