General Motors recall grows to 8.2 million vehicles

General Motors recall grows to 8.2 million vehicles

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General Motors sees no end to crises.

Auto giant General Motors on June 30, 2014, announced that it has added about 8.2 million vehicles to its growing list of cars which have been recalled citing a faulty ignition switch defect. The recent announcement is predicted to worsen General Motors’ safety crises. The recall involves many of its mid-sized cars and will bring GM’s 2014 recall total to 29 million, surpassing the company’s 2013 total of 22 million.

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The additional recalls have raised questions over the safety of General Motor vehicles’ overall safety features. GM added that the recalls have been made for the unintended ignition key rotation including its Chevrolet Malibu from 1997 to 2005, the 2003-2014 Cadillac CTS and the Pontaic Grand Prix from 2004 to 2008.

The company bears knowledge of the three deaths, eight injuries and seven crashes that have taken place, although it does not have any conclusive evidence suggesting the faulty switches as the decisive cause of the accidents.

Mary Barra, the chief executive of General Motors said that the recall is conducted for an extensive safety review within the company.

The recalls have extended GM’s crisis period which began in February 2014.

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