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GM Recalls Additional 7.6 Million Cars For Ignition Switches

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DETROIT (AP) - General Motors is recalling at least 7.6 million more vehicles dating back to 1997 to fix faulty ignition switches as the company's safety crisis continues to grow.

The latest recalls involve mainly older midsize cars and bring GM's total number of recalls this year to over 28 million.

The company says it is aware of three deaths, eight injuries and seven crashes involving the vehicles recalled on Monday. GM says it has no conclusive evidence that faulty switches caused the crashes.

The company says it expects to take a $1.2 billion charge in the second quarter for recall-related expenses.

General Motors is urging people to remove everything from their key rings until their cars can be repaired.

The recalled cars include:

Unintended ignition key rotation
Chevrolet Malibu 1997-2005
Oldsmobile Intrique 1998-2002
Oldmosbile Alero 1999-2004
Pontiac Grand Am 1999-2005
Chevrolet Impala and Monte Carlo 2000-2005
Pontiac Grand Prix 2004-2008
Cadillac CTS 2013-2014
Cadillac SRX 2004-2006

Additional recalled cars - engine block heater
Insulation on the engine block heater power cord may become damaged during extremely cold conditions.
Chevrolet Cruz 2011-2014
Chevrolet Sonic 2012-2014
Chevrolet Trax 2013-2014
Buick Encore and Verano 2013-2014

Additional recalled cars - superhold joint
Some vehicles may not have had a "superhold" joint fastenered torqued to specification at the assembly plant.
Chevrolet Camaro and Impala 2014
Buick Regal 2014
Cadillac XTS 2014

Additional recalled cars - electrical overload
An overload in the feed may cause the underhood fusible link to melt due to electrical overload, resulting in potential smoke or flames that could damage the electrical center cover and/or the nearby wiring harness conduit.
Chevrolet Silverado HD, GMC Sierra HD equipped with an auxiliary battery 2007-2011

Additional recalled cars - disabled power door lock and window switches
A possible elctrical short in the driver's door module that could disable the power door lock and window switches, and in rare cases, overheat the module.
Buick Rainier 2005-2007
Chevrolet TrailBlazer 2005-2007
GMC Envoy 2005-2007
Isuzu Ascender 2005-2007
Saab 9-7x 2005-2007
Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT 2006
GMC Envoy XL 2006
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