General Motors is recalling over 368,000 pickups and other trucks due to fires related to an engine block heater cord.
The recall covers a certain number of 2017-2019 Chevy Silverado pickups and other trucks with GM’s 6 point 6-liter engines, worldwide. There have been 19 reports of fires caused by the engine block heater cords. Friday morning GM said those cords or the terminal that connects them to the heater could chort-circuit and fail. No injuries have been reported in the fires. The company is working on a solution and warning their customers to not use the engine block heaters until further notice.
The recall covers certain 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 4500, 5500 and 6500 trucks, as well as the 2017 through 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500 and GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500. All have GM’s 6.6-Liter diesel engines and an optional engine block heater used in colder climates.