Chevy Malibu most recalled of GM cars this year, not Cobalt

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Well, this is certainly a surprise. In a record-breaking year for recalls, General Motors' most recalled vehicle is not the Chevrolet Cobalt and its problematic ignition switches – it's the Chevy Malibu.

More accurately, it's the Malibu and its Epsilon platform partners, the Saturn Aura and Pontiac G6. Of the 15.8 million vehicles GM has recalled in its 29 recalls since January, over 4.3 million have been Epsilon-platform vehicles built between 2004 and 2012. Compare that to the Cobalt and other Delta platform vehicles, which have only had 2.15 million units recalled in 2014.

The Bu's problems have ranged from its stem to its stern, with power steering, transmission, air conditioning and brake light issues affecting the midsize and its ilk.

As we've already reported, the Epsilon platform's totals could increase as the year goes on, with analysts reporting that GM's recall-a-palooza could continue through the summer.

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