General Motors, Inc. announced recently that it is recalling about 5,000 GMC Savana and Chevrolet Express passenger vans due to safety concerns. The vans were built in February and March of 2009. GM suspects the vans may contain a faulty alternator, which could cause a fire in the vehicles if it is not fixed. GM has also halted production of the vans until it fixes the alternator problem.
About 1,300 of the affected vans were purchased by rental companies; the rest were purchased by private consumers. Until vans can be returned to GM, the company recommends that consumers park the vans outdoors and away from buildings or other vehicles. Owners of the recalled GM vans should also detach both battery cables if possible.
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