General Motors is recalling 324,226 diesel heavy duty trucks due to a potential fire risk.
The vehicles subject to recall, specifically Chevrolet Silverados and GMC Sierras with engine block heaters, may be susceptible to short circuits that could lead to a fire.
GM is recalling a total of seven different truck models made between 2017 to 2019.
- 2017-2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
- 2017-2019 Silverado 3500HD
- 2019 Silverado 4500HD
- 2019 Silverado 5500HD
- 2019 Silverado 6500HD
- 2017-2019 GMC Sierra 2500HD
- 2017-2019 Sierra 3500HD
Specifically, the vehicles affected are those models equipped with the 6.6-liter Duramax diesel engine as well as the optional engine block heater.
The problem stems from the way the engine block heater is connected, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
NHTSA campaign No. 19V328000 states that the engine block heater cord or terminals that link the cord to the heater could may short circuit. If that happens, it could damage engine components and spark a fire. There are 19 fires reported due to this problem, but no injuries, according to new reports.
GM is working on a way to fix the problem and therefore the recall is on hold and affected customers have not yet been notified.
For more information, contact GM customer service at 1-586-596-1733 and use reference number N182206310.
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