GM recalls an additional 2.42 million vehicles

BY Justin Scuiletti  May 20, 2014 at 1:03 PM EST
Photo courtesy of Bill Pugliano/Getty Images.

Photo courtesy of Bill Pugliano/Getty Images.

General Motors announced Tuesday that it is issuing a recall for an additional 2.42 million vehicles, taking on another $200 million in cost.

The new recalls raise the total number in 2014 to more than 15 million vehicles in the United States and doubles the expected recall charge for the company to $400 million. The recall specified front safety lap belt cables in several GM car models that could separate over time, as well as shift cables in other vehicles due to possible wear. Previous GM vehicles recalled in 2014 involved defective ignition switches, problematic fuel gauges and faulty power steering.

On May 16, GM was fined a $35 million civil penalty for failing to report the ignition switch defects in 2.6 million Chevrolet Cobalts and other small cars.