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GM recalling 2014 trucks

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by grandview, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

  2. gallihersnow

    gallihersnow Senior Member
    Messages: 304

    Good on GM for recognizing a problem and fixing it.
  3. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870

    In this case I don't think they have a choice..
  4. Cosmic Charlie

    Cosmic Charlie Senior Member
    Messages: 237

    General Motors announced Friday that it's recalling some 370,000 trucks in North America because of a fire risk.

    The affected models include 2014 Chevy Silverados and GMC Sierra full-size trucks. GM (GM, Fortune 500) said the vehicles had problems with their software that could lead to the overheating of exhaust components and cause fires.

    GM said it had confirmed eight fires that have resulted from this issue so far, though no injuries.

    "All occurred in areas with very cold weather," the automaker said.

    Related: Tesla to upgrade overheating chargers

    Drivers will be alerted about the problem by mail, and can take the affected vehicles to dealerships starting next week for free repairs.

    In the meantime, GM urged owners of the trucks in question "to avoid leaving their trucks to idle unattended."

  5. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge PlowSite Veteran
    from NJ
    Messages: 3,699

    My buddies ford expedition was recalled for something similar. Apparently, at some point in the past, Ford trucks used to catch fire from I believe an ignition switch issue ???

    They said that if you owned one of these particular year trucks that you should NOT park it in a garage, as it may burn the house down.

    Not really surprising.... although unexpected at the least.
  6. the new boss 92

    the new boss 92 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,989

    well aleast I know not to buy that 014 denilli hd I was looking at in the spring!
  7. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I think it was the cruise control.
  8. snowplowpro

    snowplowpro Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 926

    and now I seen they won truck of the year how did that happen
  9. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,403

    They paid the most. Lol
  10. skostur79

    skostur79 Member
    from ne ohio
    Messages: 67

    gettem while there hot

  11. jasonv

    jasonv PlowSite.com Addict
    from kannada
    Messages: 1,122

    GM has absolutely the worst track record of anything non-soviet when it comes to taking the steps needed to recall vehicles. This new 1.6 million cars recall over a faulty ignition switch (that they knew about since... 2004) is a perfect example.
  12. wirenut

    wirenut Senior Member
    from nh
    Messages: 529

    always been a chevy guy except for a 66 valiant and a 70 bobtail bronco
    but am really considering a jeep. gm is really pissing me off with the quality and business practices...