• Feb 11, 2008
You might remember a bout of fires consuming a handful of Ford trucks, SUVs and cars that was due to a faulty cruise control switch that could ignite even if the vehicles were parked. General Motors is apparently having a similar issue, and although it doesn't involve the same cruise control system, the potential outcome – a car fire – is the same.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking into the 2007 GMC Yukon after two of the SUVs caught fire while parked in the owners' garages with the ignition turned off. The issue could affect some 423,000 vehicles, but according to a GM spokesperson, the automaker doesn't think it's a widespread pattern or trend. The NHTSA will have the final word on that, we suppose.

[Source: Detroit News]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Thedevil: calm down, and go wank off to pics of a Toyota Tundra/ Camry/corolla...GM's dont run well past 3 yrs? Hmmm. I guess my 1988 Boneville with over 280k miles missed your expert review. BTW, my sisters 04' or '05 Camry ain't nothin special, she got it because she doesn't know a thing about cars....boring, boring, boring car on stilts.
      • 6 Years Ago
      psarhjinian

      Couldn't have said it better myself. Last time I checked, Toyota was one of the worst "offenders' last year in terms of recalls.

      You know, Toyota........the highest-quality automaker? yeah, that Toyota.

      But, yeah, GM is crap.........
      • 6 Years Ago
      Just did a search through my local newspaper and no mention of a car fire this week. Weird. Still must be a scary sight coming out and finding your brand new 50 thousand dollar truck burning to the ground. I know I would be devestated if it had happend to my CTS.

      Although after owning a S/C Park Ave I was a bit beside myself when GM issued a recall for the same problem (fires).

      http://farm1.static.flickr.com/116/287250240_a9bab5a778.jpg?v=0

      Thankfully, this never happened to mine when I traded it in at 150k miles. whew!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I agree
      • 6 Years Ago
      I actually had a customer who had a GMC Truck that did the same thing. He woke up and it was on fire.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Man, GM is getting as bad as Toyota these days.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Typical domestic craptastic auto makers, they are all the in the same heap, it was just a matter of time before they start to show their true colores, these junks arent made to run well past 3 yrs, look at that big ugly junk of rolling fire ball.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Recalls do not mean quality problems, and quality problems do not always see recalls. This has nothing--at all--to do with the GMT900's long-term viability, any more than the Tundra cam recall speaks to that model's.

        I know this is hard for fanboys on both sides to understand, but please, posts like this just make you look like a twit.
      • 6 Years Ago
      So jeremy, you drive a( bone-ville) and you'r sister drives a camry ,and she is the one who doesn't know about cars? LOL,WOW . looks like she is more of a man than you are, if the camry is boring what would you call that bone-ville, kite on wheels?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Too early to be getting all pissed off about it. I'm sure there'll be a recall if it's anything serious.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I guess when you drive something as cool as a '88 Bonneville, it's hard to appreciate anything else. That's a head-turner if ever there was one.
      • 6 Years Ago
      So no injuries were reported for the Fords and they issue a recall; but already two Yukons caught on fire and there is no recall. Yeah GM is way better than Ford.
      • 6 Years Ago
      hmm where is the recall?
        • 6 Years Ago
        No kidding, 2 out of 423,000 cars mysteriously catch on fire for no known reason and they don't immediately halt production? WTH? I smell a cover-up.
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