General Motors Co. agreed Friday to pay a record fine for failing to disclose problems with ignition switches in small cars that are now linked to at least 13 deaths. The company has recalled 2.6 million older small cars to fix the faulty switches, and recalled millions of other cars for a variety of problems as part of a broad review of safety issues.
Here’s a by-the-numbers look at GM’s recalls and related issues:
Fine for failing to disclose switch problem: $35 million
GM recall costs so far this year: $1.5 billion
Small car recall: 2.6 million older-model small cars, including the Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion, for defective ignition switches. (2.2 million in the U.S.)
Number of vehicles GM has recalled in the U.S. this year: 11.2 million
Number of recalls: 24
Smallest recall: 355 Buick, Chevrolet and GMC vehicles from the 2014 model year for a transmission defect that was caught in the pre-production phase.
Record year for GM recalls: 2004, with 11.8 million vehicles recalled.
Loaner cars provided by the company so far: 52,000
U.S. industry recalls in 2014: 15.4 million
Most U.S. recalls after GM in 2014: Toyota, with 2.9 million
Record year for recalls in U.S.: 2004, with 30.8 million
Sources: The Associated Press, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, GM