GM Pickup Truck Fire Risk Recall Expanded

GM Pickup Truck Fire Risk Recall Expanded

General Motors has expanded its recall on the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra models for a possible fire hazard.

The American automaker announced that it has repaired 39 percent of the 377,888 pickups recalled and is urging owners to not let their trucks idle until they are repaired. GM also expanded the preliminary recall numbers and is now recalling 324,970 vehicles in the U.S., up from the initial estimate of 303,000.

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So far GM has received 11 reports of fires, which are being caused by a software glitch that causes the exhaust components of the affected pickups to overheat.

“GM tries to put the customer first in everything we do. When we learned of trouble codes being set that were associated with this issue, we were able to reach out to these customers by email and overnight letter,” GM spokesman Alan Adler said.

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[Source: Detroit News]

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