General Motors has recalled 29 million cars after deaths

Car manufacturer General Motors has recalled 29 million cars after a faulty ignition switch has been linked to 61 crashes.

A total of 16 deaths are now attributed to the problem, however, safety regulators and US lawmakers have said this number is likely to climb.

The car company said: “The fatal crashes occurred in older model full-size sedans being recalled for inadvertent ignition key rotation. There is no conclusive evidence that the defect condition caused those crashes.”

GM has recalled compact and midsize cars, sedans, and crossovers from model years 1997-2014.

Last year it sold 9.7 million vehicles globally – 2.8 million of these in the US.

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