On Wednesday, General Motors recalled 218,000 model year 2004 to 2008 Chevrolet Aveos, bringing the company’s running tally of recalled vehicles so far in 2014 to more than 13 million.
According to a notice [PDF] GM submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, heat generated in the vicinity of the daytime running lamp [DRL] module – located in the center console of the instrument panel – can melt and cause a fire.
The Associated Press reports that GM officials are aware of an unspecified number of fires due to the issue, but that the company does not know of any injuries or deaths.
A notification schedule and remedy for the recall has not been determined. Owners of affected vehicles may contact General Motors customer service at 1-800-222-1020.
Wednesday’s announcement comes just a day after GM recalled 2.42 million vehicles in four separate recalls for an array of issues. Affected vehicles included the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GM Acadia, Saturn Outlooks, Chevrolet Malibu, Pontiac G6, Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV, Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD.
Last week, GM recalled 2.7 million vehicles in five separate recalls for issues involving brakes, taillights and windshield-wipers.
So far in 2014 General Motors has been mired with recalls; one of which included 1.6 million vehicles for an ignition switch problem that has been connected to at least 13 deaths and set-off a firestorm of inquiries into the company’s recall behavior.
The company faces multiple probes related to the faulty ignition switch recall, including inquests into how long the company knew about the deadly issue before warning drivers. Last week, GM was slapped on the wrist for $35 million for waiting 13 years to acknowledge an ignition defect it knew about before the first recalled vehicles hit the road.
GM adds 218,000 subcompacts to growing recall list [The Associated Press]