Silverado and Sierra recall expanded by GM image

General Motors has recently announced the expanded recall for the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks because of the possible fire hazard.

GM has issued a recall for the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and 2014 GMC Sierra pickup trucks, just earlier this month, and now, the North American based automaker has announced the expanded recall because of the same possible fire hazard. According to the car manufacturer, 39 percent of the 377,888 units of the two pickup trucks have been repaired so far.

“The repair will take about 20 minutes, although dealership wait times can vary. Until then, customers are urged to avoid leaving their trucks to idle unattended”, said GM a couple of weeks ago.

The recall has been issued because of the overheating exhaust components which can start a fire in the engine compartment. If this happens, the risk of injury is very high. The affected vehicles are all powered by the same 4.3 liter V6 and by the 5.3 liter V8 engines. Out of the almost 380,000 units of the Silverado and Sierra, 303,000 have been sold in the U.S and the others in Canada and Mexico. The repair will be at no cost to the owners. For extra details on the subject you can contact the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.