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Published: Monday, 6/16/2014

General Motors recalls 3.2M more cars in US due to ignition switch problems

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DETROIT — General Motors is recalling 3.2 million more cars in the U.S. because of ignition switch problems.

The company says it will change or replace the keys on the cars from the 2000 to 2014 model years.

The biggest U.S. automaker is recalling models including Buick Lacrosse from 2005-2009; Chevrolet Impala 2006-2014 Cadillac Deville 2000–2005: Cadillac DTS 2004–2011 Buick Lucerne 2006–2011; Buick Regal LS & GS 2004–2005 and Chevy Monte Carlo form 2006–2008.

GM is aware of eight crashes and six injuries related to this recall, the company said.

GM says the switches can unexpectedly move out of the “run” position if the cars are jarred, such as by going over railroad tracks or a pothole. That can shut off the engines and disable power steering.

The recall is part of a GM review of ignition switches after the company recalled 2.6 million older small cars earlier this year for a similar problem.

GM also is recalling 166,000 other cars for a series of problems.

And the company raised its expected second-quarter charge for recall expenses to $700 million.



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