General Motors has updated its recall tally for the year to include the October 1 recall of 117,651 vehicles for a faulty chassis control module. The automaker has now recalled a total of 26,502,668 vehicles in the United States and 30,011,637 worldwide so far this year.
GM has issued 76 recall campaigns this year after it announced the recall of 2.6 million small cars for a faulty ignition switch which has been linked to at least 29 deaths. The automaker paid a $35 million fine to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for its failure to respond to the recall in a timely manner and is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice over the matter.
CEO Mary Barra has expressed remorse for the crash victims and has since vowed to make safety a top priority at GM. She recently expressed her desire to make GM “the safest (car company) in the industry,” and said the recalls this year are a sign of how quickly the company has taken action.
The entire list of GM models recalled so far this year can be viewed here.