General Motors is further scrambling in its massive safety issue, this time announcing new safety recalls in the United States involving another 7.55 million vehicles from the 1997 to 2014 model years.
According to the Wall Street Journal, GM reported it’s aware of seven crashes, eight injuries and three fatalities in the latest round of recalled vehicles. The fatalities occurred in older model full-size sedans being recalled for inadvertent ignition key rotation.
The latest round of recalls may increase GM’s financial cost to $1.2 billion in second quarter of this year in repairs. The tally included a previously disclosed $700 million charge for recalls already announced.
This year, GM has also detailed plans to recall more than 20 million vehicles in North America for various safety and defective part issues.
The massive total is the result in part to the 11-year delay in recalling Chevrolet Cobalt, Saturn Ions and other vehicles with a defective ignition switch tied to 54 crashes and at least 13 fatalities.