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Suzuki recalled 184,244 U.S.-market small cars made for it by General Motors because the steering columns can catch fire.

The recall covers Suzuki Forenza models from 2004 - 2008 and Reno models from 2005 - 2008 manufactured from Sept. 1, 2003, through July 30, 2008.

Suzuki described the same problem that lead GM earlier this week to recall 217,668 South Korean-made Chevrolet Aveo and Optra subcompacts: The headlamp switch or daytime running light module can overheat, melt and catch fire on the left side of the steering column.

GM said it has no immediate remedy for the problem.

The faulty headlight switch came from Korean supplier Woochang. The defective running-light modules were supplied by Hamsar Diversco of Ontario, Canada, Suzuki told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Suzuki recalled some of the same models in August 2012 because a poor electrical connection could case the headlights to fail.

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