Over the weekend, a new 2015 GMC Yukon burst into flames while being taken for a test drive by a potential customer in Anaheim, CA.
Details of the Yukon Fire
According to a report on GM Authority, the blaze started during a test drive of a brand new 2015 GMC Yukon. Occupants of the vehicle say the cabin quickly filled with smoke, and the driver lost partial control of the vehicle before pulling over. The Anaheim Fire Department responded to the accident and extinguished the fire. No injuries were reported.
General Motors has responded to the incident, saying they are “working urgently” and have sent a team of investigators to look into possible causes of the fire. One speculation is an oil leak.
More Bad News for GM
Sunday’s GMC Yukon fire is just one more incident in a string of bad press for the automaker. In February, GM announced a 1.6 million vehicle recall due to defective ignition switches. Conservative estimates suggest at least 13 deaths and over 30 crashes were caused by the faulty ignition switches.
The GM recall has spurred several federal investigations into whether or not the manufacturer delayed reporting the problem. Documents show that GM was aware of the problem as far back as 2001. GM is also facing a multitude of lawsuits in the wake of the recall.