11 Updates
General Motors recalls 231,000 SUVs over fire risk
Photo Credit: Bill Pugliano, Getty Images

General Motors recalls 231,000 SUVs over fire risk

Jun 18 2013, 5:24pm CDT | by

Beijing, June 19 (IANS) US General Motors Co. is set to recall about 231,000 older SUVs over fire risks and has urged owners to park them outside garages until they are repaired, a media report said.

Beijing, June 19 — US General Motors Co. is set to recall about 231,000 older SUVs over fire risks and has urged owners to park them outside garages until they are repaired, a media report said. The...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

General Motors recalls 231,000 SUVs over fire risk

Jun 18 2013, 5:24pm CDT | by

Beijing, June 19 (IANS) US General Motors Co. is set to recall about 231,000 older SUVs over fire risks and has urged owners to park them outside garages until they are repaired, a media report said.

Beijing, June 19 — US General Motors Co. is set to recall about 231,000 older SUVs over fire risks and has urged owners to park them outside garages until they are repaired, a media report said.

The Detroit-based automaker agreed to recall 193,000 2006-2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, SAAB 9-7x, Isuzu Ascender and 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL in the US, reported Xinhua.

The recall also includes 3,546 in Canada, 4,876 in Mexico and 30,000 outside North America, the Detroit News said.

The report said it is feared fluid may enter the driver's door, causing rust that could result in a short in the circuit board. The short may cause overheating, which could melt components of the door module, producing odor, smoke, or a fire.

At least 28 door fires were reported, including some when the vehicle was left unattended.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
11

56 minutes ago

GM: 6 more recalls on nearly 718,000 US vehicles

Jul 23 2014 12:22pm CDT | Source: CNBC

General Motors Extends Recalls By Over 8 Million Vehicles
General Motors announced on Wednesday six more safety recalls on 717,950 U ...
Source: CNBC   Full article at: CNBC
 

 
Update
10

17 hours ago

Chrysler to recall 792,300 SUVs for ignition problem

Jul 22 2014 8:05pm CDT | Source: Business Standard

General Motors Extends Recalls By Over 8 Million Vehicles
Chrysler has said it would recall up to 792,300 sport utility vehicles to fix an ignition-switch problem, the same part involved in the massive General Motors recall. The automaker, a subsidiary of Italy-based Fiat Chrysler, yester ...
Source: Business Standard   Full article at: Business Standard
 

 
Update
9

22 hours ago

Tesla Will Temporarily Stop Making The Model S To Gear Up For Its New SUV

Jul 22 2014 3:05pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

Bloomberg Breakfast - 2014 Tribeca Film Festival
Tesla is getting serious about its next vehicle, the highly anticipated Model X. So serious that the company is shutting down production of the Model S sedan for two weeks at its factory in Fremont, Calif. to install new equipment. Tesla CEO Elon Musk is revealing his grand ambitions for a multi-vehicle lineup with this move. The Model X, with its exotic falcon-wing doors and highly touted mashup of "SUV and minivan, ...
Source: Business Insider   Full article at: Business Insider
 

 
Update
8

2 days ago

Landscaping Entrepreneur Explains How Focusing Helped Him Grow Revenue 1400% Over 3 Years

Jul 21 2014 9:06am CDT | Source: Business Insider

2014 Summer TCA Tour - Day 2
Kevin Knight, the founder and CEO of Knight Solutions, was honorably discharged from the Army due to a training injury, but he's found another way to serve his country: by employing veterans to maintain military cemeteries. Earlier this year, he won the U.S. Small Business Association's Virginia Small Business Person of the Year award for growing his contracting company's revenue 1,400% in just three years and ...
Source: Business Insider   Full article at: Business Insider
 

 
Update
7

4 days ago

Federal judge sends key GM wrongful death case back to Georgia court

Jul 18 2014 3:28pm CDT | Source: Canadian Business Online

2009 World Jetsprint Championship
DETROIT – A federal judge in Atlanta has sent an important wrongful death lawsuit against General Motors back to a Georgia court. Judge Thomas Thrash Jr. ruled Friday that a Cobb County judge should handle the case filed by the family of Brooke Melton. GM had moved the case to the federal court system. Melton, a 29-year-old nurse, died in a crash near Atlanta. Her parents sued GM alleging that a faulty ignition switch in her Chevrolet Cobalt unexpectedly shut off the engine, c ...
Source: Canadian Business Online   Full article at: Canadian Business Online
 

 
Update
5

6 days ago

General Motors legal team comes under fire at Senate hearing

Jul 17 2014 12:44pm CDT | Source: The Washington Post

General Motors CEO Mary Barra Testifies Before Senate Committee About GM's Recalls
Lawmakers grilled General Motors chief executive Mary Barra on Thursday about the role of her company’s legal department in GM’s failure to respond to a deadly ignition switch defect for more than a decade. Read ful ...
Source: The Washington Post   Full article at: The Washington Post
 

 
Update
4

6 days ago

Senate Expected to Focus on G.M. Lawyers’ Role

Jul 16 2014 7:02pm CDT | Source: NewYorkTimes-Business Day

General Motors CEO Mary Barra Testifies Before Senate Committee About GM's Recalls
In Mary Barra’s fourth appearance before Congress, lawmakers are looking beyond why General Motors did not fix defective ignition switches to how it kept accident victims, their families and government officia ...
Source: NewYorkTimes-Business Day   Full article at: NewYorkTimes-Business Day
 

