Friday, May 16, 2014
On Thursday, General Motors Co. announced five new safety recalls covering 2.7 million vehicles in the U.S. Here's a by-the-numbers look at GM's recalls so far this year:
Number of vehicles GM has recalled in the U.S. this year: 11.2 million
Number of recalls: 24
Biggest recall: 2.6 million older-model small cars, including the Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion, for defective ignition switches. (2.2 million in the U.S.)
Smallest recall: 355 Buick, Chevrolet and GMC vehicles from the 2014 model year for a transmission defect that was caught in the pre-production phase.
Record year for GM recalls: 2004, with 11.8 million vehicles recalled.
GM recall costs so far this year: $1.5 billion
Loaner cars provided by the company so far: 52,000
U.S. industry recalls in 2014: 15.4 million
Most U.S. recalls after GM in 2014: Toyota, with 2.9 million
Record year for recalls in U.S.: 2004, with 30.8 million
Sources: The Associated Press, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, GM