General Motors said it was recalling more than 57,000 vehicles in the United States for potential problems ranging from a wiring problem in the steering column to inadvertent shutdown of the engine.
The recall of 57,182 vehicles in three categories came a day after GM recalled 524,384 cars and sport utility vehicles globally for different problems. The No. 1 U.S. automaker now has issued 74 recalls this year, affecting some 30 million vehicles.
The recalls included 46,873 Pontiac G8s from 2008 and 2009, and Chevrolet Caprices marketed as police vehicles between 2011 and 2013. GM said the cars' ignition keys could be accidentally knocked out of the ``run'' position by the driver's knee, shutting off the engine and air bags. GM, which has a reconfigured key to solve the problem, said it was aware of one crash but no injuries or fatalities in the recalled vehicles.