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Recall: 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra for engine fires

About 303,000 trucks are affected in the US

By Exhaust Notes Jan 10, 2014 4:29PM
General Motors is recalling 303,000 pickup trucks in the U.S. to fix engine fires, according to a report from Automotive News.

The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra have engine software errors that can cause the exhaust components to overheat and cause fires under the hood. Trucks with 4.3-liter V6 and 5.3-liter V8 engines are affected; 6.2-liter V8 models are excluded. GM said it had received reports of eight engine fires, including three from owners. GM, in the recall filing provided early to Automotive News, said owners should "avoid leaving their trucks idling while unattended." A check engine light and a message warning of reduced engine power may show up before the engine possibly catches on fire.

GM will start the recall on Jan. 16 but the report did not specify the exact repair. Owners can call Chevrolet at 1-866-694-6546 and GMC at 1-866-996-9463.

This is the third and largest recall for the new pickup trucks, which were introduced last summer. In October, GM recalled 21,547 2014 Silverado and Sierra pickup trucks to fix seatbacks that could be too weak to protect passengers in a rear-end collision. In July, a few hundred 2014 trucks were recalled to fix passenger airbags that may not fully inflate in a crash.

[Source: Automotive News]
636Comments
Jan 10, 2014 6:57PM
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I'm a Ford guy and drive an F150, but let's not rip on another great US made truck. GM was quick to address the problem.
Jan 10, 2014 5:29PM
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I am not a union person but they built what the Engineers gave them.  With Chinese parts of course!

 

Jan 10, 2014 5:34PM
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Toyotas have more recalls than most GM cars to the idiot that blamed the union, it was a programming issue in the computer, designed by an engineer !!
Jan 10, 2014 5:45PM
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Name me one car company that has not had a big recall, not Ford, Chevy, Chrysler, Toyota. Honda etec. They have all had them so don't blame Obama and don't blame the bail out and don't blame the unions ( I don't think they help). Blame the companies for trying to be first out there and really not testing their product that good.. It worked last year, it'll work this year, but they find out after so much use that it doesn't so then they have these giant recalls. Oh not all the parts are made in China, some Canada, Mexico, Japan, Korea, etec.  Get the point.
Jan 10, 2014 5:42PM
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I don't care.. I love my 2012 Silverado and I will continue to love Chevy/Gm trucks for as long as I live
Jan 10, 2014 5:49PM
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Wow I test drove a new Sierra recently, was a nice truck.  Just like anything new whether its a new vehicle model or a healthcare plan theres always unknown surprises that happen. 
Jan 10, 2014 5:58PM
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they are great trucks son in law has a new Sierra great vehicle problem will be fixed.
Jan 10, 2014 5:58PM
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they start making all the part aging here in the states then they would not have this portable, and stop shipping all the work move to other countries , and using on tax money to do it with with  , and use our people that needs the work , just like the jobs they are planning to ship to Vietnam, keep on putting Americans out of work
Jan 10, 2014 5:33PM
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Just another reason to NOT buy a BRAND NEW vehichle with all these new technologies built in. My 99 firebird almost has to much computer controlled crap in it (including one of those damn Drive By Wire gas pedals) aparently the automotive designers have forgotten the old Adage of KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid). I would be hesitant to buy just about anything built after the early 2000's.
Jan 10, 2014 6:08PM
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I don't think it matters whether it is GM, Ford, Toyota, Honda, etc...New technology is great until it gets rushed through because the ones at the top can't wait for their next wave of profit. Consumer safety is not the main concern.
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