Auto industry on pace to break recall record; GM announces five vehicle recalls today

Five vehicle recalls announced by General Motors today brings the total number of its recalls to more than 11 million this year.

Also today, Chevrolet announced the recall of more than 140,000 Malibu vehicles from 2014 because a hydraulic boost assist may become disabled. The recall announcement says it requires "additional brake pedal effort and a lengthened stopped distance to slow or stop the vehicle.”

On Tuesday, more than 580,000 Ford Escape vehicles from 2013-14 were recalled. The doors may be difficult to close or may possibly open while driving, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. And on Monday, Ford and Chrysler both issued recalls of more than 581,000 and 644,800, respectively.

According to The Associated Press, GM said today it is recalling nearly 2.7 million more cars and trucks to fix problems with brake lights, head lamps and power brakes.

GM's recalls alone have the U.S. auto industry on pace to break the record of 30.8 million recalled vehicles, according to AP. That record was set in 2004.

A full list of recalls is available online

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