2014 Chevrolet Silverado: (Not So) Routine
July 18, 2014
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