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05-07-2013, 12:19 PM #1
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GM Recall of certain 2012-13 Buick & Chevrolet Models Equipped with E-assist
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
Manufacturer: General Motors LLC
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.
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.
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.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153)