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GM recalls 5,000 vans with serious fire risk, tells owners to park outside, away from everything

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Filed under: Minivan/Van, Recalls, Safety, Chevrolet, GM, GMC

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General Motors
issued a recall and stop sale on heavy-duty vans including the 2010 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana due to a problem with the alternator that could potentially lead to a fire. GM advises owners to stop driving the vehicles immediately. adding that vehicles should be parked away from buildings and vehicles, and owners should promptly disconnect both battery cables. Vehicles should not be used until GM has come up with a fix for the problem.

Many of the recalled vans are owned by company fleets. The recall includes all 2500, 3500, and 4500 models built in February and March of this year. Light duty vans are excluded from the recall because they utilize a different alternator. Some of the affected vehicles are utilized for retail operations and as rentals. With the stop sale order, the vans cannot be sold to customers and can not be rented from car rental agencies. Full details in the press release after the jump.

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GM recalls 5,000 vans with serious fire risk, tells owners to park outside, away from everything originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 29 Mar 2010 16:20:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Glad to see GM getting out ahead of this on and putting their customer's safety first.

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Yep that's the way to respond to a safety problem, not to say we'll get to it when we can :Toyota:

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Yep that's the way to respond to a safety problem, not to say we'll get to it when we can Toyota.gif

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That would be a great illustration if it wasn't a Ford.

It was caught in Toronto when the Google Street View came by.

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