2014-2019 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra Trucks Recalled For Overheating Window Defrosters That Can Catch Fire

2017 Chevy Silverado HD

General Motors is calling back about 159,000 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks over a potential fire risk.

The recall at this point has only been issued in Canada and it affects 159,000 pickup trucks all equipped with a power-sliding rear window. Both 1500 and heavy duty versions of the truck are affected.

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In affected vehicles a faulty rear defroster circuit faulty can overheat, increasing the risk of a fire. At this time GM still has not devised an official fix, so the interim solution is for a GM tech to remove the fuses for the defroster. Until this can be done, GM is advising customers not to use their window defrosters.

A second notice will be sent to owners when an official plan of action is decided on.

At this point, the recall does not affect trucks in the United States, although it could spread to US trucks in the future. We have asked a GM representative if the recall is coming to the US, and as of publication time have not heard a response. We will update this story when info on US trucks becomes available.

All the affected models are listed below.

  • 2014-2018 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • 2015-2019 Chevy Silverado HD
  • 2014-2018 GMC Sierra 1500
  • 2015-2019 GMC Sierra HD

[Source: GM Authority]