- General Motors is recalling 51,640 2014 Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave SUVs because a software problem may cause the fuel gauge to read inaccurately.
- The problem may cause the affected vehicles to unexpectedly run out of fuel.
- GM dealers can fix the problem now.
WASHINGTON — General Motors is recalling 51,640 2014 Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave SUVs because a software problem may cause the fuel gauge to read inaccurately, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
"In the affected vehicles, the engine control module (ECM) software may cause the fuel gauge to read inaccurately," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "An inaccurate fuel gauge may result in the vehicle unexpectedly running out of fuel and stalling, increasing the risk of a crash."
GM told federal safety regulators that the inaccurate fuel gauge reading may be at both the high and low end of the fuel range by as much as one quarter of a tank.
The SUVs were built from March 26, 2013 through August 15, 2013.
There are no crashes or injuries linked to the recall, wrote Alan Adler, a GM spokesman, in response to a query from Edmunds on Sunday.
A formal date for the recall has not been posted by NHTSA. However, Adler said owners can "get this serviced free under the new vehicle warranty now, before the recall letters are mailed."
GM dealers will reprogram the ECM to correct the fuel gauge reading. Owners can contact Buick at 1-800-521-7300, Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020 and GMC at 1-800-462-8782.
Edmunds says: Contact your dealer to make arrangements for the repair now if you own one of these GM SUVs. The software fix is available.