The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened a preliminary investigation of 2007 Chevrolet Tahoes and GMC Yukons after receiving two reports of fires while Tahoes were parked in garages with their engines off. The report said both homes were severely damaged and two people were injured as a result of the fires caused by the SUVs
NHTSA estimates that as many as 400,000 vehicles would be affected if a defect is identified. GM said that it cannot find evidence in its records that the reports were caused by the SUVs. The new 2007 GM SUVs are not equipped with the kind of cruise control switch that led to a recall of more than 10 million Ford cars after reports of fires.
The NHTSA has also opened a preliminary investigation of 2006 Lamborghini Gallardos after getting three fire reports. If recall is necessary, 600 cars will be recalled.
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