2014 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra Recalled for Possible Fire Hazard
According to the recall announcement, a total of 303,000 pickups sold in the U.S. are affected along with 67,000 units in Canada and Mexico. Affected vehicles will have to have the software reprogrammed as a glitch can cause overheating in the components of the exhaust system.
The recall affects trucks equipped with either the 4.3-liter or 5.3-liter powerplants and according to the American automaker, the 6.2-liter engine doesn’t exhibit the same issues. So far eight fires related to the recall have been reporting with no injuries. Customers are being contacted to alert them of the potential issue, which is signaled by a continuous check engine light and an engine power reduced message in the driver information center.
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Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.
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