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GM recalls 218,000 Chevy Aveo models over fire-prone lighting

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Report Receipt Date: MAY 19, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V261000

Component(s):
Potential Number of Units Affected: 218,000
Manufacturer: General Motors LLC

SUMMARY:
General Motors is recalling certain model year 2004-2008 Chevrolet Aveo vehicles equipped with daytime running lights (DRL). In the affected vehicles, there may be heat generated within the DRL module located in the center console in the instrument panel, which could melt the DRL module.


CONSEQUENCE:
If the DRL module melts due to the heat generation, it could cause a vehicle fire.

REMEDY:
The remedy for this recall campaign is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact General Motors customer service at 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet). General Motors recall number for this campaign is 14236.

NOTES:
Owners may also 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.

 

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