GM recalls 8.45 million more cars

July 2, 2014 1:06 am

General Motors Co has recalled another 8.5 million vehicles, including more than eight million for ignition-switch defects, the Wall Street Journal has reported. The latest recall brings the total of cars and trucks that GM has recalled in North America this year to about 29 million, a number greater than the company’s combined US sales for the years 2005 through 2013. GM said its dealers will fix the ignition problem by converting the slot on the vehicles’ key head to a small hole, reducing the potential for swinging key chains to move the ignition out of the run position while the cars are being operated.