Chevy recalls Sonics for fire risk

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General Motors has announced that it will recall a small number of Chevrolet Sonics for a potential fire risk, according to USA Today.

About 1,558 model-year 2013 and 2014 Chevrolet Sonics in the U.S. are affected, and about 100 in Canada.

According to the report, faulty fuel-tank strap welds could allow the strap bracket to separate, causing the fuel tank to rest on the exhaust pipe or plastic fuel-tank shield. If the fuel-tank shield and fuel-filler neck do not support the fuel tank, it may then separate from the vehicle, potentially causing a fire risk.

GM said motorists experiencing the problem may hear a rattling or scraping noise.

Dealers will inspect the bracket straps and make any necessary repairs.

Owners can call Chevrolet at 866-694-6546 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

Source: USA Today