General Motors added another 60,575 vehicles to its mountain of recalls over the weekend.
The Detroit automaker announced three new recall campaigns over the weekend. The largest of those covers 47,000 vehicles that were built with ignition switches that could slip out of the “on” position while the car is running if the driver’s knee bumps up against the key. News of the latest campaigns brings GM’s total for 2014 to 75 separate campaigns since the start of the year.
Last month, the independently-managed compensation fund GM set up to pay recognize and pay victims harmed because of defective switches in 2.6 million vehicles it sold had officially recognized 23 deaths linked to the defective parts.
In total, there are roughly 15 million vehicles under a recall from GM this year for having faulty ignition switches. The largest campaign announced over the weekend covers a mixture of Pontiac G8 and Chevrolet Caprice sedans that represent a total of roughly 47,000 vehilces. Affected Pontiacs come the 2008 and 2009 model years along with the Caprice sedan from 2011 through 2013.
The second recall covers first-generation Cadillac CTS-V sedans from the 2004 to 2007 model years and STS-V sedans from 2006 and 2007 because certain models might have a faulty fuel pump electrical module that could overheat and allow fuel to leak.
Finally, the company is also recalling 304 Chevrolet Sonics from the 2014 model year because there could be a loose electrical connection in the steering column that might affect how the air bag performs.
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