2014 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra Recalled for Possible Fire Hazard


General Motors has announced a recall for its 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups for a possible fire hazard in the engine compartment.

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.

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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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