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General Motors recalls another 2.6 million vehicles for repairs

Published on May 21, 2014 2:51 AM

DETROIT (REUTERS) - General Motors Co said on Tuesday it is recalling another 2.6 million vehicles globally, raising the number of vehicles it has recalled so far this year to almost 15.4 million.

The four recalls are the latest announced by the largest US automaker, the highest profile of which is the recall of cars with defective ignition switches linked to at least 13 deaths.

GM has been criticised by safety advocates and fined by US safety regulators for not catching the faulty switch earlier.

GM also said on Tuesday that it is doubling the charge it expects to take in the second quarter to about US$400 million (S$500 million), mostly for recall-related repairs. In the first quarter, GM took a charge of US$1.3 billion, mostly related to the ignition switch recall.

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