Not that it needs or wants any more recall-related publicity, but at least General Motors is staying proactive and getting out ahead of potential issues before they become bigger headaches for the company. Last week, in the aftermath of a vehicle fire on a 2015 GMC Yukon SUV taken out for a testdrive in Southern California, GM announced a recall of 490,200 of its fullsize trucks and SUVs for a transmission oil cooler line for 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks, as well as ’15 fullsize SUVs, including the Chevrolet Tahoe, and Suburban and GMC Yukon and Yukon XL equipped with the 6L80 automatic transmission.
These vehicles may have an improperly fitted transmission oil cooler line. An insecure fitting of the line could result in the transmission fluid contacting a hot surface and potentially causing a vehicle fire. According to a statement from GM, the company is aware of three incidents, but no serious injuries have been reported. Official recall notices will begin going out to owners the week of April 28. Chevrolet owners can call 800-630-2438 and GMC owners can call 866-996-9463.
Chrysler has also reported a smaller recall on ’14 Ram 5500 trucks for an incorrect GVWR sticker. The incorrect label will be overlaid with a sticker with the correct weight rating. Only 195 vehicles are affected. Owners can call Chrysler's Recall Assistance Center at 800-853-1403. Owners of all vehicles affected by recalls can also call NHTSA's vehicle safety hotline at: 888-327-4236.
Source: General Motors, NHTSA