GM Recalls 2.7M More Cars; ‘Major Announcement’ From Feds To Come At 11:15 A.M.

CBS New York

TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer

DETROIT (AP/WWJ)? General Motors’ efforts to root out lingering safety problems across its wide range of cars and trucks has produced another big recall ? and highlights a sudden shift at GM and throughout the industry toward issuing recalls instead of avoiding them.

Meanwhile, the federal government says it will make a ?major announcement? about its investigation into GM?s recalls.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration?s Acting Administrator David Friedman are holding a press conference at 11:15 a.m. in Washington D.C.

The nation’s largest automaker announced a total of five recalls covering 2.7 million vehicles Thursday. The biggest involves 2.4 million midsize cars from model years 2004 to 2012 with brake lights that can fail.

GM acknowledged it knew about the brake light problem as early as 2008. That year it issued what’s known as a technical…

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