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Millions Of Vehicles Recalled By GM; Sets Record High

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General Motors has issued a new nationwide recall of more than 8 million vehicles for unintended ignition key rotation linked to reports of three deaths and eight injuries. This recall pushes U.S. automakers to reach a record high of most vehicles ever recalled in six months time.

The new recall total is 39.85 million vehicles, which has risen from the previous 33.01 million recalled in 2004. The latest GM recall covers six new recall campaigns which now total 40 separate safety-related service actions that have been taken this year.

GM has been responsible for 26 million recalled vehicles since January. But, GM is far from the only auto maker under fire for having serious safety and recall headaches. On the list are also Honda, Mazda, Nissan and Toyota for airbag problems. Whilst an estimated half a million or more Nissan and Ram vehicles are now being investigated by the NHTSA due to reports.

Most of the vehicles are older models being recalled for unintended ignition-key rotation, including Chevrolet Malibus from model years 1997 to 2005 and Cadillac CTS cars from model years 2003 to 2014.