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10 largest GM recalls this year

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General Motors issued four recalls covering 2.4 million cars and trucks on Tuesday. That brings GM to a total of 29 recalls of 13.6 million vehicles in the U.S. so far this year. Here are the 10 largest U.S. recalls the company has announced this year.

— 2.4 million midsize cars because the brake light wires can corrode, causing the lights to fail. Includes 2004-2012 Chevrolet Malibu, Pontiac G6 and Saturn Aura.

— 2.2 million small cars for defective ignition switches. The recall (which totals 2.6 million worldwide), includes the 2005-2007 Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5; 2003-2007 Saturn Ion; and 2006-2007 Chevrolet HHR, Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky, and any newer models from 2008-2011 that got the switches as replacement parts.

— 2.2 million small cars to replace ignition lock cylinders so drivers can't remove their keys while the engine is running. Affects the same vehicles involved in the ignition switch recall.

— 1.3 million small and midsize cars because the electronic power assist can stop working. Includes the 2004-2005 Chevrolet Malibu, 2009-2010 Chevrolet HHR and 2008-2009 Saturn Aura.

— 1.3 million crossovers because the front safety lap belt cables can wear down and separate over time. Includes the 2009-2014 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook.

— 1.2 million crossovers because their side air bags, front centre air bags and seat belt pretensioners might not deploy if drivers ignore an air bag warning light on their dashboard. Includes the 2008-2013 Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia; 2009-2013 Chevrolet Traverse; and 2008-2010 Saturn Outlook.

— 1.1 million midsize cars because a shift cable can wear out over time, making it impossible to change gears or remove the key from the ignition. Includes 2004-2008 Chevrolet Malibu and 2005-2008 Pontiac G6.

— 490,000 pickups and SUVs because transmission oil can leak from a fitting and hit hot surfaces, causing fires. Includes the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 pickups and 2015 Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe and GMC Yukon and Yukon XL.

— 303,000 pickups because the exhaust components can overheat and start a fire. Includes the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra.

— 303,000 vans because the material on the instrument panel might not adequately protect unbelted passengers' heads in a crash. Includes 2009-2014 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana.

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