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Recall 18V655000

Climate Control Module Ignites Fire Inside Vehicle Headliner

Recall Details

For vehicles equipped with a single manual rear climate control, the rear climate control module (CCM) may short, overheat and possibly ignite fire to the vehicle headliner. Dealers will remove the electrical insulation from a wiring connector within the CCM to remove the fire risk free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

For vehicles equipped with a single manual rear climate control, the rear climate control module may overheat. When the temperature is set to maximum heat or the mode knob is set to maximum floor vent, an electrical short could occur, and the vehicle's interior headliner may ignite into a vehicle fire.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Chevrolet or GMC truck must be performed by a General Motors dealership. General Motors will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable for this notification is not available as of the time of this writing). If you do 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 incomplete 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 18299.

Body, Interior & Misc., September 21, 2018

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
September 21, 2018
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
30,289
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
18V655000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2016-2018 Chevrolet Express and GMC Sierra vehicles equipped with a single, manual, rear climate control module (CCM). If the temperature is set to maximum heat or the mode knob is set to maximum floor vent and an electrical short occurs, components within the CCM may overheat.
Consequence
If the CCM overheats, there is an increased risk of a fire in the vehicle's headliner.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will remove the electrical insulation from a wiring connector within the CCM to remove the fire risk, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 18299.
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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