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GM Recalling 370,000 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra Trucks for Fire Hazard

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 1/11/2014 Edward A. Sanchez
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The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 have been some of General Motors biggest and most significant debuts of the last year, and have received generally positive reviews for their efficient powertrains and quiet cabins. But GM is announcing one of the largest recalls to date for the new trucks, with a recall affecting 370,000 Silverado and Sierra models equipped with the GMC Sierra Regular Cab - Motor Trend" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">4.3-liter V-6 and 5.3-liter V-8 engines for overheating of parts of the exhaust system, which could lead to a fire.

GM says it has received reports of eight engine bay fires, and that all of the reports occurred in areas with cold weather. For the time being, GM is urging owners not to leave their trucks idling unattended. Indication of an issue are the check engine light staying on continuously, and an "engine power reduced" warning in the driver information center.

GM will mail letters to owners later next week, but customers can contact their dealers starting Monday, January 13 to schedule appointments to re-flash the engine computer. The process takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. The majority of the trucks affected are in the United States, with another 26,000 in Canada, 665 in Mexico and 7753 trucks in other markets affected.

Source: Reuters


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