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GM recalls 218,000 Chevrolet Aveo

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Text: / Photos: GM | posted May 22, 2014 13:39

Adds to GM's growing recall list

After the recent 2.4 million vehicle recall of various General Motors models, the automaker is now calling in 218,000 Chevrolet Aveo from the 2004-2008 model years.

Chevrolet Aveo models from that production period use daytime running lights (DRL) whose module has a tendency to overheat.

According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), “if the DRL module melts due to the heat generation, it could cause a vehicle fire.”

GM spokesperson Alan Adler said that the company is “aware of some fires” and currently investigating the problem. Adler also said that there are no reported injuries or fatalities regarding the issue.

NHTSA says the remedy for the recent recall is still under development and GM has not yet provided a notification schedule.