GM adds more cars to growing recall list

General Motors, which has already called back almost 29 million vehicles in North America for various fixes this year, recalled almost 718,000 more today, many of them recent model vehicles.

GM is recalling more than 414,000 vehicles, including Chevrolet Camaro for model years 2011-2012, the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain for 2010-2012, and Cadillac SRX models for 2010-2012 in the U.S. The bolt for seat-height adjustments may become loose or fall out, the company said in a e-mailed statement.

The automaker is also recalling more than 124,000 autos, including Cadillac CTS vehicles from 2014 because certain vehicles may have an incomplete weld on the seat hook bracket assembly.

The company said it knows of three injuries and no fatalities related to the latest action.

The biggest U.S. automaker is stepping up the pace of recalls as it faces multiple investigations for its slowness in calling back 2.59 million small cars with ignition flaws linked to at least 13 deaths. Since that action began in February, the company has recalled other cars for similar issues, accounting for about 17 million of the fixes with more than 12 million of that number flagged in June alone.

GM called back 8.23 million vehicles at the end of June, including Chevrolet Malibus from 1997 to 2005 and Cadillac CTS cars from the 2003 to 2014 model years, for unintended key rotation. On June 16, the Detroit-based company called in 3.36 million, including some Chevrolet Impalas, because their ignitions could slip out of the “run” position.

The automaker recalled more than 500,000 Chevrolet Camaros on June 13 for a similar design defect.

GM has surpassed the record for U.S. safety fixes by an automaker in a calendar year with 25.7 million vehicles recalled before today, eclipsing Ford’s single-year record of 23.3 million in 2001. By comparison, automakers are projected to sell 16.1 million new cars and trucks industrywide this year, according to the average of analysts’ estimates compiled by Bloomberg. Before today, the company had recalled 28.97 million vehicles in North America this year.

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