DETROIT, May 21 (UPI) -- General Motors has recalled another 218,000 vehicles, just a day after it announced the recall of 2.42 million GM cars, pickup trucks and SUVs.
The automaker said it was recalling the cars because they might catch fire. The cars being recalled are the Chevrolet Aveo and Chevrolet Optra subcompacts from 2004-2008 model year, because faulty light control modules could heat up and catch fire.
The company said it knows of "an unspecified number of fires due to the problem," yet no related injuries or deaths. GM also said that it does not have an immediate way to fix the problem, but is "still developing a plan to fix the problem."
The two vehicles were developed in Korea by Daewoo, which was acquired by GM and is now known as GM Korea. GM imports the Aveo into the U.S. and imports the Optra in U.S. territories.
GM has so far recalled 18.88 million vehicles, the most ever recalled, and is costing the company $1.7 billion so far. Tuesday's recall involved 2.42 million vehicles linked to problems with airbags, safety belts, engine fires and transmission cables.