GM recalling 1.4M cars; oil leaks can cause engine fires

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DETROIT (AP) — For the third time in eight years, General Motors is recalling cars that could leak oil and catch fire.

The recall, which covers 1.4 million vehicles dating to the 1997 model year, is needed because repairs from the first two didn’t work. GM says more than 1,300 cars caught fire after they were fixed by dealers.

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The latest recall, mainly in North America, includes the 1997-2004 Pontiac Grand Prix and Buick Regal, the 2000-2004 Chevrolet Impala, the 1998 and 1999 Chevrolet Lumina and Oldsmobile Intrigue, and the 1998-2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. All have 3.8-liter V6 engines.

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