GM recalls 15,000 Malibu sedans for fire threat


DETROIT, Nov 15 (Reuters) - General Motors Co isrecalling nearly 15,000 Chevrolet Malibu sedans from model year2013 to check for faulty wiring harnesses that could cause afire.

GM on Friday also said it is recalling 44,406 Malibus frommodel year 2014 to check an issue that could cause the cars'defrosters to malfunction.

On 2013 Malibus equipped with optional power front seats, GMsaid the wiring harness could wear against the seat frame, whichcould result in "sparking, flickering lights, melted wiring,smoke or a fire."

GM said it is aware of two fires in unattended vehicles and"there are no known crashes or injuries" related to thecondition.

The recall covers 14,909 vehicles in the United States, 13in Canada and seven in Mexico.

On 2014 Malibus, GM said the heating, ventilation and airconditioning (HVAC) system may not operate properly. If thedefroster is not working, drivers may not be able to clear thewindshield, GM said.

The automaker said it was not aware of any crashes, injuriesor complaints due to the condition.

The recall covers 42,696 vehicles in the U.S., 1,034 inCanada and 676 in Mexico.

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