The ailing car maker, General Motors, has had severe financial problems recently and now nearly 1.5 million cars are being recalled on fears of engine fires, and potentially serious injuries.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or NHSTA, GM automobiles that were built between 1997 to 2003; models Regal, Impala, Lumina, Monte Carlo, Intrigue and Grand Prix are all affected. These cars all have a 3.8 liter, V6 naturally aspirated (non-turbo) engine.
In some cases of hard braking, drops of engine oil can sometimes drop down on the exhaust manifold and start a small fire. If left unchecked, the fire can easily spread into a major engine fire which could cause the occupants of the vehicle serious personal injuries.
If your car is one that has unfortunately been recalled, see your local GM dealer for explanations and repairs. If you have been injured in a car fire caused by a faulty manufactured part, you have a claim for product liability. Contact an attorney that handles product liability cases. Anyone that is hurt becasue of the conduct of another, feel free to consult with a personal injury attorney for free. We can help guide you through the maze of difficulty.