Safety & Accident

GM Recalling 2014-MY Silverado, Sierra Pickups to Address Fire Risk

January 11, 2014

2014 Chevrolet Silverado. Photo copyright: General Motors.
2014 Chevrolet Silverado. Photo copyright: General Motors.

General Motors said it is recalling 303,000 2014 model-year Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks so dealers can reprogram the engine control module.

When the vehicle is idling in cold temperatures, the exhaust components can overheat and melt nearby plastic parts, posing a fire risk, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 

The recall covers full-size pickup trucks with 4.3-liter and 5.3-liter engines. Eight fires associated with the problem have been reported, but there have been no injuries. 

The problem sometimes triggers “check engine” and “engine power reduced” warning messages. Drivers also may notice the truck running rougher than usual after starting the engine. Until the software fix is made, drivers should not let the trucks idle unattended, GM said.

The recall is due to get under way next week. But truck owners don’t need to wait until they receive recall notification in the mail to make an appointment at a dealership. There will be no charge for the repair service.


  1. 1. RONALD E Riggs Sr [ January 17, 2014 @ 10:05AM ]

    Appreciate the recall notice for the GMC Sierra as I just purchased a 2014 Crew Cab.. I Have a question about the Good Year Wrangler SR-A 275-55-20 tires that came on this vehicle.. I only have 400 mile on this vehicle and already a flop, flop or irritating noise from these tires. I just got rid of a 2011 Dodge Ram Crew Cab with the same tires and had the same problem with 2 sets of them and beating out even though I had it lined and balanced 3 or 4 times and rotated every 3500 miles at oil change.. Was advised by one service attendant that it was the tires.. My question is if it is the tires why are they sticking them on these nice trucks??? Are they getting that good a deal on a cheap tire? Goodyear needs to address this problem on these new trucks..

  2. 2. Matthew Hooker [ May 01, 2014 @ 10:17AM ]

    Same issue with the factory tires. I have A 2014 Chevy tires wore at 24K miles and rotated with every oil change. Is GM or Good year doing anything about it?

  3. 3. Danny Kilpatrick [ October 10, 2014 @ 10:41AM ]

    My Good Year Wrangler SR-A 275-55-20 tires on my 2014 Chevy do not like gravel roads. Have had 4 punchers in 12k miles and 3 were from gravel roads at slow speed. Discussed issue with dealership but do not expect any resolution.


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