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GM brake light recall may expand

DETROIT — Regulators may add more than a million General Motors mid-size cars to a recall for brake light problems. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reviewing complaints about the 2004 to 2011 Chevrolet Malibu and the 2007 to 2009 Saturn Aura. Brake lights may not come on when the pedal is pressed; at other times the lights can illuminate for no reason.

In 2009, GM recalled about 8,000 Pontiac G6 mid-size cars from the 2005 model year for the same problem. The government said in February that it was investigating whether to add 550,000 G6s sold from 2005 to 2009. Now the agency is investigating 97 complaints from Malibu and Aura owners about the same problems.

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No additional recalls have been issued beyond the 8,000 cars called in for repairs in 2009.

A GM spokesman said Tuesday that the company has no reports of crashes or injuries.

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