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GM extends recalls by 8mn vehicles

General Motors has announced that it is recalling an additional 7.55mn vehicles in the US as it expands the number of cars it will take off the road to fix defects.

GM extends recalls by 8mn vehicles
A General Motors Cadillac vehicle is seen in a showroom that is under renovation on June 30, 2014 in Miami, Florida. General Motors announced today that it is recalling an additional 7.55 million vehicles in the U.S. as it expands the number of cars it will take off the road to fix defects. (Getty Images)
GM extends recalls by 8mn vehicles
General Motors Chevrolet vehicles are seen on a sales lot on June 30, 2014 in Miami, Florida. General Motors announced today that it is recalling an additional 7.55 million vehicles in the U.S. as it expands the number of cars it will take off the road to fix defects. (Getty Images)
GM extends recalls by 8mn vehicles
Lawyer Kenneth Feinberg speaks during a news conference June 30, 2014 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Kenneth laid out the details of the compensation program he is administrating for General Motors to pay victims and their families that were affected by defective ignition switches installed in 2.6 million GM vehicles. (Getty Images)
GM extends recalls by 8mn vehicles
Rosie Cortinas (2nd L) of Caldwell, Idaho, whose son Amador Cortinas was killed in a GM vehicle accident, wipes tears as she listens during a news conference with her daughter Monica Coronado (L) June 30, 2014 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Lawyer Kenneth Feinberg held the news conference to lay out the details of the compensation program he is administrating for General Motors to pay victims and their families that were affected by defective ignition switches installed in 2.6 million GM vehicles. (Getty Images)
GM extends recalls by 8mn vehicles
Lawyer Kenneth Feinberg (R) talks to families of victims of GM vehicle accidents, Laura Christian (3rd L) of Harwood, Maryland, Rosie Cortinas (2nd L) of Caldwell, Idaho, and her daughter Monica Coronado (L) after a news conference June 30, 2014 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Feinberg held the news conference to lay out the details of the compensation program he is administrating for General Motors to pay victims and their families that were affected by defective ignition switches installed in 2.6 million GM vehicles. (Getty Images)
GM extends recalls by 8mn vehicles
Lawyer Kenneth Feinberg speaks during a news conference June 30, 2014 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Kenneth laid out the details of the compensation program he is administrating for General Motors to pay victims and their families that were affected by defective ignition switches installed in 2.6 million GM vehicles. (Getty Images)
GM extends recalls by 8mn vehicles
General Motors CEO Mary Barra (L), and Anton Valukas, head of GM's internal recall investigation, field questions while testifying during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on June 18, 2014 in Washington, DC. The committee is hearing testimony on GM's internal recall investigation and how the company is changing to prevent another safety crisis similar to its deadly delay in recalling millions of defective cars. (Getty Images)
GM extends recalls by 8mn vehicles
Brand new Chevrolet cars sit on the sales lot at F.H. Dailey Chevrolet on May 15, 2014 in San Leandro, California. General Motors announced the recall of 2.7 million GM cars and trucks for five different safety issues that include steering and braking problems. Vehicles affected by the recall include the 2004-2012 Chevrolet Malibu, 2008-2013 Corvette, 2005-2010 Pontiac G6, 2007-2010 Saturn Aura and the 2013-2014 Cadillac CTS. GM has issued 24 recalls in 2014 that have affected 11.2 million vehicles in the U.S. and 12.8 worldwide. (Getty Images)
GM extends recalls by 8mn vehicles
A General Motors Chevrolet dealership is shown April 24, 2014 in Royal Oak, Michigan. Today, GM reported its first quarter profits dropped nearly 86% from the first quarter of last year, due largely to a $1.3 billion cost for massive recall repairs related to a faulty ignition switch. (Getty Images)
GM extends recalls by 8mn vehicles
A sign belies a full hearing room as General Motors CEO Mary Barra testifies before the full House Energy and Commerce hearing room in a hearing entitled 'The GM Ignition Switch Recall: Why Did It Take So Long?' on Capitol Hill April 1, 2014 on Capitol Hill 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. (Getty Images)
GM extends recalls by 8mn vehicles
Mary Theresa Ruddy holds a photo of her daughter Kelly Erin Ruddy, who was 21 when she died in a car accident in 2010 involving her 2005 Chevy Cobalt, as General Motors CEO Mary Barra testifies before the full House Energy and Commerce hearing room in a hearing entitled 'The GM Ignition Switch Recall: Why Did It Take So Long?' on Capitol Hill April 1, 2014 on Capitol Hill 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. (Getty Images)