GM recalls 4×4 2014-2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups due to serious software issue

|  July 02, 2014 |

The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado is putting pressure on Ford whose own 2014 models don't go into production until late October/early November. the result? Incentives.

The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado is putting pressure on Ford whose own 2014 models don’t go into production until late October/early November. the result? Incentives.

General Motors has announced another recall on pickups, this time due to an issue in four-wheel drive pickups that could cause a loss in power to the wheels while driving.

The automaker has recalled 392,459 pickups and SUVs in order to provide an update to the transfer case software. The recall includes 2014 and 2015 four-wheel drive models of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra along with the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban and the 2015 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL.

In the announcement, GM says the transfer case in these trucks “may electronically switch to neutral without input from the driver. If this occurs while a vehicle is in motion, no power will go to the wheels. If the vehicle is stopped or parked, it may roll away if the parking brake is not set.”

The automaker says it is not aware of any crashes or injuries caused by the issue. When brought in, GM dealers will reprogram the transfer case control module.

So far this year, GM has issued 48 recalls affecting 20.5 million vehicles globally.

 

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