GM says owners of fire-prone cars shouldn't park in garages
The Motor City -- Possessors of 1.4 million recalled General Motors vehicles shouldn't park in garages and other constructions because of fire hazards, the auto-maker mentioned in a file posted today.
General Motors Corporation on Tuesday said it'll recall the automobiles -- all model-years 2004 or older -- to repair a flaw that could create the motor to catch fire. During difficult braking, oil-can fall onto the hot exhaust manifold, possibly causing motor compartment fires, General Motors said.
It is the third important recall to deal with the flaw. General Motors Corporation said 1,345 fires have been reported in automobiles formerly fixed during earlier in the day recalls.
In a seller notice posted on the NHTSA's web site today, General Motors said the automobiles are safe to push but said drivers should not park the vehicles in garages or other constructions until fixes are made to stop possible fire damage to the building.
About 85% of the documented fires have occurred without one in the car, General Motors Corporation said. Nineteen slight injuries are reported.
"The state will not change the safe functioning of the car," General Motors wrote in the notice. "When the state happened while the automobile was functioning, motorists have reported seeing smoke in the engine compartment."
The Detroit automaker stated there isn't yet a fix for the flaw, although it's "finalizing a cure." Owners will likely be notified when the repair is made accessible.
General Motors is recalling 1,283,340 automobiles in the US and 127,992 automobiles in Canada, Mexico and elsewhere.
Covered under the recall are: the 1997-2004 Pontiac grandprix; 2000 04 Chevrolet Impala; 199899 Chevrolet Lumina; 1998 04 Chevrolet Monte-Carlo; 199899 Oldsmobile Intrigue; and 1997-2004 Buick Regal.
General Motors Corporation had formerly recalled 207,000 of the sedans in 2008 and 1.5 million last year for the same problem, as well as a smaller recall earlier this year for 2004 model-year Regals, Impalas and Monte Carlos.
The Grand Prix, Lumina, montecarlo and Intrigue have since been discontinued, while the Impala and Regal have experienced whole redesigns.
The Detroit information reported on the parking warning earlier nowadays.
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