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General Motors Recalls Pickups for Potential Fuel Leak, Fire Hazard


General Motors has issued a recall for 49,000 trucks after determining the vehicles are prone to fuel tank problems which could result in an increased risk of fire.

About the General Motors Recall

Reports state that the low-fuel-level sensor in the front tank of the vehicles can stick, causing the rear tank to overflow. This can result in the front tank expanding and coming in contact with the drive shaft which can cause a hole to develop in the fuel tank.

Dealers will replace the rear tank fuel pump, update vehicle software, and inspect front tanks.

Recall notifications are expected to be sent out beginning December 18 and repair parts will be available in February.

Pickups Affected by the General Motors Recall

The following vehicles are included with the GM recall provided they are equipped with two tanks:

  • 2011 Chevrolet Silverado
  • 2012 Chevrolet Silverado
  • 2013 Chevrolet Silverado
  • 2014 Chevrolet Silverado
  • 2015 Chevrolet Silverado
  • 2011 GMC Sierra 3500
  • 2012 GMC Sierra 3500
  • 2013 GMC Sierra 3500
  • 2014 GMC Sierra 3500
  • 2015 GMC Sierra 3500

 

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