Recall from GM Affects 35,000 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra Trucks
A leaking fuel tank in the presence of an ignition source could lead to a vehicle fire
General Motors (GM) is recalling approximately 35,000 model year 2011-2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 and GMC Sierra 3500 trucks that are equipped with dual fuel tanks.
What's the problem?
On the affected trucks, the low fuel level sensor for the front tank may stick, causing the rear tank to overfill the front tank.
If the front tank overfills, excess pressure may cause the tank to expand and contact the driveshaft. This could cause a hole to form in the tank. A leaking fuel tank in the presence of an ignition source could lead to a vehicle fire.
What happens next?
GM will notify owners of the recalled Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks. Interim notices are expected to be mailed December 18, 2017. Owners will receive a second notice in February 2018 when the recall remedy is expected to be available.
Dealers will then replace the rear tank fuel pump, or update the fuel-level sensor software, as well as inspect the front tank, replacing it as necessary.
All service and repairs related to this recall will be completed free of charge to vehicle owners.
For more information on this recall, contact GM customer service for Chevrolet at (800) 222-1020, or GMC customer service at (800) 462-8782.
The reference number for this recall is 17399.