General Motors Recalls 1.4 Million Cars That May Catch Fire Due to Oil Leaks

General Motors announcedon Tuesday, October 27th that 1.4 million vehicles are being recalled due to a dangerous product defect. According to the company’s announcement, all of the recalled cars are equipped with 3.8-liter V6 engines that begin to leak oil over time due to normal use. These oil leaks can cause affected cars to catch on fire.

General Motors first noticed this dangerous product defect back in 2007, but has been unable to provide an effective solution for car owners. Yesterday’s recall marks the third time in eight years that GM has attempted fix the problem. Following recalls in 2008 and 2009, more than 1,300 car owners reported that their vehicles still caught fire even after they were "fixed" by car dealerships.

At least 19 people have been injured in fires caused by the defective engines. In addition, the company reports that most vehicle fires happen shortly after the engine has been turned off, meaning these vehicle fires can cause serious damage to a car owner’s property, such as garages and houses where the cars are parked.

Vehicle models impacted by the recall include:

Pontaic Grand Prix - model year 1997-2004
Buick Regal - model year 1997-2004
Chevrolet Impala - model year 2000-2004
Chevrolet Lumina - model year 1998-1999
Oldsmobile Intrigue - model year 1998-1999
Chevrolet Monte Carlo - model year 1998-2004

Manufacturers of cars and other products have a responsibility to ensure that their products are safe for use. If you or a loved one suffered an injury due to a defective, recalled or unsafe product, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering.

At Del Rio & Carichoff, we hold manufacturers responsible when their products cause injuries to unsuspecting consumers. If you or a loved one owns any of the vehicle models listed above, and think you may have been injured as a result of a manufacture defect,call Del Rio & Carichoff right away.

When you call, you will speak with an experienced Sacramento Personal Injury lawyer absolutely FREE. One of our hardworking, dedicated attorneys will speak with you for free, investigate your case and fight hard to ensure that your rights are protected.

When you trust Del Rio & Carichoff with your serious injury case, you will never pay an attorney’s fee up front. In fact, you owe us nothing unless we achieve a recovery for you.


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