2010 Chevrolet Express & GMC Savana fire recall

General Motors issued a recall and stop-sale on heavy-duty van models such as the 2010 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans due to a problem with the alternator that could potentially lead to a fire. In a panicky message, GM advises owners to stop driving the vehicles immediately, adding that vehicles should be parked away from buildings and vehicles, and owners should disconnect both battery cables. Vehicles should not be used until GM has come up with a fix for the problem.

Many of the recalled vans are owned by company fleets. The U.S. recall includes all 2500, 3500, and 4500 series models built in February and March of this year only. Light duty vans are excluded from the recall because they use a different alternator. Some of the affected vehicles are utilized for retail operations and as rentals. With the stop-sale order, the vans cannot be sold or leased.

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