Threat of Fires Causes GM to Recall 1.5M Cars | DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog

Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recently announced that General Motors is recalling nearly 1.5 million passenger sedans manufactured between 1997 and 2003.  According to CNN, “the problem involves a potential for oil to leak on the exhaust manifold during hard braking. When a car operates under normal conditions, the manifold can get very hot.”  The abnormal heating can lead to fires.  “The recall covers certain mid- and full-size passenger sedans under GM’s Chevrolet, Buick, Oldsmobile and Pontiac brands.”  Owners and dealers of the recalled vehicles will be notified soon so that alterations to the automobiles’ spark-plug systems can be made free-of-charge.

To read the full CNN report, click here.

If you own a GM vehicle, we encourage you to contact GM and your dealer for more details.  If your vehicle has been recalled, please be sure to get it repaired immediately.

Many people are severely injured each year due to automobile defects.  For information about your legal rights, please call the law firm of Regan Zambri & Long, PLLC at (202) 463-3030.