GM recalls 15,000 Malibu sedans vehicles for fire threat


Flags wave behind a General Motors Corp sign in downtown in DetroitThe General Motors (GM) is recalling nearly 15,000 Chevrolet Malibu sedans from model year 2013 to check for faulty wiring harnesses that could cause a fire.

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GM on Friday also said it was recalling 44,406 Malibus from model year 2014 to check an issue that could cause the cars’ defrosters to malfunction.

On 2013 Malibus equipped with optional power front seats, GM said the wiring harness could wear against the seat frame, which could result in “sparking, flickering lights, melted wiring, smoke or a fire.”

GM said that it was aware of two fires in unattended vehicles and “there are no known crashes or injuries’’ related to the condition.

The recall covers 14,909 vehicles in the U.S., 13 in Canada and seven in Mexico.

On 2014 Malibus, GM said that the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system might not operate properly.

“If the defroster is not working, drivers may not be able to clear the windshield,’’ GM said.

The auto maker said it was not aware of any crashes, injuries or complaints due to the condition.

The recall covers 42,696 vehicles in the U.S., 1,034 in Canada and 676 in Mexico. (Reutrs/NAN)

Babatunde Akinsola
Babatunde Akinsola
Babatunde Akinsola is aNaija247news' Southwest editor. He's based in Lagos and writes on the Yoruba Nation political issues, news and investigative reports

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