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    GM recalls 160,000 pickup trucks in Canada for fire risks, nothing announced in US ye

    https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/g...da-fire-risks/

    The latest General Motors recall affects a decent chunk of trucks in Canada, and while the US and Canada tend to share models between the two nations, it doesn't seem like GM is ready to announce a similar recall in the truck-hungry US market just yet.

    GM issued a recall in Canada for approximately 160,000 examples of the 2014-2018 Chevy Silverado, the 2015-2018 Chevy Silverado HD, the 2014-2018 GMC Sierra and the 2015-2019 GMC Sierra HD. The recall notice on Transport Canada's website does not mention if specific VIN or production ranges are affected.

    The issue stems from trucks equipped with a power sliding rear window. In these vehicles, the circuit overseeing the rear window defroster might overheat. If this happens, it might create some smoke, melt some components or even start a fire. Because of the risk of injury associated with the defect, a recall was initiated.

    As for the fix, General Motors is still working on a final corrective action, which will likely involve some degree of part replacement. In the meantime, owners have been instructed to take their trucks to dealerships, where technicians will pull the defroster's fuse, rendering it inoperable. Thankfully, it's not winter right now. Owners will receive an initial notification for the stopgap repair, with a second notification to follow when a permanent fix is found.

    What's interesting is that this has not spurred a similar recall in the US, but that doesn't mean GM isn't looking into it. "In rare instances, areas of high electric resistance on the rear defrost circuit, caused in part by mechanical stress from opening and closing the rear power window, intrusion of debris and high usage of the rear defroster may, over time, generate heat which could melt the areas surrounding the circuit," said a GM spokesperson in an emailed statement. "In very rare instances, this heat could cause a non-propagating fire, smoke, and melting. GM is continuing its investigation for similar vehicles sold in the US, however, allegations of fires stemming from this condition are rare and, when investigated, GM has found

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    Re: GM recalls 160,000 pickup trucks in Canada for fire risks, nothing announced in U

    We cannot even sell a Used Truck if we have one.

    GM is paying there Floor Plan Interest until it is Repaired.

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    Re: GM recalls 160,000 pickup trucks in Canada for fire risks, nothing announced in U

    Nothing announced yet, because they only at risk to catch fire in Canada so far

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    Re: GM recalls 160,000 pickup trucks in Canada for fire risks, nothing announced in U

    Haven't you heard? It only gets cold in Canada.

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    Re: GM recalls 160,000 pickup trucks in Canada for fire risks, nothing announced in U

    Quote Originally Posted by BORG View Post
    Haven't you heard? It only gets cold in Canada.
    The "Stop Sale" was lifted at Ford, we just have to "Disable" the Block Heater cord until a Fix is available.

    Summer came!

    I personally, don't understand what the problem is. The second plug, designed to help route the cord is where the corrosion takes place. Every F150/Super Duty, already has the plug routed to the Best possible location. Why the need for the 2nd connection?

    They have only been producing Block Heaters for 100 years, all of a sudden, they can cause a Fire?

    Engineering Schooling should begin with "Common Sense 101"

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    Quote Originally Posted by BORG View Post
    Haven't you heard? It only gets cold in Canada.
    Being America’s hat it keeps it warm

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    Re: GM recalls 160,000 pickup trucks in Canada for fire risks, nothing announced in U

    There is more oxygen and less CO2 in Canahaaanadaaa. Tha't's why faar burns hotter thar. Don't dispute that, I sore it on the internet.
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    Re: GM recalls 160,000 pickup trucks in Canada for fire risks, nothing announced in U

    The wiring and plastic connector for the rear-window defrost (and side mirrors on some models) are notorious for overheating, charring and melting (inside the RF foot well trim panel) on the 8th generation Impala models.

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