Automakers work hard to ensure that every model comes off the assembly line as good as it can be. However, even the best cars end up having problems. If this happens after they have already been sold, the manufacturer may choose to issue a safety recall.
How many recalls does the 2014 GMC Sierra air conditioning system have?
In August 2020, zero. However, there have been other recalls, including:
- Front airbags do not deploy
- The fire extinguisher cannot be used or is clogged.
- Chassis electronic module contamination
- Tie rod separation and loss of steering
Although the air conditioning system was not an issue on this vehicle, we will talk about some of the other concerns vehicle owners have had with this vehicle. We’ll take a closer look at some of these concerns here.
Front airbags do not deploy
NHTSA Callback ID: 13V315000
This recall concerns front air bags or seat belt pretensioners. Deployment failure may occur in certain situations, resulting in an increased risk of injury in the event of an accident. A software bug is the cause of this problem.
The vehicles did not receive the necessary software update, causing the airbag detection and diagnostic module software to not function as it should. This recall affected the 2014 GMC Sierra HD 2500 and 3500.
Fire extinguisher becomes clogged or unusable
NHTSA Callback ID: 18V267000
GMC Sierra GMC HD vehicles were the subject of a recall for the vehicle’s fire extinguisher. In some cases, it may not function properly, provide fire protection, and increase risk.
These vehicles are equipped with a fire extinguisher with a plastic handle. Others have a push-button fire extinguisher.
In both cases, these can become clogged. When this happens, it can prevent the extinguisher from discharging as it should. Other times it may require excessive force to activate. In some cases, owners have discovered that the nozzle could separate from the valve assembly. May cause injury.
To fix this problem, GM asked the manufacturer Kidde to replace the extinguishers.
Chassis electronic module contamination
NHTSA Callback ID: 14V614000
In this recall, affected vehicles may have a chassis electronic module that develops a short circuit. This can happen if the internal components are contaminated. This results in a short circuit which can cause the vehicle to stall. This can create an accident risk if the owner is driving.
This recall affected all GMC Sierra vehicles for 2014, including the Sierra HD. The company replaced the chassis electronics module in these vehicles to solve this problem.
Tie rod separation and loss of steering
NHTSA Callback ID: 14V246000
GMC Sierra vehicles manufactured between May 25, 2013 and March 31, 2014 may present a risk, which this recall addresses. On these vehicles, the tie rod fitting may not be tightened properly.
This can cause this tie rod to separate from the steering rack. If this were to happen, it could result in a loss of direction for the driver, increasing the risk of an accident.
To resolve this issue, GM notified owners and then inspected the interior braces at dealerships.
They made sure the tie rod was tight and if not, they changed the steering gear.
How do you handle an open recall for a 2014 GMC Sierra?
If you own or are considering purchasing the 2014 GMC Sierra, you’ll want to stay up to date on any associated recalls. To do this, go to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website.
Here you can enter the vehicle identification number (VIN) of your vehicle. The system will display any associated recalls related specifically to your vehicle. The system is very easy to use and will let you know if your vehicle has any open recalls that have not yet been taken care of.
If a reminder appears in the system, it can be tagged as pending. That means it hasn’t been updated yet. Contact GM by calling a personal service representative at 1-800-462-8782.