RECALL | GM RECALLING 218,000 Chevy Aveo compact sedan over Fire Risk
(New York, New York) – May 21st 2014 – General Motors, the Detroit automaker is adding another 218,000 cars to its long list of over 10 million vehicles recalled so far. This time the recall is for the 2007 Chevy Aveo Model over fire-prone lighting. This recalled came one day after the massive recalled of over 2.4 million GM model vehicles that includes American brand of vehicles from Cadillac to Chevy’s and Buick’s.
General Motors is recalling 2004-2008 Chevrolet Aveo vehicles equipped with daytime running lights (DRL). These vehicles may be heat generated within the DRL module located in the center console in the instrument panel, which could melt the DRL module and cause fire.
GM spokesperson Alan Adler, Spoke about the situation
“We are aware of some fires,” and the company “is still investigating.”
Adler stated that none of the fires cause any injuries or fatalities, however Adler wouldn’t speak on how much vehicles that caught fire was reported to GM.
If you feel that your vehicle maybe affected please contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov
General Motors has yet to figure out a fix for this problem
SMADE MEDIA Galleria
2007 Chevy Aveo
*PHOTO CREDITS - Autoblog | AOL
GM LETTER TO THE NHTSA
The letter covers the problem with the Aveo
[office src=”https://onedrive.live.com/embed?cid=2330382C7E049094&resid=2330382C7E049094%21354&authkey=ANHMvLvbgrOcQ3Y&em=2″ width=”676″ height=”388″]
MAY 20th GM RECALL BREAKDOWN
|VEHICLES EFFECTED||MODEL YEARS||PROBLEMS|
|Buick Enclave||2009-2014||1,339,355 Effective Vehicles – Because front safety lap belt cables can fatigue and separate over time. In a crash, a separated cable could increase the risk of injury to front seat passengers.|
|Chevrolet Malibu||2004-2008||1,075,102 Effective Vehicles because of a shift cable that could wear out over time, resulting in mismatches of the gear position indicated by the shift lever|
|Cadillac Escalades and Escalade ESVs||2015||1,402 Effective Vehicles – because an insufficiently heated plastic weld that attaches the passenger side air bag to the instrument panel assembly could result in a partial deployment of the air bag in the event of a crash.|
|Chevrolet Silverado HD||2015||58 full-size pickups effective vehicles from the 2015 model year because retention clips attaching the generator fuse block to the vehicle body can become loose and lead to a potential fire.|
|and GMC Sierra HD||2015|
VEHICLES INVOLVED from the MAY 20th Recall