GM Recalls 2.7M More Cars; Industry On Record Pace

CBS Miami

DETROIT (CBSMiami/AP) —   General Motors recalled more vehicles Thursday. It’s 2.7 million more to be exact.

It’s part of a deep dive into safety issues at the nation’s biggest automaker.

The latest recalls bring GM’s total for the year in the U.S. to more than 11 million cars and trucks, close to its annual recall record of 11.8 million vehicles, set in 2004.

The auto industry also is on track to set a single-year record for recalls. Auto companies have recalled 15.4 million vehicles in a little more than four months. The old single-year record for recalls is 30.8 million vehicles in 2004. Toyota, Ford, and Chrysler also have announced sizeable recalls this year.

Several factors are behind the industry’s recall binge. GM is reviewing all of its vehicles for safety issues following the recall earlier this year of 2.6 million older small cars with a defective ignition switch. GM knew…

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