GM recalls cars with fire risk Fresh from posting a $2 billion profit and amid a successful restructuring, General Motors announced that it will recall thousands of vehicles. The news comes as GM hopes to post its first yearly profit since 2004.

GM announced the recall this morning. The alert affects 13,780 cars from two if its brands, Buick and Cadillac. The Buick Lucerne and the Cadillac DTS are both luxury sedan offerings from the car giant and were recalled on fears that possible steering fluid leaks could cause a loss of steering or potentially start an engine fire.

In a letter to U.S. safety regulators, GM asserted that it investigated claims at the end of the summer that fires had broken out in two of its cars. In its own inquiry, GM found that there was a potential for the power steering line to leak after extended wear. In the recalled cars, the starter could rub the power steering line thin, resulting in a loss of power steering or fire in the engine compartment.

GM has already suffered breakdowns in its supply chain from the engineering error: a plant in Michigan stopped shipping the completed vehicles and reexamined uncompleted cars to test for the problems.
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  1. I have GM Cheverlot Optra car model 2005 in Delhi, India, which caught
    fire suddenly started at the back side I had to call firebrigade to extinguish the fire. Luckily I escaped but back of the car is totally demaged. I have emailed to GM INDIA, but did not get any reply yet. My car is with G.M.