News

GM recalls 7M more vehicles over ignition switch

GM recalls 7M more vehicles over ignition switch

RECALLED:The latest recalls involve mainly older midsize cars and bring GM's total number of recalls this year to over 28 million. Photo: Associated Press

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.

Recent Headlines

28 mins ago in Local

Holyoke Man Pleads Not Guilty in Police Officer Stabbing

Fresh
police lights

A grand jury has indicted Jeffrey Torres in connection with the March 18th stabbing at a South Hadley Dunkin Donuts shop.

30 mins ago in Local

Northampton Restaurant Closes Abruptly

Fresh
Rally in Solidarity with Northampton Restaurant workers

The Pioneer Valley Workers Center is condemning the move, and is working with the affected employees to recover any back pay owed to them.

33 mins ago in Local

Security Cameras for French King Bridge

Fresh
surveillance camera

The state has announced plans to install security cameras and preventative netting on the bridge, which has been the site of numerous suicide attempts over the years.

2 hours ago in Local

Montague Still Pursuing Broadband

internet cables

Officials attended an Amherst meeting last night of the Mass. Broadband Institute, which recently blocked Montague’s agreement with a provider willing to extend the service to underserved areas of town.

3 hours ago in Local

Northampton Bond Rating Upgraded

northampton

Mayor David Narkewicz says the city now has a Triple-A bond rating, which will allow it to borrow money at lower rates.