General Motors has added yet another recall to its growing list for the year.
The recall of 218,000 Chevrolet Aveo subcompact cars is the company's 29th this year, bringing the total number of recalled GM vehicles in the U.S. to around 13.8 million.
That breaks GM's previous annual record of 10.75 million set in calendar year 2004.
The new recall, posted Wednesday on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website, covers Aveos from the 2004 through 2008 model years. The daytime running light module in the dashboard centre stack can overheat, melt and catch fire. GM is aware of an unspecified number of fires due to the problem, but spokesman Alan Adler says it does not know of any injuries or deaths.
GM Canada said approximately 67,000 Canadian vehicles are impacted, covering Aveos from 2004 through 2008 and Pontiac Wave/GE from 2005 through 2008.
This latest recall is in addition to the 2.4 million vehicles it recalled Tuesday, in four separate actions.
Three of the recalls affecting a total of 181,500 vehicles sold in Canada — including 105,700 to fix a cable that could wear over time and misalign the gear shifter on Chevrolet Malibu and Pontiac G6 mid-sized cars with four-speed transmissions.
The Malibus were from the 2004-2008 model years and the G6s were from the 2005-2008 model years.