GM will recall 38,000 sedans due to problems with circuit boards

Article by Anita Panait, on May 7, 2013

General Motors Co. will be recalling over 38,000 sedans equipped with its "eAssist" mild hybrid system to fix circuit boards that may overheat. Such an incident may lead to a loss of battery charge or a fire in the trunk in extreme cases. According to the carmaker, it was aware of the two trunk fires related to the issue but remarked that there were no injuries or crashes as a result of the problem.

Affected sedans include the Chevrolet Malibu Eco, Buick LaCrosse and Regal from the 2012 and 2013 model years. The affected sedans were assembled in the United States before December 2012. Overheating of the circuit boards in the generator control module in some of the sedans may result to several issues like loss of battery charge and the illumination of a malfunction indicator light.

The issue, however, does not involve the eAssist battery. The engine may stall if the warnings are ignored. The issue may result to a burning or melting odor. GM said in a statement that it knows of the generator control board incidents, most of which have occurred within first 1,000 miles of operation.

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The interior is a showcase of elegance and class. The instrument panel blends effortlessly with the side panels. The instrument panel in itself is a picture of affluent modernity, with LED ice-blue lights illuminating the instruments which shine like expensive Swiss timepieces. The thick-rimmed steering wheels are cased in fancy leather which also upholsters the seats of the Buick Regal.

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It is proportioned perfectly as can be seen in how the tires are flare-wrapped by its fenders. Buick designers swept the Regal with the proportions of a coupe and stunning silhouette from all angles. Standard eighteen inch wheels bring further order to the Buick Regal. The Buick Regal’s perfection in proportions is evident in the aggressive stance of the Buick Regal as it exudes balance, stability, and equilibrium.

The designers captured the essence of previous Buick models, from the tucked-in body panels to the waterfall grille, from the abbreviated deck to the chrome trim, fit, and finish of the exterior panels. All these make the Regal a timeless Buick classic, with enough upgrade and enhanced features to make it a contemporary masterpiece in automotive design and technology.

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