GM Recalls Multiple Vehicle Models Due To Issue That Causes Them To Randomly Stall
GM is recalling Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra models because of a stalling issue with the fuel tank.
GM has issued a recall of approximately 22,132 vehicles that have been randomly stalling. The move impacts units with a dual tank from the 2017 to 2019 model year. This includes the Chevrolet Silverado and the GMC Sierra in the 2500 and 3500 series. The fault is related to the rear fuel tank, which may collapse.
When that happens, fuel cannot be transferred to the front tank. The result is an abrupt engine stall which poses a crash risk. Due to the GM recall, dealers will inspect the fuel tank and pump module. If they are defective, the parts will be replaced. A vent hose will also be added to the rear tank assembly, Consumer Affairs reports.
Customers whose vehicles are affected by the GM recall will have the relevant repairs done at no cost. The car manufacturer will notify affected owners by mail. Letters will be sent out by March 24. Folks with any questions are advised to contact Chevrolet or GMC customer service at (800) 222-1020 and 1(800) 462-8782, respectively.
When calling, it’s essential to cite the GM reference number for this particular recall, which is N222368030. According to USA Today, General Motors has been dealing with several vehicle malfunctions this year. Approximately 20 Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC units were previously flagged due to a roll-away and crash risk.
The vehicles affected by the previous GM recall include eight 2023 Chevrolet Blazers, two 2023 Chevrolet Traverses, four 2023 Cadillac XT5s, and six 2023 Cadillac GMC Acadias. In a statement to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the automaker said it identified 10 Chevrolet Blazers and Traverses with left-hand half-shaft assemblies that are missing their assembly ring.
The missing part could cause the half-shaft inner joint to separate from the shaft, which means the car cannot be parked manually. The Cadillac and GMC vehicles have a similar problem affecting right-hand assembly shafts. The fault may cause them to separate from the transmission due to a manufacturing error. As a result, GM chose to recall the affected units.
Owners of vehicles affected by the GM recall will receive free shaft assembly replacements. Folks will be notified by March 24. Meanwhile, General Motors has revealed the latest line of semi-autonomous vehicles. The carmaker’s Ultra Cruise technology will debut in a Cadillac. The project has been in development since 2021 and aims to lessen crashes, emissions, and traffic jams.
The Ultra Cruise is similar to the Super Cruise, offering self-drive select on Chevy vehicles on 400,000 miles of compatible highways in the United States and Canada. Super Cruise uses LiDAR, radar, GPS, and 3D cameras for vehicle orientation, ZDNET reports away from the GM recall.
The Ultra Cruise features an upgrade to the existing technology, offering object avoidance, automatic parking, speed limit toggle, and automatic lane changing. The vehicle also deploys a 360-degree, 3D representation of the surrounding environment to understand its whereabouts. With so much new technology, it remains to be seen if any malfunctions will result in another GM recall.
However, GM Executive Vice President of Global Product and Development, Doug Parks, is very optimistic about the carmaker’s latest offering. In a statement via ZDNET, he said the senor combination makes the Ultra Cruise their most intelligent semi-autonomous driving system to date.