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GM Down to 825,000 Recalled Vehicles Left to Fix

Automaker uses unconventional methods to get owners to bring cars to dealers.

by on Dec.01, 2014

GM is down to less than 1 million vehicles needing repairs related to its ignition switch recall this year.

General Motors claims it has less than 1 million cars left to fix of the 2.36 million it recalled for a faulty ignition switch that has caused 36 deaths and 39 injuries in the U.S.

The total number has been reduced from 2.59 million by the automaker due to scrappage or vehicles that are no longer traceable by registration, according to GM.

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So in the U.S., the total number is down to 1.96 million. The company said its dealers have completed the repairs in 58.1% or 1.14 million vehicles. This leaves less than 825,000 vehicles needing repairs. (more…)

U.S. Automakers Obliterate One-Year Recall Record… In Six Months

Latest GM recall blitz obliterates old mark.

by on Jun.30, 2014

GM CEO Mary Barra has presided over the bulk of the largest number of recalls in U.S. auto history.

Most of the time breaking a record is followed by celebration and jubilation; however, with the recall of 7.65 million vehicles today — nearly 8.5 million worldwide — General Motors helped U.S. automakers secure a record none of them want to be part of: the most vehicles ever recalled in a single year. Worse than beating the record is that it only took six months to do it.

With the latest action, the new total is 39.85 million vehicles, easily surpassing the previous one-year record of 33.01 million set in 2004.

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GM’s latest announcement covers six new recall campaigns — bringing to more than 40 the total number of separate safety-related service actions it has taken this year. GM alone has been responsible for the recall of more than 26 million vehicles since January. By comparison, the entire industry called back just 27.96 million vehicles last year.

Keenly aware of the growing damage to its reputation, GM CEO Mary Barra said in a statement, “We have worked aggressively to identify and address the major outstanding issues that could impact the safety of our customers.” But Barra also signaled GM’s recall blitz is not necessarily over, adding that, “If any other issues come to our attention, we will act appropriately and without hesitation.”