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GM's woes continue with recall of more than 717,000 cars

General Motors' recent announcement take its total recalls for the year to over 18 million vehicles.
By Ananth Baliga   |   July 23, 2014 at 3:53 PM   |   Comments

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DETROIT, July 23 (UPI) -- General Motors issued six new recalls involving 717,950 U.S. models for various mechanical flaws, continuing the carmaker's disastrous summer of recalls.

The recalls include Chevrolet Camaro from model years 2011-2012, the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain from 2010-2012, and Cadillac SRX models from 2010-2012 for a faulty bolt in the seat adjustment mechanism that can fall out or become loose. The 2014 Cadillac CTS is being recalled for an incomplete weld on the seat hook bracket assembly.

GM said it was aware of three crashes, two injuries and no deaths related to Wednesday's recall. The carmaker said the recall was proof the company was working toward correcting vehicle-related safety issues.

"These recalls signify how we've enhanced our approach to safety," said Jeff Boyer, GM's vice president in charge of global vehicle safety. "We are bringing greater rigor and discipline to our analysis and decision making. If we identify an issue -- large or small -- that might affect the safety of our customers, we will act decisively."

Wednesday's recall comes a day before GM is expected to report its second-equarter earnings. The company is expected to take a $1.2 billion hit on account of the recalls, but analysts estimate the automaker will report strong results. Despite recalling around 17 million vehicles since February, the company has seen strong sales across the U.S in May.

The company is being investigated by regulators and federal prosecutors for 13 deaths related to an ignition switch problem that led to the recall of more than 8 million vehicles, including Chevrolet Cobalts and Pontiac G5s.

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