Products Liability Law Daily Fire hazard prompts GM to recall 324K vehicles
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Friday, May 3, 2019

Fire hazard prompts GM to recall 324K vehicles

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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