The North American based automotive giant General Motors has recently announced a recall for some of its hybrid cars, because of a possible fire risk.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the 2012 and 2013 model year Buick LaCrosse and Buick Regal, along with the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu hybrids, will be affected by this recall, and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers. The NHTSA says that the affected cars may have a condition where the GCM (Generator Control Module) fails to function properly and there can be a loss of battery charge and the illumination of the malfunction indicator light.
A total of 42,904 vehicles will be affected by this recall, including the 2012 Buick LaCrosse, made between November 16, 2012 and June 14, 2012 (13,909 units), the 2013 Buick LaCrosse, made between March 6, 2012 and November 15, 2012 (3,369 units) the 2012 Buick Regal, made between March 2, 2011 and August 7, 2012 (2,449 vehicles), the 2013 Buick Regal, made between December 20, 2011 and December 4, 2012 (796 cars) and the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco, made between June 21, 2011 and November 15, 2012 (22,381 units). GM will notify owners and dealers who will inspect the GCM and replace it, if necessary, free of charge. If you own one of the cars mentioned above you can contact GM at 1-800-521-7300.