Recall Alert: The 2021 Chevy Tahoe Faces Fuel Pump Failure

Is your 2021 Chevy Tahoe stalling? Then you aren’t alone. The 2021 Cadillac Escalade, GMC Yukon, Chevy Tahoe, and Suburban all struggle with the same issue. That’s why there is a recall for these vehicles. 

2021 Chevy Tahoe, Cadillac Escalade, GMC Yukon, and Suburban recall 

Black 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe parked next to a lake
2021 Chevrolet Tahoe | Chevrolet

General Motors recalls about 15,000 2021 Chevy Tahoe, Suburban, Cadillac Escalade, GMC Yukon, and Yukon XL models due to fuel pump problems. This batch of SUVs may have been built with faulty electronic control modules. 

If the pump has a bad module, it can cause intermittent function, leading to issues while driving and potential stalling. According to Auto Blog, GM is currently unaware of any serious accidents or injuries related to this issue. 

The issue was discovered by GM after analyzing early recall data for 2021 model SUVs. They realized that there was an abnormally high rate of failure for fuel pumps manufactured by Vitesco. 

This is the only manufacturer related to the issues. Vitesco was able to identify the batch of faulty fuel pumps to initiate a recall campaign for the affected SUVs. 

GM shared that after reviewing field data, they determined that there were 617 potentially relevant complaints received between April 15, 2020, and August 24, 2021. There were 229 complaints that reported a stall while standing or moving. But no accidents or injuries have been associated with this condition. 

What to do if your Chevy Tahoe, Yukon, Escalade, or Suburban is at risk 

If your 2021 Chevy Tahoe, Suburban, Cadillac Escalade, or GMC Yukon is at risk, you’ll be notified via mail. Owner notification letters are expected to be sent out by November 8, 2021. But that’s a long time to wait. 

You can call Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1201, Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8806, or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782 for more information. The General Motors number for this recall is N212332040. 

Also, you can visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) site here. Enter your 17-digit Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to see if your SUV is included with this recall. 

What is the fix for this Tahoe issue? 

Brown 2021 Chevy Tahoe towing a camping trailer
2021 Chevrolet Tahoe | Chevrolet

You will need to take your 2021 Chevy Tahoe, Suburban, Escalade, or Yukon to an associated dealership for service. The fuel pump power control module will be replaced for free. We’re not sure how long the process will take. 

We recommend calling ahead of time to schedule a maintenance appointment. This way, you may be able to avoid longer waiting times. Also, you’ll learn if the dealership has Coronavirus (COVID-19) mandates put in place. You don’t have to visit the same dealership where you purchased your vehicle. 

According to Cars.com, there are nine recalls for the 2021 Tahoe. This is a surprising amount. The issues include fuel leaks, seat belt problems, electric system problems, brake system failure, and loss of steering. 

If you’re hesitant about buying one of these SUVs, know that new models with these issues are being held at dealer lots until they are fixed. Hopefully, new issues won’t pop up, and we will keep you updated as further information emerges.

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