The General Motor Lambda triplets have been roomy, reliable people movers since their introduction. But even proven platforms can sometimes have issues. This time around, it's the fuel gauge on the 2014 Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave. On affected models, the fuel gauge may display a higher reading than what's actually in the tank, possibly leaving drivers stranded with an empty tank.
In Lambda models built between March 26, 2013 and August 15, 2013, the engine control module could cause the fuel gauge to read incorrectly, giving drivers an inaccurate fuel level indication. A total of 51,640 2014 Traverse, Acadia and Enclave models are subject to the recall. A recall notification timeline has not yet been announced.
Ford is also recalling 2015 model-year Super Duty trucks for an error in the transmission control software that could result in an incorrect gear selection display. The trucks may display "drive" when actually in reverse for up to 1.5 seconds. The affected models were built between September 13, 2013 and March 28, 2014. The recall campaign is currently underway, and owners should receive a notification by mail.
Concerned GM owners can call 800-521-7300 for Buick, 800-222-1020 for Chevrolet, and 800-462-8782 for GMC. Ford owners can call 800-392-3673. Affected owners can also contact NHTSA at 888-327-4236.