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GM recalls nearly 60,000 Chevy Malibu sedans
Last Updated: 2013-11-16 09:53 | Xinhua
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Leading U.S. automaker General Motors Corporation (GM) has issued two recalls for nearly 60,000 Chevrolet Malibu sedans due to problems with power seat wiring and the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system, local media reported on Friday.

The Detroit-based auto giant is recalling 14,930 Malibu cars from the 2013 model year in North America because wiring beneath the seats can catch fire, according to Detroit News.

Meanwhile, 44,406 Malibu sedans from the 2014 model year are also being recalled because the HVAC controls may not operate properly when the vehicle is turned on.

If the HVAC control is not operating, the system will revert to the setting selected when the vehicle was last driven. If that setting was not in defrost mode, the driver may be unable to clear the windshield, which could lead to decreased visibility, explained GM.

The recall reportedly involves 42,696 Malibus in the United States, 1,034 in Canada and 676 in Mexico. GM dealers will reprogram the HVAC control module at no cost to customers.

On Aug. 16, GM recalled nearly 340,000 2011-2012 Chevrolet Cruze cars globally due to a possible loss of brake-assist in the vehicle.

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