2015 GMC Yukon Catches Fire During Test Drive

By Matthew Askari | March 24, 2014
A 2015 GMC Yukon erupted in flames yesterday during a test drive of the SUV in Anaheim, Calif. According to a KTLA 5 News report, the Anaheim Fire Department responded after several 911 calls, and were able to extinguish the blaze within minutes. Lt. Tim Schmidt of the Anaheim Police Department said, "It appeared that the car had some oil leak or some fluid leak prior, as they were doing the test drive. They lost complete control of the vehicle but were able to safely park it and pull it to the curb." The driver and passenger were able to exit the GMC Yukon without being seriously injured. Several onlookers were able to capture footage of the car engulfed in flames and smoke. Schmidt added that it was fortunate the vehicle was parked away from other cars and people, and little outside of the car was damaged. The incident comes during a tense month for General Motors, as the automaker has recently recalled 1.5 million vehicles, including 1.18 million SUVs. In those cases, faulty side airbags may not deploy during an accident. That recall also comes on the heels of an ignition switch fiasco, and GM CEO Marry Barra asking for a comprehensive safety review of GM products.
Source: KTLA