GM recalls 2.4 million more vehicles

    General Motors is recalling 2.4 million vehicles in the U.S. as part of a broader effort to resolve outstanding safety issues more quickly.

    The latest action brings to 13.6 million the number of vehicles GM has recalled this year, a new record for the automaker.

    The recalls announced Tuesday include 1.3 million older-model crossovers with defective front seat belts and 1 million sedans with a shift cable that can wear out.

    GM is also recalling 1,400 new Cadillac Escalade SUVs with faulty air bags.

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    No fatalities related to the defects have been reported, GM says

    It expects to take a $400 million charge in the second quarter to repair the vehicles.

    GM agreed to a $35 million federal fine last week for delays in reporting a deadly ignition switch defect.

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