General Motors added a number of recalls to its growing list today, pushing its total mostly in North America to more than 11 million this year.
The company said Thursday it is recalling nearly three million more cars and trucks to fix problems with brake lights, headlamps and power brakes.
The bulk of the three million include the following model years, which are being recalled because the brake light wires can corrode, causing the lights to fail:
- 2004-2012 Chevrolet Malibu.
- 2004-2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx.
- 2005-2010 Pontiac G6.
- 2007-2010 Saturn Auras.
A total of 2.4 million of those vehicles are being recalled worldwide, including 194,314 in Canada. The Detroit automaker said it knows of several hundred complaints, 13 crashes and two injuries caused by the problem.
There are also smaller recalls for the following vehicles:
- 2005-2007 Chevrolet Corvettes.
- 2013-2014 Cadillac CTS.
- 2014 Chevrolet Silverado.
- 2014 GMC Sierra.
- 2014 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe SUVs.
When those figures are included, the total number of new recalled GM cars in Canada jumps to 201,683, and just under three million worldwide.
Along with sizeable recalls from Toyota, Ford, Chrysler and others, GM's actions have the U.S. auto industry on pace to break the record of 30.8 million recalled vehicles set in 2004. GM also is close to breaking its own U.S. recall record of 11.8 million, also from 2004.
The company expects to take a $200-million charge this quarter for the added recalls.