GM Recalls 370,000 Vehicles Due to Fire Risk
General Motors (GM) announced Friday that it is voluntarily recalling 370,000 2014 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra full-size trucks due to a potential fire risk.
Software Issue Linked to Fires in GM Vehicles
- According to the Detroit News, multiple vehicle fires have been attributed to a software issue that leads to the overheating of exhaust components.
- As the truck idles, it should only rely on two cylinders; however, the software glitch causes the vehicles to continue to use several cylinders as it idles, causing the vehicles to overheat.
- GM has confirmed eight fires caused by the glitch including a large garage fire and is urging customers to not leave their trucks unattended while idling.
About the General Motors Recall
- Of the 370,000 recalled trucks, approximately 303,000 were sold in the U.S. and 67,000 were sold in Canada and Mexico.
- The recall affects trucks with 4.3-liter V-6 and 5.3-liter V-8 engines – trucks with 6.2-liter V-8 engines were not listed in the recall.
- Recall letters were mailed to customers last week. GM states that the software glitch will take roughly 20-minutes to repair.
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