US NHTSA Recalls: Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra Trucks


US FlagWashington, DC: NHTSA Logo ColorAs of Wednesday, July 21, 2021, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), a division of the US Department of Transportation, has posted a total of fifty-three (53) vehicle, tire, accessory or other automotive-related product recalls this month.

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Additional information:

Among the fifty-three (53) recalls the NHTSA announced in July, comes news of the following:

Logo - General Motors LLCGeneral Motors LLC (“GM”), a Detroit, Michigan establishment, has recalled an estimated 331,274 model year 2017-2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500, 3500 and 2017-2019 GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500 Pickup Trucks equipped with a Duramax Diesel 6.6 liter engine and an optional Engine-Block Heater Cord marketed, sold and delivered in the United States.

Recall Category: Equipment – Short circuit in Engine Block Heater Cable

NHTSA Safety Notification 21V496000 reports an electrical short-circuit may occur in the Engine-Block Heater Cable or in the terminals that connect the Heater Cable to the Block Heater.

According to the NHTSA, an electrical short-circuit can increase the risk of a fire, explosion, burns and/or smoke inhalation with consequential life-changing or life-ending results.

Logo - GMC==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 9-1-1, your closest hospital or emergency center equipped to properly treat burns, scalds, blast injury, smoke inhalation and/or respiratory and/or cardiac injury.

Please note that under 49 United States Code § 30112(a), it is illegal for anyone, including a manufacturer, distributor, dealer or retailer to sell an item of equipment or vehicle that fails to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards.

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Authorized General Motors Dealers will disable the Block Heater, free of charge. GM will provide free replacement Block Heaters and Cords under a separate customer satisfaction campaign. For vehicles previously included in recall 19V-328, the Heater Cord will be replaced and rerouted, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed August 16, 2021.

Owners may contact Chevrolet Customer Service toll-free at 1-800-222-1020 during normal business hours, Monday to Friday, Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) for more information; and GMC Customer Service toll-free at 1-800-462-8782 during normal business hours EST, Monday to Friday for more information. GM’s number for this recall is 212329840.

Logo - Chevrolet==> You may also contact the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) during normal business hours, Eastern Standard Time, or visit https://www.safercar.gov/.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for vehicles manufactured, marketed and/or sold by General Motors LLC, please search for “General Motors” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for vehicles manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the General Motors Chevrolet brand, please search for “Chevrolet” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for vehicles manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the General Motors GMC brand, please search for “GMC” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for vehicles manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the Chevrolet Silverado model, please search for “Silverado” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for vehicles manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the GMC Sierra model, please search for “Sierra” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Crash hazards, please search for “crash” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Fire hazards, please search for “fire” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Amputation hazards, please search for “amputation” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Bone Fracture hazards, please search for “fracture” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Burn hazards, please search for “burn” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Concussion hazards, please search for “concussion” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Laceration hazards, please search for “laceration” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Injury hazards, please search for “injury” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Central Nervous System (“CNS”) damage, please search for “central nervous system (“CNS”) damage” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> You can use the NHTSA’s VIN Look-up Tool to determine if your specific vehicle is affected by this or other recent recall (major light vehicles only): https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls

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More information about this recall:
NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V496000
Recalls Direct RIN: 14696-2021
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