GM Says 2014 Silverado, GMC Sierra Software Glitch Is “Inconsequential”

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With more than 1.3 million vehicles sold for the 2003-2007 model years already in line for a faulty ignition switch recall, General Motors is trying to avoid a new call back for about 200,000 units of its 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks.
According to GM, who wants to file a petition with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the software glitch that affects the aforementioned trucks is too minor for the agency to request a recall.

Specifically, GM is referring to a software issue that can cause the instrument cluster “to reset if a buffer that stores the embedded song titles of the external media overflows due to the song titles being too long”. The problem was detected in October 2013 in the manufacturer’s test fleet and does not affect the truck’s operation.

“General Motors intends to submit to the agency a petition for an exemption from the notice and remedy provisions of the Safety Act because this noncompliance is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety,” the automaker said in a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, adding that “if the petition is not granted, General Motors will conduct a field action and provide the dealer bulletin and owner letter when available.”

Story via DetroitNews
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