GM recalling 1.4M cars; oil leaks can cause engine fires

By The Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) _ For the third time in seven years, General Motors is recalling cars that can leak oil and catch fire, sometimes damaging garages and houses.              

GM says it’s recalling the cars because repairs from the first two recalls didn’t work. The company says more than 1,300 cars caught fire after being fixed.              

The latest recall covers 1.4 million cars dating to the 1997 model year. Some are so old that GM no longer sells the brands.              

GM reports 19 minor injuries from the blazes.              

Today’s recall covers:

  • 1997-2004 Pontiac Grand Prix and Buick Regal
  • 2000-2004 Chevrolet Impala
  • 1998 and 1999 Chevrolet Lumina and Oldsmobile Intrigue
  • 1998-2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

All have 3.8-liter V6 engines.

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