 
Update
3

6 days ago

GM Hires Outside Law Firm to Review Litigation Practices

Jul 16 2014 2:19pm CDT | Source: WSJ.com: What's News US

General Motors Extends Recalls By Over 8 Million Vehicles
General Motors has hired an outside law firm to review the way it handles litigation, the company's general counsel said in testimony prepared for a Senate hearing Thursday. ...
Source: WSJ.com: What's News US  Full article at: WSJ.com: What's News US
 

 
Update
2

1 week ago

Opposition parties fear Liberals are planning to sell LCBO, Hydro One or Ontario Power Generation

Jul 16 2014 1:17pm CDT | Source: National Post

T
TORONTO — Ontario’s opposition parties say they’re convinced the government plans to sell off key assets like the LCBO, but Premier Kathleen Wynne insists no decisions have been made. The Liberal budget talks about plans to “maximize” and “unlock” value from provincial assets including Ontario Power Generation, Hydro One and the Liquor Control Board. During question period, the Progressive Conservatives wanted to know how many employees at those provincial agencies would lose their ...
Source: National Post   Full article at: National Post
 

 
Update
1

1 week ago

PCs, NDP warn Liberals may sell LCBO, Hydro One or Ontario Power Generation

Jul 16 2014 10:38am CDT | Source: Canadian Business Online

T
TORONTO – Ontario’s opposition parties say they’re convinced the government plans to sell off key assets like the LCBO, but Premier Kathleen Wynne insists no decisions have been made. The Liberal budget talks about plans to “maximize” and “unlock” value from provincial assets including Ontario Power Generation, Hydro One and the Liquor Control Board. During question period, the Progressive Conservatives wanted to know how many employees at those provincial ag ...
Source: Canadian Business Online   Full article at: Canadian Business Online
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

47 killed in Taiwan as plane makes botched landing (Roundup)
Taipei, July 23 (IANS) Forty-seven people on board a Taiwanese TransAsia Airways plane were killed in a failed emergency landing in the island county of Penghu Wednesday, Taiwan's transportation authority has confirmed.
 
 
47 killed in Taiwan plane's botched landing
Taipei, July 23 (IANS) Forty-seven people on board a Taiwanese TransAsia Airways plane were killed in a failed emergency landing in the island county of Penghu Wednesday, Taiwan's transportation authority has confirmed.
 
 
51 killed in Taiwan plane emergency landing
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) At least 51 people were killed and seven others injured when a passenger plane with Taiwan's TransAsia Airways made an emergency landing on the outlying island county of Penghu Wednesday, media reported.
 
 
High salt ups heart disease risk in diabetics
Tokyo, July 23 (IANS) People with Type-2 diabetes have more to add to their list of dietary restrictions as researchers have found that a high salt diet may double their risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Iraqi security forces kill over 100 rebels
Baghdad, July 23 (IANS) Iraqi security forces battling Sunni insurgent groups killed at least 110 militants across the country, security sources said Wednesday. In Iraq's eastern province of Diyala, dozens of...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
UN body condemns shelling of school in Gaza
Gaza, July 23 (IANS/WAM) The UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Wednesday strongly condemned the shelling of one of its schools in the central area of Gaza which was sheltering hundreds of Palestinians displaced by the...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Bulgarian government resigns ahead of early elections
Sofia, July 23 (IANS) Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski submitted the resignation of his government to the National Assembly Wednesday ahead of early parliamentary elections already agreed to between the main...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
47 killed in Taiwan as plane makes botched landing (Roundup)
Taipei, July 23 (IANS) Forty-seven people on board a Taiwanese TransAsia Airways plane were killed in a failed emergency landing in the island county of Penghu Wednesday, Taiwan's transportation authority has confirmed...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Phil Spector makes new appeal
Phil Spector has filed another appeal for his murder conviction. The 74-year-old music producer is serving a 19-year sentence for the second-degree murder of actress Lana Clarkson and his legal team have filed a motion...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Kanye West 'jealous' of Kim's ex Reggie Bush
Kanye West is ''jealous'' of Kim Kardashian's ex Reggie Bush. The 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' star - who has 13-month-old daughter North West with Kanye - has reportedly banned her family from mentioning her ex-...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Jwoww's baby has changed her life
Jenni 'JWoww' Farley has claimed having a baby has ''changed her life''. The former 'Jersey Shore' star and her fiancé Roger Mathews welcomed their daughter Meilani into the world on July 13, and she says things are...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Ricky Gervais has no plans to get married
Ricky Gervais insists there's ''no point'' in getting married. The 53-year-old comedian has been with his girlfriend Jane Fallon for more than 30 years but they have no intention of tying the knot because they don't ''...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
MH17 black boxes arrive in Britain for analysis (Lead, changing dateline)
London, July 23 (IANS) The black box recorders from the crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 have arrived in Britain for data downloading and analysis, the British Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Here’s why many people want their BlackBerrys back after switching to iOS and Android
Following the release of the original iPhone in 2007 and the subsequent launch of Android, many people with work-issued phones spent years asking for their employers to switch away from BlackBerry smartphones to more...
Read more on Apple Balla