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General Motors recalled nearly 512,000 Chevrolet Camaro muscle (Credit: General Motors)

General Motors recalled nearly 512,000 Chevrolet Camaro muscle cars from the 2010 to 2014 model years because a driver's knee can bump the key and knock the switch out of the "run" position, causing an engine stall.

GM's year of recalls includes popular models

It's been a busy year for General Motors in terms of recalls. Since the start of 2014, the company has recalled 20 million vehicles world wide (17.7 million in the U.S.) as of June 16, a figure that breaks GM's previous record of 10.75 million recalls set in 2014.

The numerous recalls stem from an ignition switch problem in GM compact cars that is responsible for at least 13 deaths. The car company admitted knowing about the problem for at least a decade, but didn't issue a recall until this past February.

Recently, GM agreed to pay a $35 million fine from the federal government for concealing the ignition switch defects.

Chevrolet Impala

Chevrolet Impala (model years 2006-2014) was among another
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Chevrolet Impala (model years 2006-2014) was among another 3 million cars recalled by General Motors in mid-June. The automaker said the ignition switches in Impalas and six other models can slip out of the 'run' position if the keychain has too much weight on it and the car is jarred, for example, by hitting a pothole.

Chevrolet Malibu

The Malibu (models from 2004-2012) was included in
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The Malibu (models from 2004-2012) was included in several GM recalls. It was among 2.4 million midsize cars recalled because the brake light wires can corrode, causing the lights to fail. In addition, the Malibu was among 1.3 million small and midsize cars because the electronic power assist can stop working. Finally, the Malibu was among 1.1 million midsize cars recalled because a shift cable can wear out over time, making it impossible to change gears or remove the key from the ignition.

Chevrolet Cobalt

The Chevrolet Cobalt (2005-2007) is among 2.2 million
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The Chevrolet Cobalt (2005-2007) is among 2.2 million small cars recalled for defective ignition switches.

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GMC Acadia

The GMC Acadia (2009-2014) was among 1.3 million

The GMC Acadia (2009-2014) was among 1.3 million crossovers recalled because the front safety lap belt cables can wear down and separate over time. The Acadia (2008-2013) was also among 1.2 million crossovers recalled because their side air bags, front center air bags and seat belt pretensioners might not deploy if drivers ignore an air bag warning light on their dashboard.

Chevrolet Silverado

The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado was among 490,000 pickups
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The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado was among 490,000 pickups and SUVs recalled because of transmission oil can leak, possibly leading to a fire. In addition, the pickup model was part of a separate recall of 303,000 pickups because the exhaust components can overheat and start a fire.

2015 Chevrolet Suburban

The 2015 Chevrolet Suburban was among 490,000 pickups
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The 2015 Chevrolet Suburban was among 490,000 pickups and SUVs recalled because transmission oil can leak from a fitting and hit hot surfaces, causing fires.

2015 Chevrolet Tahoe

The Tahoe was among 490,000 pickups and SUVs
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The Tahoe was among 490,000 pickups and SUVs recalled because transmission oil can leak from a fitting and hit hot surfaces, causing fires.

Chevrolet Traverse

The Chevrolet Traverse (2009-2014) was among 1.3 million
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The Chevrolet Traverse (2009-2014) was among 1.3 million crossovers recalled because the front safety lap belt cables can wear down and separate over time. In addition, the Traverse (2009-2013) were also among 1.2 million crossovers recalled because their side air bags, front center air bags and seat belt pretensioners might not deploy if drivers ignore an air bag warning light on their dashboard.

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2015 GMC Yukon

The GMC Yukon is among 490,000 pickups and
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The GMC Yukon is among 490,000 pickups and SUVs recalled by General Motors because transmission oil can leak from a fitting and hit hot surfaces, causing fires.

Chevrolet Express

The Chevrolet Express (2009-2014) was among 303,000 vans
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The Chevrolet Express (2009-2014) was among 303,000 vans recalled because the material on the instrument panel might not adequately protect unbelted passengers' heads in a crash.