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Recall 14V265000

Fuse Block Shorts And Causes Fire

Recall Details

The fuse block can become loose and short circuit when contacting mounting studs or other metallic component in the engine compartment. This can result in a vehicle fire. Dealers will inspect the fuse block to verify that is properly secure and will repair it as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The fuse block in the engine compartment can become loose and short circuit if it comes in contact with any metallic components where it is located. This can result in a fire.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Chevrolet or General Motors truck must be performed by a General Motors dealership. General Motors notified known owners of affected vehicles in July, 2014. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local General Motors dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The General Motors recall number is 14208.

Electrical & Lights, May 20, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 20, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
58
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V265000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2015 Chevrolet Silverado HD vehicles manufactured January 8, 2014, through February 27, 2014, and 2015 GMC Sierra HD vehicles manufactured January 9, 2014, through February 14, 2014, and equipped with a 220 Amp Generator (RPO KW5). In the affected vehicles, the retention clips that attach the fuse block to the vehicle body can become loose allowing the fuse block to move out of position. If this occurs, exposed conductors in the fuse block may contact the mounting studs or other metallic components, causing a short to ground event.
Consequence
This could result in an arcing condition, and combustible materials located nearby could ignite and result in an engine compartment fire.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the fuse block to verify that it is properly secured, repairing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on July 30, 2014. Owners may contact GM customer service at 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet) or 1-800-462-8782 (GMC). GM's number for this recall is 14208.
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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