Monday, Sep 22nd

Last update02:53:50 AM GMT

You are here News Domestic (USA) GM recalls another 8.23m cars as deaths linked to faults climb to 16

GM recalls another 8.23m cars as deaths linked to faults climb to 16

E-mail Print PDF

GM recallsGeneral Motors's safety crisis over deadly ignition switches has deepened with the recall of 8.23m cars linked by the carmaker to three deaths.

The latest recalls, which now total 29m this year, boosted the number of deaths acknowledged by GM to at least 16 in cars with switch-related problems. The automaker said it now knows of 61 crashes tied to faulty ignition switches, although US lawmakers and safety regulators have said they expect the death toll to climb.

The latest fatalities occurred in two separate high-speed crashes, one involving a 2003 Chevrolet Impala, the other a 2004 Impala, according to GM spokesman Jim Cain. The air bags failed to deploy in both crashes, Cain said, but GM cannot conclusively link the non-deployment to the ignition switches.

"Among these recalled vehicles, GM is aware of seven crashes, eight injuries and three fatalities," GM said in a statement. "The fatal crashes occurred in older model full-size sedans being recalled for inadvertent ignition key rotation. There is no conclusive evidence that the defect condition caused those crashes."


Most Recent Related Stories...

Feds censure local police, yet give lethal weapons

Feds arm policeA Pentagon program that distributes military surplus gear to local law enforcement allows even departments that...

GM recalls 221,000 Cadillacs and Impalas

Impala recalledGeneral Motors is recalling 221,000 Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Impala cars after a problem with the...

Florida fires 32 prison guards after spate of inmate deaths

Florida prison systemThe secretary of Florida's prison system has fired nearly three dozen guards in the wake of...

Polly Bergen, first screen woman president and Sopranos star, dies aged 84

Polly BergenEmmy-winning actress and singer Polly Bergen, who in a long career played the terrorised wife in...
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support!
TVNL Tee Shirt
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support!
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support!
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!