General Motors is recalling nearly 50,000 units of the Chevrolet Tahoe PPV (Police Pursuit Vehicle) over an issue that could result in a short circuit, thereby increasing the risk of a fire. Though the vehicles were initially sold exclusively to police units, they are resold to civilians in the second-hand/used car market.
The defect: affected vehicles are equipped with special equipment options for police or government service and may experience corrosion of the under-hood cooling fan assembly due to fluid intrusion, which may result in an electrical short circuit.
The hazards: a short circuit increases the risk of a fire.
Affected vehicles: 2010-2014 Chevrolet Tahoe Police Pursuit vehicles manufactured August 24, 2009, to December 1, 2013.
Number of vehicles affected: 48,927 vehicles (United States figure).
The fix: GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fan motor and shroud, extend the wiring and re-orient the fan motor to reduce the risk of corrosion. The repairs will be performed free of charge.
Owners should: customers looking to find out if their vehicle is included in this Chevy Tahoe PPV recall should visit recalls.gm.com. There, owners will be able to enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to see any open recalls as well as customer satisfaction programs. If the vehicle is part of the recall, then owners should take it to a Chevrolet dealer.
Owners can also contact Chevrolet customer service with questions by using the following information.
- Chevrolet Customer Service: 1-800-222-1020
- GM Recall Number: 16145
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov
- NHTSA Recall Number: 16V868000