Last week, a brand-new 2015 GMC Yukon burst into flames during a dealer test drive. Quickly, General Motors assembled a team to investigate the matter, and now yet another recall is in order.
The Problem: A loosely fitted hose clamp connecting the line from the oil cooler to the transmission can leak oil or come off entirely. If the oil makes contact with a hot surface it can ignite and result in a vehicle fire. To date, GM is aware of three incidents, none of which resulted in injuries.
Vehicles Affected: K2xx pickup trucks and full-size SUVs that use the 6L80 six-speed automatic transmission. This includes all 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 pickups, as well as the 2015 Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe and 2015 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL.
Number Of Vehicles Being Recalled: Around 490,000.
The Fix: GM dealers will inspect the fitting and make the proper adjustments as needed. The first contact letters should be going out to truck owners by the week of April 28, 2014. Chevrolet and GMC owners can call 866-694-6546 or 866-790-5700 for more information.