Tuesday, March 18, 2014

GM issues 3 new recalls unrelated to switch

General Motors announced on Monday three new recalls — not related to last month's ignition switch recall — that involve more than 1.5 million vehicles.

The big automaker also said it will take a $300 million charge against first-quarter earnings to pay for the four recalls.

GM said the trio of new recalls is "a result of (CEO) Mary Barra's request for a comprehensive internal safety review following the ignition switch recall."

Last month's switch recall of 1.62 million vehicles worldwide has triggered federal investigations into why GM knew of a switch problem as early as 2001 but recalled the cars only last month. Twelve deaths and 31 crashes have been linked to the switch recall.

To read more about the automobiles involved in the recalls, click here.

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