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Recall 14V261000

Daytime Running Light Module Can Overheat And Melt

Recall Details

The daytime running light module may overheat and melt, resulting in the potential of vehicle fire. Dealers will repair vehicles free of charge (a repair is not available as of the time of this writing).

Our Quick Take

The daytime running light (DRL) module may overheat and melt, which could result in a vehicle fire.

What Should You Do?

General Motors will notify owners of affected vehicles (a timetable for notification is not available as of the time of this writing). You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The General Motors recall number is 14236.

Electrical & Lights, May 19, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 19, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
218,000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V261000
Component

Summary
General Motors is recalling certain model year 2004-2008 Chevrolet Aveo vehicles equipped with daytime running lights (DRL). In the affected vehicles, there may be heat generated within the DRL module located in the center console in the instrument panel, which could melt the DRL module.
Consequence
If the DRL module melts due to the heat generation, it could cause a vehicle fire.
Remedy
The remedy for this recall campaign is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact General Motors customer service at 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet). General Motors recall number for this campaign is 14236.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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