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Fire Hazard Prompts Big GM Truck and SUV Recall

Big GM Truck and SUV recall after a fire hazard is found.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is ordering the recall of 38,439 General Motors SUVs and pickups because of a potential fuel leak that could result in an engine compartment fire.

GM is recalling the 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche, 2004-2006 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500, 2006 Chevrolet Kodiak, 2004-2006 Chevrolet Silverado, 2004-2005 Chevrolet Suburban, 2006 Chevrolet Suburban 1500, 2004-2006 GMC Sierra, 2006 GMC Topkick 6500, and 2004-2006 GMC Yukon XL.

NHTSA reports that some of the GM trucks equipped with the 8.1 liter V8 contain a fuel rail pulse damper retainer clip that can fracture resulting in a fuel leak which is near an ignition source in the engine compartment.

Dealers will replace the fuel rail damper free of charge when the recall begins. Owners may contact 1-800-630-2438 and GMC Trucks 1-866-996-9463.

Owners may also contact 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).

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