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Updated: Thu, 15 May 2014 09:44:28 GMT | By Tom Krisher, The Associated Press, thecanadianpress.com

GM adds 5 recalls; 2014 total above 11 million

DETROIT - General Motors added five recalls to its growing list Thursday, pushing its total number of recalled vehicles to more than 11 million this year.


GM adds 5 recalls; 2014 total above 11 million

FILE - In this May 31, 2013 file photo, the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu is unveiled on Belle Isle in Detroit. General Motors is recalling more than 140,000 2014 Chevrolet Malibu midsize cars to fix a problem with the power-assisted brakes. The recall affects models with 2.5-liter four-cylinder engines and stop-start technology that shuts off the engine at red lights. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

DETROIT - General Motors added five recalls to its growing list Thursday, pushing its total number of recalled vehicles to more than 11 million this year.

GM's recalls alone have the U.S. auto industry on pace to break the record of 30.8 million recalled vehicles set in 2004.

The company said Thursday that it's recalling nearly 2.7 million more cars and trucks to fix problems with brake lights, headlamps and power brakes.

The recalls brought GM's total number for the year to 18. That includes 2.6 million small cars worldwide for a deadly ignition switch problem.

The company expects to take a $200 million charge this quarter for the added recalls.

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