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2004-2008 Chevy Aveo and Optra Latest in GM Recall Lineup

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2004-2008 Chevy Aveo and Optra Latest in GM Recall Lineup

The apocalyptic 2007 Chevy Aveo

Had it in your mind that you’d make it through the day without reading about another General Motors recall, didn’t you? Well, the 2004-2008 Chevy Aveo and Optra have other plans. 218,000 Aveos and 214 Optras are being recalled today for—what else—potential for fiery death!

The recall only affects models with daytime running lights, as the heat generated by the lights could be so intense that it melts the DRL module. The result: you’re toast.

Here’s a name you probably haven’t thought of in a while: the Chevy Optra. Well, just in case you needed a reminder as to the existence of the exceptional piece of engineering that was the Optra, 214 models are also being recalled for a faulty DRL module that could potentially turn your daily commute into something more closely resembling footage of the Hindenberg.

2004-2008 Chevy Aveo and Optra Latest in GM Recall Lineup

The maiming 2007 Chevy Optra

According to the NHTSA recall notices for the Chevy Aveo and Optra, GM has not yet announced a schedule for notification/repair/competency. The recall numbers associated with the Chevy Aveo and Optra, fiery deathtraps that they could potentially be, are 14236 and 14093, respectively.

Owners may contact General Motors customer service at 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet). They are not guaranteeing that calling them will not set your phone on fire.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to

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    Kyle S. Johnson lives in Cincinnati, a city known by many as "the Cincinnati of Southwest Ohio." He enjoys professional wrestling, Halloween, and also other things. He has been writing for a while, and he plans to continue to write well into the future. See more articles by Kyle.

  • Theo

    What kind of article is this? Fiery death trap? That is just fear mongering and exaggerating. So much for just reporting the news. News feeds like this cause exaggerated reactions and cause people to worry about nothing.

  • John

    Agree! The “article” was definitely not written by a journalist. I missed my first recall notice (must have discarded it as junk) and now that I got the second one I started getting worried. Then I found out that nothing has been done by GM since their first notice and no “fiery death trap” deaths have been reported for…what now? 8 – 9 months… GM just announced the recall to let u know which part is risky and then expects u to take care of it yourself and pay for it. That’s all what it’s about – money. Meanwhile I have been driving my Aveo calmly as I always will….