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GM Recalls 8.2 Million Cars, Bringing Total for 2014 to 29M Vehicles

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General Motors added 8.2 million vehicles to its list of cars being recalled for possibly faulty ignition switches, bringing the total number of cars recalled this year by the company to 29 million.

The latest recall also listed an additional 221,000 vehicles for other issues, including electrical problems, a GM news release said.

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Of the 29 million vehicles recalled this year, 17.1 million were because of the ignition problems. Those ignition recalls began in February.

The faulty ignition switch is by far one of the most critical of the company’s steady stream of recalls, and GM said that it is aware of seven crashes, eight injuries, and three fatalities connected to the issue. When keys in a vehicle with the faulty ignition are jostled, they can fall out or turn out of the “run” position and turn off the car. GM customers affected by this recall are urged by the company to take everything off their key ring and use just the key in the ignition until it can be fixed.

“We undertook what I believe is the most comprehensive safety review in the history of our company because nothing is more important than the safety of our customers,” said GM CEO Mary Barra in the news release. “Our customers deserve more than we delivered in these vehicles. That has hardened my resolve to set a new industry standard for vehicle safety, quality, and excellence.”

The company has had 54 separate recalls just this year and announced in its news release that it would take a second-quarter $1.2 billion charge for recall-related expenses, following on the heels of a $1.3 billion charge in the first quarter.

One industry analyst told The Associated Press that issuing the recalls may be positive for the company over time.

“I think there's a new standard for what GM considers a potential safety defect, and Mary Barra has no tolerance or patience for potential safety defects that are unresolved," Karl Brauer said.

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