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GM Recalls 2.7 Million Cars in Five Separate Recalls


Just the Facts:
  • General Motors announced five separate recalls on Thursday covering 2.7 million vehicles, including the 2004-'12 Chevrolet Malibu, 2013-'14 Cadillac CTS and 2005-'07 Chevrolet Corvette.
  • The largest recall involves 2.4 million 2004-'12 Chevrolet Malibu, 2004-'07 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx, 2005-'10 Pontiac G6 and 2007-'10 Saturn Aura vehicles to fix a problem that could result in failure of the brake lights to illuminate.
  • GM said it is aware of several hundred complaints, 13 crashes and two injuries linked to that recall.

DETROIT General Motors announced five separate recalls on Thursday covering 2.7 million U.S. vehicles, including the 2004-'12 Chevrolet Malibu, 2013-'14 Cadillac CTS and 2005-'07 Chevrolet Corvette. The recall covers nearly 3 million vehicles worldwide.

The largest recall involves 2.4 million 2004-'12 Chevrolet Malibu, 2004-'07 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx, 2005-'10 Pontiac G6 and 2007-'10 Saturn Aura vehicles to fix a problem that could result in failure of the brake lights to illuminate.

GM said it is aware of several hundred complaints, 13 crashes and two injuries linked to that recall.

The recalls also cover:

"We have redoubled our efforts to expedite and resolve current reviews in process and also have identified and analyzed recent vehicle issues which require action," GM said in a statement. "These are examples of our focus to surface issues quickly and promptly take necessary actions in the best interest of our customers."

GM also said it expects to take a charge of up to approximately $200 million in the second quarter, primarily for the cost of recall-related repairs announced in the quarter.

Edmunds says: This is a complicated issue and one that we will address in individual stories to make it easier for consumers to follow.

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