Wednesday, October 28, 2015
The CBS Evening News (10/27, story 10, 0:25, Pelley, 5.08M) reported, that after General Motors attempted two repairs that failed, it announced Tuesday a third recall of nearly 1.3 million 1997-2004 cars. “Oil leaks have started fires in more than 1300 of these cars after they were supposedly fixed by dealers,” CBS reported.
ABC World News (10/27, story 11, 0:15, Muir, 5.84M) reported that GM is in fact recalling 1.4 million older vehicles, including “the Chevy Impala, Pontiac Grand Prix and more.”
The New York Times (10/28, Jensen, Subscription Publication, 11.64M) reports that the recall is in fact the fourth for GM and is targeting 1.4 million vehicles, including about 1.3 million in the US. Alan Adler, a GM spokesman, said that associated malfunctions resulted in 19 minor injuries, as well as damage to some structures, such as garages. All models involved have a 3.8-liter V6 engine.” The models covered are the 1997-2004 Pontiac Grand Prix; 2000-4 Chevrolet Impala, 1998-99 Lumina and 1998-2004 Monte Carlo; 1998-99 Oldsmobile Intrigue; and 1997-2004 Buick Regal,” the article reports. The NHTSA received complaints from some customers, including the owner of a 2001 Buick Regal.
The story was also covered by the AP (10/27, Krisher).