(Not So) Routine - 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 LT Crew Long-Term Road Test

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 LT Crew Long-Term Road Test

2014 Chevrolet Silverado: (Not So) Routine

July 18, 2014

2014 Chevrolet Silverado

With our 2014 Chevrolet Silverado just passing 22K miles, we were due for a service visit. The oil change, tire pressure check and other sundry items were pretty routine. The recall was not.

While our Chevy workhorse was at Martin Cadillac GMC, we also had them perform an inspection related to the transmission oil cooler, GM Recall #14121.

Specifically, and according to NHTSA, "General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014 Chevrolet Silverado Light Duty Regular Cab, Double Cab, and Crew Cab 1500 series...vehicles equipped with a 6-Speed Automatic Transmission (feature code MYC). The subject vehicles may have a transmission oil cooler line that is not securely seated in the fitting. If the line is not securely seated and transmission oil leaks from the fitting, the oil could contact a hot surface and cause a vehicle fire."

Oh sure, a burning Silverado would make for a fantastic blog photo, but this time we decided to err on the side of responsibility. As it turns out, our Silverado was just fine. Now it's time to tow something.

Kurt Niebuhr, Photo Editor @ 22,571 miles


  • agentorange agentorange Posts:

    "Oh sure, a burning Silverado would make for a fantastic blog photo,"... Got Photoshop? ;-)

  • the_big_al the_big_al Posts:

    With the rash of GM recalls lately, I've paused to wonder why. Is it really because GM's quality control is so poor or is it lawyer mongering and more overzealous CYA procedures due to the Cobalt incident? I find it hard to believe any company is so incompetent. I tend to think it's the more overzealsness of the lawyers. But that's just me.

  • dispencer2 dispencer2 Posts:

    I don't know. I had a 2009 Cobalt and drove it daily about 28k miles without any problems. I then gave it to my daughter whose kids drove it for a couple of years without any problems. I think that the recalls are like side effects for drugs. Thousands of people take a drug during the test period and one dies of a heart attack so that has to be listed as a potential side effect. I wonder how many Cobalts drove perfectly from 2007-14? The Press loves to overemphasize this sort of stuff and lawyers get rich. GM fessed up and is fixing the Cobalts that could have a problem so I think it is doing the right thing. I can't name all the GM new and fairly new used cars that I've driven year after year after year without warranty repairs or problems. That's why I buy GM vehicles.

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