General Motors Recalls 2021 Vehicles For Failing Fuel Pumps

by Aryn Plax

Oct 5, 2021

General Motors is recalling nearly 15,000 model year 2021 vehicles because the fuel pumps may fail or operate intermittently, causing the engines to fail.

The recall includes the following models:

  • 2021 Cadillac Escalade
  • 2021 Cadillac Escalade ESV
  • 2021 Chevrolet Suburban
  • 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe
  • 2021 GMC Yukon
  • 2021 GMC Yukon XL

A defect in the fuel pump power control modules may interrupt the flow of fuel to the engine.

If the engine does not receive enough fuel, it will stall.

Someone inserts a gas pump into an SUV, filling it with gas.

General Motors investigated the issue in July after receiving warranty claims related to the modules in some 2021 SUVs. It found a manufacturing issue at Vitesco, an auto parts supplier, caused the defect.

General Motors’ review of field data found that there were 617 fuel pump-related complaints, which were received between April 15, 2020, and August 24, 2021. Stalling was reported in 229 of these complaints.

Recall notices will be mailed November 8. General Motors dealers will replace the fuel pump power control modules.