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New Recall For GM Truck Fires - Here's What You Need To Know If You Have An Engine Block Heater

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John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
5-6-2019

General Motors is recalling 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. The engine block heater cord or the terminals that connect the heater cord to the block heater may short circuit and fail. GM says that a short-circuit may damage the engine components and increase the risk of fire.

 

Unfortunately, GM does not have a fix yet for the problem. To see if your truck is on the list of those recalled, you can use the GM Recall Lookup Tool found here. GM's number for this recall is N182206310. If your truck is on the list contact your dealer to be sure you get updates.  

 

 

 

 

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Why no story on the letter GM is mailing out this month that GM trucks can have their brakes fail but to keep driving them?

 

The letter that extends the warranty on the belt drive vacuum pumps that are failing and either taking out the motor it shares oil with or causing the truck to get totaled with no brakes?

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On ‎5‎/‎6‎/‎2019 at 1:07 PM, Gorehamj said:

silverado HD 18 towing.jpg

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
5-6-2019

General Motors is recalling 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. The engine block heater cord or the terminals that connect the heater cord to the block heater may short circuit and fail. GM says that a short-circuit may damage the engine components and increase the risk of fire.

 

Unfortunately, GM does not have a fix yet for the problem. To see if your truck is on the list of those recalled, you can use the GM Recall Lookup Tool found here. GM's number for this recall is N182206310. If your truck is on the list contact your dealer to be sure you get updates.  

 

 

 

 

The fix right now is to cut the cord until a real fix is determined. 

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4 hours ago, SILVER SLED said:

The fix right now is to cut the cord until a real fix is determined. 

Better than the Vacuum Pump failures. They mailed out a letter this month saying to keep driving and if your brakes fail GM is extending just the warranty on the belt driven vacuum pump.

 

There’s a body trail building up.

 

http://gmauthority.com/blog/2018/11/general-motors-under-investigation-for-faulty-brake-pumps/

 

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wonder if they will just do away with the block heater like they did with the heated washer fluid thing on the GMT-900s. 

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I am thinking...Lemon Law it and get our money back?

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