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Recall roundup: 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and 2014 GMC Sierra

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Recall roundup: 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and 2014 GMC Sierra

General Motors has recently announced a recall for the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and 2014 GMC Sierra, over a possible fire risk.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 370,000 units of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers. The NHTSA says that because of the overheating exhaust components, a fire can start in the engine compartment, increasing the risk of a crash and / or injury. The affected vehicles are all powered by the 4.3 liter V6 and by the 5.3 liter V8 engines.

The North American based automotive giant General Motors is currently in the process of notifying owners of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and the 2014 GMC Sierra and the company’s dealership network will make the necessary repairs free of charge. These are estimated to take approximately 20 minutes per vehicle. Out of the 370,000 pickup trucks, 303,000 have been sold in the U.S., and the other 67,000 in Canada and Mexico. For other information about this recall, owners of the vehicles mentioned above are advised to contact GM or the NHTSA.

by Cristian Gnaticov (my Google+) - Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 - filed under Chevrolet, General Motors, GMC, News, Safety. Image credit: .
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