By Colleen Kave, J.D.
Engine block heater cord or connecting terminals may short circuit.
General Motors LLC (GM) has recalled approximately 324,226 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 4500, 5500, and 6500 vehicles, 2017-2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500 vehicles, and GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500 vehicles equipped with Duramax 6.6 liter diesel engines and an optional engine-block heater because the engine block heater cord or the terminals that connect the heater cord to the block heater may short circuit and fail. According to the company, a short circuit may damage the engine components and increase the risk of fire (NHTSA Recall Notice, No. 19V328, Report receipt date: April 25, 2019).
Remedy. The remedy for this recall is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.
Contact information. Owners may contact GM customer service at 1-586-596-1733. GM’s number for this recall is N182206310. 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.
Companies: General Motors LLC
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