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3 more car recalls for GM

By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Posted: 1 pm ET

General Motors has issued three more car recalls recently, totaling over 2 million vehicles. This is in addition to the nearly 2.2 million cars affected by its ignition recall.

The first recall, which is for 1,340,447 cars, affects some models that are also part of the ignition recall. In this latest recall, some models of the 2004-2006 and 2008-2009 Chevrolet Malibu, 2004-2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx, non-turbo models of the 2009-2010 Chevrolet HHR, 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt, 2008-2009 Saturn Aura, 2004-2007 Saturn Ion and 2005-2009 Pontiac G6 made the recall list. The affected cars may experience a sudden loss of electric power steering during driving, which could make the car more difficult to steer and possibly result in a crash.

In addition, 489,936 GM pickups and large sport utility vehicles are being recalled because of a possible problem with the transmission oil cooler line that could result in fluid leaking, which could cause a fire. This recall affects some 2014 Chevrolet Silverado light-duty regular-cab, double-cab and crew-cab 1500 series pickups; 2015 Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe SUVs; 2014 GMC Sierra regular-cab, double-cab and crew-cab 1500 series pickups and 2015 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL SUVs equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission.

Finally, some 2013-2014 Chevrolet Cruze cars equipped with a 1.4-liter turbo engine are being recalled because of a possible defect in the right front half shaft that may cause it to fracture and separate, causing the car to lose power and coast to a stop if driving or cause the car to roll if it is parked without the emergency brake. Some 174,046 cars are affected.

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Tara Baukus Mello writes the cars blog as well as the weekly Driving for Dollars column, providing both practical financial advice for consumers as well as insight into the latest developments in the automotive world. Follow her on Facebook here or on Twitter @SheDrives.

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