2004-2008 Chevrolet Aveo
The Problem: In 2004-2008 Chevrolet Aveo vehicles which were built with daytime running lights (DRLs), excessive heat in the DRL module could cause the module to melt. The DRL module is located in the center console of the instrument panel, and could potentially catch fire if it melts.
The Fix: At this time there is no immediate resolution. General Motors is still developing a way to repair the melting DRL modules, and plans to provide a notification schedule to its dealers and Chevrolet Aveo customers when it is ready.
Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 218,000 Chevrolet Aveo vehicles from model years 2004-2008.
2014 Nissan Leaf
The Problem: A regular quality inspection revealed that certain 2014 Nissan Leaf vehicles may not meet crash safety requirements due to a manufacturing error. Parts of the front structural assembly were not welded together, which would compromise the Nissan Leaf’s crashworthiness and put passengers at a greater risk of injury in the event of an accident.
The Fix: Nissan will notify owners and dealers are instructed to inspect Leaf vehicles for the missing structural welds. All welds missing will be replaced at no cost to the vehicle owner.
Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: Only 211 Nissan Leaf vehicles from the 2014 model year, built between February 28 and March 12, 2014 will be recalled and inspected for the missing welds.