RECALL Subject : Hybrid Charging System/Possible Fire or Stall

Report Receipt Date: MAY 06, 2013

NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V173000


Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected: 42,904

All Products Associated with this Recall

Vehicle Make ModelModel Year(s)

BUICK LACROSSE 2012-2013
BUICK REGAL 2012-2013
CHEVROLET MALIBU ECO 2013

Details
Manufacturer: General Motors LLC

SUMMARY:
General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2012 and 2013 Buick LaCrosse and Regal, and model year 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco vehicles equipped with eAssist. These vehicles may have a condition in which the Generator Control Module (GCM) may not function properly. This could cause a gradual loss of battery charge and the illumination of the malfunction indicator light.


CONSEQUENCE:
If the vehicle is continued to be driven, the engine may stall and/or the vehicle may not start. In addition, there may be a burning or melting odor, smoke, and possibly a fire in the trunk.

REMEDY:
GM will notify owners and dealers will test the GCM and replace it, as necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provide a notification schedule. Owners may contact GM at 1-800-521-7300. GM's recall campaign number is 13136.

NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153)