General Motors Recalls Heavy Duty Silverados and Sierras for Fire Risk

General Motors Recalls Heavy Duty Silverados and Sierras for Fire Risk
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August 18, 2014

General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD 2500/3500 trucks manufactured Jan. 18, 2007 to June 22, 2011, and GMC Sierra HD 2500/3500 trucks manufactured Jan. 22, 2007 to June 21, 2011, and also come equipped with an auxiliary battery.

Owners may unknowingly draw too much current through the vehicle's trailer harness, resulting in the melting of the fusible link for the auxiliary battery. If the fusible link melts, it may come into contact with adjacent components, damage the electrical center cover, the nearby wiring harness conduit and other vehicle components, increasing the risk of a fire. About 9,400 vehicles are affected by the recall.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the jumper harness with one that includes a 40 amp inline fuse and provide the owner with supplemental Owner Manual information, free of charge. GM 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 14260.