General Motors is recalling 1.4 million vehicles for the third time to fix an issue that is causing the cars to catch on fire. The previous recalls in 2007 and 2009 were not successful in fixing the safety hazard and GM is still working on a solution to the problem.
The cars can leak oil into a hot manifold in the engine, which usually occurs after hard breaking. The leaking oil can then cause the cars to catch on fire. There have been over 1,345 reported incidents of vehicle fires and at least 19 reported injuries in the past six years.
The recall includes:
- 1997-2004 Pontiac Grand Prix
- 2000-2004 Chevrolet Impala
- 1998-1999 Chevrolet Lumina
- 1998-2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
- 1998-1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue
- 1997-2004 Buick Regal
Owners were warned in 2009’s recall to leave vehicles outside and not in a garage, a car port, or other structure in the event of a fire. Owners who were notified in the previous recalls and returned their cars to be fixed will have to visit the dealership again once GM develops a fix. The repairs will be made at no cost to owners.