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Chevrolet Captiva Recall for fire danger

Do you own one of these potentially lemon Chevrolet Captiva vehicles?
Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
CHEVROLET CAPTIVA 2011-2012
Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS LLCMfr's Report Date: DEC 19, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V591000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:POWER STEERING FLUID
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3,150
Summary:
 GENERAL MOTORS (GM) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011-2012 CHEVROLET CAPTIVA VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 2, 2009, THROUGH APRIL 21, 2011. DRIVING THE VEHICLE WITH THE TRANSMISSION IN MANUAL MODE AND IN FIRST GEAR CAUSES THE ENGINE AND POWER STEERING PUMP TO OPERATE AT HIGHER SPEED THAN IS TYPICAL. INCREASED PUMP SPEED GENERATES HEAT THAT IS TRANSFERRED TO THE POWER STEERING FLUID AND CAN RESULT IN POWER STEERING FLUID TEMPERATURES THAT APPROACH THE POWER STEERING PUMP RESERVOIR’S MELTING POINT.
Consequence:
 AFTER PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO ELEVATED FLUID TEMPERATURES, THE RESERVOIR MAY LEAK. LEAKING FLUID, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, MAY RESULT IN A FIRE.
Remedy:
 GM WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE POWER STEERING FLUID COOLER WITH AN IMPROVED VERSION
Fire? Did they say fire? This could be a serious and deadly defect problem.

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