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GM Recalls 7.6 Million More Cars Over Ignition Switch Defect

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Pictures of people killed in GM cars with defected key switches, were put of the ledge of the hearing room as General Motors Company CEO Mary Barra (L) answers questions during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, on April 1, 2014 in Washington, DC. The committee is hearing testimony on a safety defect that's been linked to at least 13 deaths and has sparked a 2.6 million-vehicle recall. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Pictures of people killed in GM cars with defected key switches, were put of the ledge of the hearing room as General Motors Company CEO Mary Barra (L) answers questions during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, on April 1, 2014 in Washington, DC. The committee is hearing testimony on a safety defect that’s been linked to at least 13 deaths and has sparked a 2.6 million-vehicle recall. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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DETROIT (AP) – General Motors is recalling at least 7.6 million more vehicles dating back to 1997 to fix faulty ignition switches as the company’s safety crisis continues to grow.

The latest recalls involve mainly older midsize cars and bring GM’s total number of recalls this year to over 28 million.

The company says it is aware of three deaths, eight injuries and seven crashes involving the vehicles recalled on Monday. GM says it has no conclusive evidence that faulty switches caused the crashes.

The company says it expects to take a $1.2 billion charge in the second quarter for recall-related expenses.
It is urging people to remove everything from their key rings until their cars can be repaired.

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