GM Recalls Pickup Trucks for Fuel Tank Defect

GM Recalls Pickup Trucks for Fuel Tank Defect

General Motors has issued a recall for nearly 49,000 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 3500 pickup trucks. The recall concerns a fuel tank defect that can increase the risk of a fire.

The trucks involved in the recall include model year 2011-2015 Silverado and Sierra 3500 trucks with two fuel tanks. According to the recall, the low-fuel-level sensor in the front tank can stick. This can cause the rear tank to overfill the front tank. If that happens, the front tank can expand and touch the drive shaft, which can then create a hole and cause a fuel leak.

GMC has not received any reports of fires from the defect. There have not been any reported injuries either.

Owners will have the rear tank fuel pump replaced by the dealer. GM will begin notifying owners Dec. 18, and parts for the repairs will be available in February.

“If you own one of these vehicles, be on the lookout for a recall notice, and make sure to schedule your repair in a timely manner,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

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