NEW ORLEANS -- General Motors said it will recall 3.16 million mid-size and large cars to modify their ignition keys to prevent the same problem that has been blamed for 13 deaths and 54 crashes in small cars that GM recalled earlier this year.
Simultaneously GM announced five other recalls for different defects totaling 165,770 U.S. vehicles.
And the automaker boosted to $700 million, from a previously forecast $400 million, the charge against second-quarter earnings it plans to take to pay for the recalls.
GM now has announced 44 recalls this year covering 17.73 million U.S. vehicles.
The North America total – including the U.S., Canada, Mexico and exports – is 20 million, GM says, noting that some vehicles have been recalled for more than one issue.
GM said the big, new ignition switch recall covers 2000 to 2014 models in the U.S. because the ignition switch might inadvertently move out of the "run" position if the key is carrying extra weight and experiences some jarring event. The automaker says it knows of eight crashes and six injuries related to the switches being recalled.
Here's a complete list of the recalled cars:
Buick Lacrosse -- 2005-2009
Chevrolet Impala -- 2006-2014
Cadillac Deville -- 2000-2005
Cadillac DTS -- 2004-2011
Buick Lucerne -- 2006-2011
Buick Regal LS & GS -- 2004-2005
Chevy Monte Carlo -- 2006-2008