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GM, BMW announce recall

By Associated Press
Published On: May 07 2013 06:50:00 AM CDT
Updated On: May 07 2013 09:02:35 AM CDT
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DETROIT -

Two automakers have announced recalls.
    
General Motors is recalling more than 38,000 Chevrolet Malibu Eco, Buick LaCrosse and Buick Regal sedans in the U.S. because a defective battery control module could stall the engine or cause a fire. Vehicles from the 2012 and 2013 model years equipped with GM's eAssist hybrid system are affected.
    
GM says it knows of two trunk fires related to the issue, but no injuries have been reported.
    
Meanwhile, BMW is recalling more than 45,000 3 Series sedans in the U.S. and Canada because their passenger air bags may not inflate properly. The recall affects 3 Series from the 2002 and 2003 model years.
    
The defective air bags have an inflator housing that can rupture during deployment and send shrapnel flying into the vehicle.
    
The 3 Series sedans are among 3.4 million vehicles being recalled worldwide by six different automakers, including Toyota, Honda and GM. They all used passenger air bags made by Takata Corp.