P.M. BRIEFING : GM Told to Recall Half a Million Cars

<i> From Times wire services </i>

The Environmental Protection Agency said today that it has ordered General Motors Corp. to recall more than half a million cars for defective pollution control equipment.

The models included in the recall order are the 1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, Delta 88, Ninety-Eight, Toronado and Custom Cruiser; and the 1984 Buick LeSabre, Estate Wagon, Electra and Riviera. The cars are all equipped with the five-liter engine.

A total of 635,243 cars are involved in the recall order. The EPA said 30,491 of the vehicles were made for sale in California, which has stricter emissions standards than those enforced by the federal government.