GM recalls almost 3 million cars

General Motors has issued five safety recalls, including 2.7 million vehicles in the United States. The automaker said it would take a charge of up to $200 million during the quarter to cover the recall costs.

The recalls cover:

2,440,524 previous generation passenger cars for taillamp malfunctions. This involves 2004-2012 Chevrolet Malibu, 2004-2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx, 2005-2010 Pontiac G6 and 2007-2010 Saturn Auras model cars in U.S. to modify the brake lamp wiring harness. 

111,889 previous generation Chevrolet Corvettes for loss of low-beam head lamps. This cover 111,889 Chevrolet Corvettes from the 2005-2007 model years for potential loss of low-beam headlamp operation Models from 2008-2013 will be covered under a Customer Satisfaction Program. 

140,067 Chevrolet Malibus from the 2014 model year for hydraulic brake booster malfunctions. This covers 140,067 Chevrolet Malibus from the 2014 model year with 2.5L engines and stop/start technology. 

19,225 Cadillac CTS 2013-2014 models for windshield wiper failures. This covers 19,225 Cadillac CTS from the 2013-2014 model year for a condition in which the windshield wiper system may become inoperable after a vehicle jump start with wipers active and restricted, such as by ice and snow.

477 full-size trucks from the 2014 and 2015 model years for a tie-rod defect that can lead to a crash. This involves certain 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra light duty pickups and 2015 model year Chevrolet Tahoe SUVs. The tie rod threaded attachment to the steering gear rack in these vehicles may not be tightened to specification.

The automaker says it knows of several hundred complaints, 13 crashed and two injuries, but no fatalities as a result of the condition.

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