General Motors is recalling 5,000 heavy-duty vans due to a risk of engine fire.
The safety recall, announced Friday, involves Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana passenger and cargo vans. It calls for a halt in the production and sale of the trucks "until a fix for a suspected faulty alternator can be determined."
"Retail and fleet customers who purchased these vans, which were built in February and March this year, are being urged to stop driving the vans, park them outside away from buildings and other vehicles and, if possible, disconnect both battery cables," a statement from GM said.
"Relatively few" of the vans were "in retail customer possession," the automaker said.
"About 1,300 are in rental and other fleets, and a Stop Sale order was issued Friday, preventing the fleet-owned vans from being rented or those on dealer lots from being sold. Others are being held at dealerships or in ports before being exported."
GM spokesman Alan Adler said there have been no accidents or injuries reported in connection with the recalled vans.