USA: General Motors recalls 1.8 million cars
General Motors is recalling about 1.8 million cars for an electrical defect that could spark a fire in the steering column, according to Reuters.
The models involved are some 1998-2001 Chevrolet Cavaliers and Pontiac Sunfires built between March 1997 and April 2001, GM reportedly said in a statement. Some 1998 Pontiac Grand Am, Oldsmobile Achieva, and Buick Skylark cars built between March 1997 and January 1998 are also being recalled.
According to Reuters, GM said there have been reports of 80 incidents of heat build-up, melted components, smouldering parts, or fires in the ignition system and steering column, but no injuries or fatalities.