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GM has recalled over 6,000 vans and SUVs after discovering steering issues which could lead to an accident. Other vehicle recalls have also been made, which will be announced in April.
General Motors, a U.S. based auto-maker, has recalled certain 2012 model-year Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans, and Chevy Suburban and GMC Yukon XL SUVs. Documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report that the vehicle's car shaft could fracture, causing a loss of steering.
The issue was discovered by a supplier and could lead to the increased risk of an accident, according to GM. The supplier reported that the shaft was not likely to become an issue until at least five months of severe use. No accidents pertaining to the recall have been reported.
GM has also recalled 3,633 Buick Regals that were manufactured between Feb. 22, 2011 and Feb. 22, 2012. According to Autoremarketing, the vehicles fail to "comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard No. 108 titled, 'Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment.'"
Porsche will also recall 1,232 Carrera S coupes. Certain 2012 models have reported issues with the fuel and coolant line which could cause the cars to stall or catch fire.
Recall notifications for the Buick Regal have already begun. Announcements for all other recalls are expected to be made in April, at which point customers can contact their local dealer to have the issue repaired at no cost.
General Motors reported an increased profit in the U.S. market as of February 2012, although sales are down in Europe.
"G.M. said it earned a quarterly profit of $472 million, or 28 cents a share, down from $510 million, or 31 cents a share, a year ago. It was the eighth consecutive quarterly profit for the carmaker, which cleansed much of its debt in bankruptcy years ago, but also the smallest during that stretch," the New York Times reported.