General Motors has announced a recall for 2012 – 2013 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD pickup trucks (with dual fuel tanks) powered by the 6.6L diesel engine. According to General Motors: “In the affected vehicles, the transfer pump which moves fuel from the rear tank to the front tank could malfunction and cause the fuel gauge to indicate an inaccurate reading.”
Simpy put: if the driver gets a faulty reading on their fuel gauge, the truck can stall/shut-down. Obviously, this is a safety issue depending where the stall happens. There is no mention of any incidents involving the aforementioned General Motors pickup trucks – according to the press release.
“General Motors will notify owners and dealers will inspect and replace the fuel transfer pump, as necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020 and GMC at 1-800-462-8782. GM’s number for this recall is 13420.” – – GM Media
Be safe out there.
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Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov