GM recalls 2014 Chevrolet Silverados and GMC Sierras over engine fire

While idling in cold temperatures, exhaust components can overheat.


General Motors is recalling certain 2014 model year Chevrolet Silverados and GMC Sierras equipped with 4.3L or 5.3L engines, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. When the vehicle is idling in cold temperatures, the exhaust components can overheat.

The overheated exhaust components may melt nearby plastic parts and may result in an engine fire.

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.

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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