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Recall 14V007000

Exhaust Components Overheat While Idling In Cold Temperatures

Recall Details

When idling the engine in cold weather, certain components of the exhaust system may overheat, resulting in melting of plastic components and a possible engine fire. Dealers will reprogram the engine control module free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

Components of the exhaust system may overheat while the engine idles in cold weather. This can result in the melting of nearby plastic parts and a possible engine fire.

What Should You Do?

General Motors notified owners of affected vehicles starting in January 2014. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them.  The General Motors recall number is 14008.

Exhaust & Emissions, January 13, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
January 13, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
300,000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V007000
Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Summary
General Motors is recalling certain 2014 model year Chevrolet Silverados and GMC Sierras equipped with 4.3L or 5.3L engines. When the vehicle is idling in cold temperatures, the exhaust components can overheat.
Consequence
The overheated exhaust components may melt nearby plastic parts and may result in an engine fire.
Remedy
General Motors will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the engine control module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in late January 2014. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020 and GMC at 1-800-462-8782. General Motors' number for this recall is 14008.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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