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GM recalls 7.6 million more US cars after crashes, deaths

Published on Jul 1, 2014 7:00 AM
 

NEW YORK (AFP) - General Motors on Monday announced another massive auto recall, calling back 8.4 million vehicles – 7.6 million of them in the US – following seven crashes and three fatalities.

GM, reeling over an ignition-switch recall scandal linked to at least 13 deaths, said that while there were three fatalities related to fatal crashes of older cars being recalled for ignition issues, there is “no conclusive evidence” the defect caused the incidents.

The leading US automaker announced six new recalls in all Monday. The bulk of the vehicles, about 8.2 million of the 8.4 million in the US, Canada and Mexico, are being recalled to address a problem of “unintended ignition key rotation.”

GM said the three fatal crashes occurred in older model full-size sedans with that problem, but the company did not provide further details.

A file picture taken on Jan 14, 2014 shows General Motors headquarters in Detroit. General Motors on Monday announced another massive auto recall, calling back 8.4 million vehicles – 7.6 million of them in the US – following seven crashes and three fatalities. -- PHOTO: AFP
 
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