Vehicles Affected: Approximately 35,300 model-year 2011-15 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 and GMC Sierra 3500 pickup trucks equipped with dual fuel tanks
The Problem: The low-fuel-level sensor in the front tank may stick, causing the rear tank to overfill the front tank. Excess pressure in the front tank may cause it to expand and contact the driveshaft, which could put a hole in the tank, potentially leaking fuel and causing a fire in the presence of an ignition source.
The Fix: Dealers will inspect the front fuel tank and replace it if necessary, as well as replace the rear tank fuel pump or update the fuel-level sensor, for free.
What Owners Should Do: GM, parent company of Chevrolet and GMC, will begin notifying owners Dec. 18, with a follow-up notice in February 2018 when the remedy will be available. Owners can call Chevrolet at 800-222-1020, GMC at 800-462-8782, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit www.safercar.gov to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
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