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GM Recalls about 570,000 Trucks and SUV's for Faulty Mirror

DETROIT, April 25, 2003; Reuters reported that General Motors Corp. said on Friday it is recalling about 570,000 model year 1997-98 sport utility vehicles, pickup trucks and vans to repair a mirror control switch that could short-circuit, resulting in a fire.

GM, the world's largest automaker, said it knew of 67 reports of electrical fires, and three injuries, starting at the mirror control switch.

The recall includes the 1997-98 Chevrolet and GMC Suburban full-size SUVs, the 1997 Chevrolet Blazer and GMC Jimmy mid-size SUVs, the 1998 Chevrolet C/K and GMC Sierra pickups, and the 1998 Chevrolet Astro and GMC Safari mid-size vans all equipped with remote power adjustable mirrors.

Of the 570,000 recalled vehicles, about 507,000 are in the United States, about 46,000 are in Canada and the remainder were sold elsewhere.

GM will notify owners this month to bring their vehicle to a Chevrolet or GMC dealership, which will repair the mirror control switch at no charge.