Auto Recalls: GM Recalls 41,000, Honda Recalls 600,000
General Motors (GM) announced a vehicle recall of 41,000 cars for a potential defect in a plastic part that may cause a fuel leak that could result in a fire, reports The Los Angeles Times.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), GM is recalling Pontiac G5 and Chevrolet Cobalt sedans from model years 2007 to 2009. Other cars being recalled are 2007 models of the Saturn Ion sedan, Chevrolet Equinox, and Pontiac Torrent sport utility vehicles. All the recalled vehicles were sold in and/or registered in Nevada, Texas, Arizona, California, and Florida. Also included in the recall are some vehicles from Arkansas and Oklahoma.
General Motors stated that the recall was initiated after a dealer reported fuel leakage from five vehicles in 2011 and GM started investigating the matter, according to the Times. No injuries were reported.
Meanwhile, Honda announced its own recall of 600,000 Accords in the U.S. and Canada for a faulty power steering hose that may cause the fluid to leak and trigger a fire, according to the Associated Press. Honda recalled Accords with V-6 engines of model years 2003 to 2007.
Honda will replace the defective hoses free of charge but the company says that it is running short of spares currently and this might take a year. Meanwhile, the company has advised the car owners to get an inspection done at their dealers if they suspect a problem in power steering or a leakage in a power steering hose.
There was a single incident of fire in a Honda Accord but no injuries or crashes were reported.
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