CORALVILLE COURIER EDITOR'S NOTE: How 'bout that bailout huh?
General Motors announced six recalls on Wednesday, expanding beyond the ignition switch defects that have plagued the company, and bringing its total for the year to 60 recalls involving about 29 million vehicles worldwide.
The automaker is recalling more than 822,000 cars worldwide for a variety of issues, including problems with seats, air bags and turn signals, parts that may not have been welded together properly, and a loss of power steering. For much of this year, G.M. has been engulfed by a safety crisis set off by defective ignition switches in millions of older small cars that the automaker has linked to at least 13 deaths.