General Motors announced fresh recalls of another 2.7 million vehicles, including newer models, linked to various problems. We discuss the implications of these seemingly unending recalls for the company In a fresh recall episode, General Motors Company (GM) announced five sets of vehicle recalls on Thursday, totaling 2.7 million vehicles mostly in the US. The number tops the company's biggest recall of 2.6 million vehicles in February this year, with faulty ignition switches that led to 13 deaths and 31 crashes. GM said the additional recalls could weigh down on second-quarter earnings by $200 million. The company already realized a $1.3 billion charge in the first quarter of the year resulting from earlier recalls. Recall Vehicles and Issues Among the latest recalls are 2.4 million vehicles like the Chevrolet Malibu and Pontiac G6, mainly from the mid-2000s, that have been identified with brake light failures stemming from electrical wiring corrosion, which GM said has led to two injuries and 13 crashes but no deaths. Another set of recalls include 112,000 Chevrolet Corvette sports sedans for low-beam headlight failure. Notably, the recalls also include a number of newer models like the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu with software problems causing engine shutdowns and braking failures, the Cadillac CTS luxury sedan identified with a windshield viper flaw, and 2014 models of 477 GMC Sierra trucks and Chevrolet Silverado. The 2015 model of the Chevrolet Tahoe SUV also features in the recall list due to loose tie rods that can lead to a loss of control. GM has instructed owners of vehicles with faulty tie rods to refrain from driving until the problem is fixed.