GM recalls vans, Impala police cars; Mercedes-Benz recalls ML SUVs

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General Motors vans

DETROIT — General Motors is recalling more than 10,000 full-size vans in the U.S. and Canada because the fuel-filler pipes can rust, leak and cause fires.

The recall affects 2003-04 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans with left-side cargo doors.

It covers vans sold in 20 states, Washington, D.C., and in Canada, where salt and chemicals are used to clear snow from roads.

GM said Tuesday that salt and chemicals can get trapped in a conduit that covers the fuel-filler pipe and cause corrosion. Gasoline can leak and cause a fire.

Impala police cars

DETROIT — General Motors is recalling more than 38,000 Chevrolet Impala police cars in the U.S. and Canada because a part in the front suspension can crack and cause a crash.

The recall affects 2008-12 police cars. The lower control arm in the suspension can fracture, causing sudden changes in handling that could make the driver lose control, GM said in documents posted Saturday on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Web site.

Impalas sold to the public are not affected by the recall, spokesman Alan Adler said.

Mercedes-Benz ML

NEW YORK — Merce­des-Benz is recalling all-season accessory floor mats sold in its 2012-13 ML-Class vehicles because they could cause the car’s gas pedal to get stuck.

Mercedes said Saturday that the mats might not conform to the contours of the car’s floor. The company said ML-Class models have a safety system that overrides the gas pedal when the gas and brake pedals are both applied.

Mercedes-Benz, a unit of Daimler AG of Germany, said it will notify owners. Dealers will replace the floor mats for free.

– Associated Press


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