GM Recalls Silverado and Sierra For Gas Gauge Problems

Transfer pump could cause gas gauge problems in the Silverado and Sierra.

Posted in Recalls

— For the third time in seven months, General Motors is recalling their Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks.  In July, 2013, GM recalled both models because the air bags could fail in a crash.  In November, 2013, GM again recalled the Silverado and Sierra because the head restraint could fail in a crash.

Now, GM has announced a recall of almost 10,000 model year 2012-2013 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD trucks because of gas gauge problems.

GM says the affected trucks are equipped with 6.6L diesel engines and dual gas tanks.  According to GM, a transfer pump, which moves fuel from the rear tank to the front tank, could malfunction and cause the gas gauge to show the wrong level of fuel.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration hasn't released a recall schedule, but once the recall is underway, GM dealers will replace the transfer pump, if needed.

With questions, contact Chevrolet at 800-222-1020 and GMC at 800-462-8782 and give them recall number 13420.