General Motors is recalling 66 vans made by its subsidiary BrightDrop over fire risk concerns.

The automaker was still investigating the cause of the fires but a defect in the front drive unit was suspected to have caused at least two EV600s to catch fire last year, filings to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) showed.

The vehicles affected are 2022 models.

The first reports of fires in an EV600 van were received on 7 December 2023 with another one on 13 December.

The two vehicles were owned by an undisclosed fleet.

GM opened a product investigation on 22 December and agreed to replace the affected vehicles.

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This is the third recall for BrightDrop after previous issues with a water seal on the battery pack and an issue with one van’s airbag.