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      7.6 million GM vehicles to be recalled largely due to ignition switch problems

      General Motors is recalling at least 7.6 million more vehicles dating back to 1997 to fix faulty ignition switches as the company's safety crisis continues to grow.

      The latest recalls involve mainly older midsize cars and bring GM's total number of recalls this year to over 28 million.

      The company says it is aware of three deaths, eight injuries and seven crashes involving the vehicles recalled on Monday. GM says it has no conclusive evidence that faulty switches caused the crashes.

      The company says it expects to take a $1.2 billion charge in the second quarter for recall-related expenses.

      It is urging people to remove everything from their key rings until their cars can be repaired.

      The vehicles and model years being recalled are:

      Unintended ignition key rotation: 1997-2005 Malibu, 1998-2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue, 1999-2004 Oldsmobile Alero, 1999-2005 Pontiac Grand Am, 2000-2005 Chevrolet Impala and Monte Carlo, 2004-2008 Pontiac Grand Prix, 2003-2014 Cadillac CTS, 2004-2006 Cadillac SRX

      Engine block heater power cord problem: 2011-2014 Chevrolet Cruze, 2012-2014 Chevrolet Sonic, 2013-2014 Chevrolet Trax, Buick Encore, and Verano

      Electrical issues: 2007-2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD, GM Sierra HD equipped with an auxiliary battery

      "Superhold" joint not to specification: 2014 Chevrolet Camaro and Impala, Buick Regal, Cadillac XTS

      Possible electrical short in driver's door: 2005-2007 Buick Rainier, Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Isuzu Ascender, Saab 9-7x, 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT, GMC Envoy XL