GM Recalls 490K Trucks, SUVs for Fire Risk

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

The recalls just keep on coming from General Motors, with the latest calling back trucks and SUVs for a fire risk.

The 2014 Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra 1500 along with the full lineup of 2015 SUVs, including the Chevy Tahoe, Suburban and GMC Yukon and Yukon XL are all being called back because of a fire risk. In the affected vehicles, a transmission oil cooler line was not properly seated in its fitting, which can lead to a transmission oil leak and ultimately to a fire.

GM says that it knows of three fires as result of this issues, but no injuries have been reported.

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The recall affects 490,200 vehicles in the US, which is every single Silverado, Sierra, Yukon, Suburban and Tahoe which has been built. Affected customers should take their vehicle into a GM dealership, where it will be inspected and repaired free of charge.

This recall comes in the wake of GM’s ignition switch recall, which has now been upgraded and affects 2.6 million vehicles. GM CEO Mary Barra will testify on Tuesday before Congress about the reasons for delays in the ignition switch recall. It is alleged that GM knew of the problem in the early 2000s, but did not recall the vehicles until 2014.

Recently, Barra put out a set of videos answering questions about the ignition switch recall, in which she pledged to put safety as a top priority. “We’re taking no chances with safety” she said.

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="">Google+</A>

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