GM recalling 370,000 pickups for fire risk

GM recalling 370,000 pickups for fire risk

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General Motors cars are displayed at the Sierra Chevrolet auto dealership as storm clouds build in the distance on March 2, 2010 in Monrovia, California. A power steering problem that has been linked to 14 crashes and one injury has prompted General Motors Company to announce that it is recalling 1.3 million compact cars throughout North America. An investigation of approximately 905,000 Cobalt models in the United States by US safety regulators reveals more than 1,100 complaints of power steering failures. Models being recalled includes the 2005-2010 model year Chevrolet Cobalt and 2007-2010 Pontiac G5 in the United States as well as the 2005-2006 Pontiac Pursuit sold in Canada, and 2005-2006 Pontiac G4 sold in Mexico. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on January 12, 2014 at 10:12 AM

DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors is recalling 370,000 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups from the 2014 model year to fix software that could cause the exhaust components to overheat and start a fire.

The recall includes 303,000 trucks in the U.S. and 67,000 in Canada and Mexico. All of the trucks involved have 4.3-liter or 5.3-liter engines.

GM said eight fires have been reported, but no injuries. One garage was damaged, the company said. All of the incidents occurred in cold weather.

The company is asking customers not to leave their trucks idling unattended.

GM dealers will reprogram the software for free. The company will inform owners starting Jan. 16.
 

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