GM announces five new recalls covering 2.7 million U.S. vehicles -

DETROIT, MI- Recall troubles continue to escalate for General Motors Co. The Detroit-based automaker today announced it has informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of five new safety recalls covering nearly 3 million vehicles,... nearly 145,000 Chevrolet Malibus from the 2014 model-year for hydraulic brake booster malfunctions. The largest recall, including more than 2. 4 million U. S. vehicles – involves 2004-2012 Chevrolet Malibu, 2004-2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx, 2005-2010 Pontiac G6 and 2007-2010 Saturn Auras model to modify the brake lamp wiring harness. The condition could result in brake lamps failing to illuminate when the brakes are applied or brake lamps illuminating when the brakes are not engaged. Additionally, cruise control, traction control, electronic stability control and panic braking assist operation could be disabled. GM is aware of several hundred complaints, 13 crashes and two injuries but no fatalities as a result of the brake lamp wiring harness flaw. The second-largest recall announced today involves nearly 145,000 Chevrolet Malibus from the 2014 model year with 2. 5-liter engines and stop/start technology. Source: