WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) -- General Motors Co. said nearly 5,000 of the U.S. company's heavy duty vans are being recalled amid concerns of potential engine fires.
The Detroit News said Saturday while General Motors is recalling thousands of heavy-duty 2010 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana passenger and cargo vans, GM spokesman Alan Adler assured the public the recall issue has not resulted in any accidents or injuries to date.
Adler said three fires did take place after the vans were manufactured and left the assembly plant. The vans being recalled were all manufactured in February or March.
Owners of the vehicles are being asked to stop driving the vans and General Motors is no longer selling the vehicles.
The Detroit News said van owners are also being asked to keep the vehicles outside away from buildings and, if owners are capable, to disconnect the vehicle's battery cables.
General Motors said the recall is focused on the 2500, three-quarter ton, and 3500, one-ton, Series vans.