If you own or lease a 2017-2019 Chevy Silverado or a GMC Sierra Truck (2500 or 3500) with a Duramax diesel 6.6L engine and optional engine block heaters, it is important to know that Chevrolet and GMC have issued a recall for more than 331,000 Trucks because of the possibility of the engine catching on fire.
This defect is caused by an electrical short circuit in the engine block heater cables or in the terminals that connect the heater cables to the block heaters. A short circuit can damage parts of the engine and may cause engine fires. This is an issue that all drivers should know about because it poses a danger to all occupants in the trucks in case there is a fire. All drivers should pay attention to the block heater not working correctly, tripped breakers, or blown fuses, coolant leaking from the block heater or burning odors and smoke. These are indicators that the truck has this defect and may cause a fire.
This recall follows a previous recall in 2019, when GM determined that 19 fires were related to this defect. Now, GM has linked 24 fires to this specific recall.
For more information about the recalls, Chevrolet has set a call-in number related to this problem 800-222-1020. GMC also has a call-in number related to this recall 800-462-8782. All callers should use the recall number 212329840. Official recall notices will be sent out on August 16, 2021.
This recall is something that all drivers should know about. Under the Song-Beverly Act, car manufacturers are required to repair vehicles while they are under warranty. The law also forces manufacturers to repurchase or “buy back” (in a few instances replace the defective car) cars that the company is unable or unwilling to fix after a reasonable number of repair attempts.
If you have leased or own one of the vehicles listed above or another Chevrolet or GMC Truck that has had a number of repair attempts by the dealer but the problem still exists, you need a Pasadena Lemon Lawyer to help you. Don’t let the manufacturer take advantage of you and force you to drive the defective and unsafe vehicle that you are driving.
Mark Charles Law, APC is located in Los Angeles County and Pasadena. Mark Charles personally handles all cases that are accepted by the firm and will be the attorney that takes your case to trial. Call us at (626) 844-7710 or contact us online to speak with a California lemon law lawyer today.