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GM issued a new voluntary recall for some 2023 truck models. This recall is for the fuel injectors in GM trucks with the 2.7-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. The flow rate for these fuel injectors could cause trucks to fail emissions inspections. In addition to this voluntary recall, GM issued a stop-deliver for 2023 Chevy Silverado and Colorado models. This stop delivery is in effect until dealers replace the fuel injectors in trucks still at dealer lots.

Yellow 2023 Chevrolet Colorado midsize pickup truck posed
2023 Chevrolet Colorado | Chevrolet

What’s causing this recent GM truck recall?

As GM Authority reports, affected trucks have fuel injectors with a different flow rate than required for the turbocharged 2.7-liter engine. The right fuel injectors allow the engine to function properly, but dealers delivered several trucks with the wrong injectors.

The incorrect flow rate could cause these trucks to fail emissions standards in some areas. This happens because the engine isn’t fueling properly under certain driving conditions.

Which GM trucks use the 2.7-liter engine?

In previous years, the number of trucks using this engine would be much smaller, but GM made some changes to the midsize truck lineup for 2023. The 2023 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon only use this engine across the entire truck range. This engine is also the base power plant for the 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500.

In total, GM determined through production records that an estimated 272 trucks are subject to this new recall. Considering the widespread use of this engine, that figure seems small, which is pretty good news for GM truck owners and the automaker.

How will GM dealers fix this recall?

GM instructs dealers to replace the problematic fuel injectors with new models that match the correct flow rates required for the 2.7-liter turbocharged engine. The new replacement injectors come in a set of four, along with the gaskets, seals, and fuel feed pipes. This fix takes approximately 4.3 hours of labor. This means truck owners must plan to be without their trucks for at least half a day.

Additional steps to this GM recall

The small number of impacted vehicles and the limited availability of replacement parts means dealers must take additional steps before replacing the injectors. Dealers must review the Investigate Vehicle History screen to see if the specific model is marked “Open” before replacing the impacted parts.

What should truck owners do?

Owners of 2023 GM trucks that could be part of this recall should contact the customer service line to ask additional questions. Truck owners can contact local GM dealers to learn if their truck is part of the recall. If their truck is part ofthe voluntary recall, owners can schedule a service appointment.