GM Truck Recall: 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra

By | January 10, 2014
General Motors is recalling certain 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups to fix an issue that may cause exhaust overheating, or possibly engine compartment fires. Around 303,000 Silverado and Sierra trucks with 4.3-liter and 5.3-liter engines are involved in the GM truck recall in the U.S. Trucks with the larger 6.2-liter engines are not affected. GM says it will reprogram software that may cause the overheating problems. According to GM, eight fires have been reported because of the problem, and three of these fires ignited in customer-owned vehicles. All of the incidents, according to GM, occurred in very cold climates. There have been no reported injuries. Drivers should watch out for a "check engine light" and an "engine power reduced" message that often precedes the overheating and fire problems, the automaker said. GM will mail out letters to owners of the affected GM trucks starting January 16. In the meantime, GM says customers can contact dealers for appointments starting early next week. The dealerships will conduct the repairs, which will take an estimated 20 minutes. Until the repairs are completed, GM urges customers to avoid leaving their trucks idle and unattended.
Source: General Motors