GM Recalls 218K Chevrolet Aveos for Fire Risk

GM Recalls 218K Chevrolet Aveos for Fire Risk

Chevrolet announced today that it will call back 218,000 Chevrolet Aveos because of a potential fire risk.

Affected models range from the 2004 to 2008 model years and are equipped with daytime running lights. The DRL module located in the center console in the instrument panel might generate enough heat to melt itself and that can cause a fire.

According to NHTSA documents, General Motors doesn’t know how to fix the issue yet and hasn’t announced a timeline for the recall campaign. The automaker is  still developing a way to fix the problem.

Today’s recall announcement comes after the company said yesterday that it will recall 2.42 million vehicles in a campaign spanning several nameplates for a variety of issues. The latest announcement is the 30th recall campaign for the Detroit automaker so far  this year and marks it creeping close to having called back 14 million units since January. Currently, the total sits at over 13.8 million.

General Motors said yesterday that it expects to spend $400 million on recall related costs in the second quarter, but that figure doesn’t include today’s announcement. In the first quarter, GM saw its net profit all but wiped out by costs associated with its controversial ignition switch recall.

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