While surfing the web, we found where GM Authority reported on some serious news about GM’s Duramax-powered heavy-duty trucks. GM is intending to buy back certain Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra HD trucks from their customers due to apparent quality issues with the newest version of the 6.6-liter Duramax turbo-diesel, L5P.
You may be wondering which trucks specifically are affected. On April 21st, GM will be repurchasing these units during the Dealer Order Submission Process. This includes both retail and fleet customers that have already taken delivery. At this time, the quality issues they’re claiming on the Duramax engines are unknown.
GM Authority Statement:
“While GM has agreed to replace affected trucks, the replacement vehicles will be subject to certain feature constraints due to the semiconductor chip shortage. There are currently multiple feature constraints on the Silverado HD and Sierra HD, limiting the availability of heated and ventilated front seats, heated outboard rear seats, heated steering wheel, and front and rear park assist. Due to these supply constraints, it may not be possible for GM to exactly match the replacement trucks with the ones being repurchased. These feature constraints vary from trim to trim, however, so some units may be less affected than others.”
Pumpin gout more than 2,000,000 L5P Duramax engines, DMax Ltd, we’re hoping there aren’t many affected by this but the details are yet to come. Once we know more about this, we will let you know. What are you going to do if they ring you and want your truck back? Are you saying goodbye or are you buying something else? Let us know in the comments below.