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GM recalls top 20M globally for year

Published on NewsOK Modified: June 16, 2014 at 6:44 pm •  Published: June 16, 2014
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General Motors on Monday announced that it would recall about 3.4 million older large cars for an ignition problem. Plus, the company recalled another 166,000 cars and trucks in five other recalls for a series of other problems.

The recalls bring GM's total so far this year to 44, covering 20 million vehicles worldwide. In the U.S., GM has recalled more than 17.7 million cars and trucks this year. GM already has beaten its old full-year record of 10.75 million recalled vehicles set in 2004. And a company spokesman said the company is still reviewing its ignition switches to see if there are any more problems.

Here are the latest recalls announced by the company:

— About 3.4 million older large cars in North America because the ignition switches can move from "run" to "accessory." That shuts off the engines and knocks out power steering and brakes, and that can cause drivers to lose control. GM says the problem happens when people have stuff dangling from their key chains and they hit a big bump. The company will make the hole smaller in the key so things don't dangle. The recall covers the 2005-2009 Buick LaCrosse, 2006-2014 Chevrolet Impala, 2000 to 2005 Cadillac Deville, 2004-2011 Cadillac DTS, the 2006-2011 Buick Lucerne, the 2004 and 2005 Buick Regal LS and GS, and the Chevy Monte Carlo from the 2006 through 2008 model years. Until repairs are made, GM is telling owners to remove everything from key chains and run cars only with the ignition key.

— About 69,000 Cadillac ATS sports sedans from the 2013 and 2014 model years, and another 22,000 Cadillac CTS sedans, all with automatic transmissions. The shift cable can come loose and drivers may not be able to shift the cars out of gear. No crashes or injuries reported.

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