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GM Recalling Chevrolet Aveo, Optra for Fire Risk

May 21, 2014

General Motors is recalling 218,000 2004-2008 model-year Chevrolet Aveo cars because the daytime running lights module might generate too much heat in the center console in the instrument panel, posing a fire risk. 

If the daytime running lights module melts from the heat, a vehicle fire could result, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.

The Aveo subcompact car was discontinued after the 2011 model year. 

In a separate action, GM is also recalling 214 2004-2008 model-year Chevrolet Optra cars because of a similar fire risk. Heat generated in the headlamp switch or daytime running lights module might lead to melting on the left side of the steering column, NHTSA said. 

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