Posted Monday, June 30, 2014 --- 3:02 p.m.
General Motors announced six new recalls on Monday affecting 7.6 million vehicles in North America and 800,000 more overseas.
Among the recalled vehicles, GM is aware of seven crashes, eight injuries and three fatalities in older model full-size sedans being recalled for inadvertent ignition key rotation.
The vehicles recalled are 1997 to 2005 Chevrolet Malibu sedans, 1998 to 2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue sedans, 1999 to 2004 Oldsmobile Aleros, 1999 to 2005 Pontiac Grand Ams, 2000 to 2005 Chevrolet Impalas and Monte Carlos, and 2004 to 2008 Pontiac Grand Prixs.
The automaker also said that it will take a charge of up to $1.2 billion in the second quarter for recall-related repairs. General Motors has posted three dozen recalls this year for all manner of issues, affecting 20 million vehicles worldwide.