From Detroit Free Press
DETROIT — General Motors Corp. and Kia Motors Corp. are facing an expanded U.S. auto safety investigation and possible recalls because of fuel leaks that may occur on more than 760,000 vehicles.
Gasoline may leak into the engine on 483,000 Cadillacs and Oldsmobile Auroras models for 1995 through 1997, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said. A total of 278,266 Kia Spectra and Sephia sedans from the 2000 and 2001 model years are being checked for spills during refueling, which led to the recall of 100,000 Sephias made before 2000.
The investigation on the Aurora, Seville and Eldorado was disclosed after GM announced three recalls involving more than 2.5 million vehicles in five days. The agency and automaker said the leak prompted 242 complaints, including 55 crashes or fires, and four injuries.
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