About 700,000 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks from various model years will be recalled, according to General Motors, in order to address a number of issues, including one that would make vehicle owners wait months for new components to arrive.
410,019 GMC Sierra 1500, 2500, 3500, and Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2500, and 3500 trucks from the 2015–2016 model years are included in the recall.
These trucks’ roof-rail airbag inflator end caps may separate from the inflator or the sidewall of the inflator may burst. According to a paper submitted to the National Highway Traffic Administration, that would prevent the airbags from functioning correctly and, in some instances, might hurl shrapnel into the passenger compartment.
Until the issue is resolved, dealers are not permitted to sell any used vehicles that have the issue. As of July 1, according to GM, it was still awaiting new components.
On August 16, that carmaker intends to notify owners via letters of the safety concern.
Owners will be informed again when the components are accessible. The trucks may be taken to dealers who will repair the issue.
Owners may reach the customer service departments of GMC and Chevrolet at (888) 988-7267 and (800) 222-1020, respectively. The recall’s GM number is N202324251.
331,274 GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500 and Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500 cars with 6.6-liter Duramax diesel engines and an optional engine-block heating cable are included in the second recall. All hail from the model years 2017–2019.
The engine-block heater cable or the terminals that link the heater cable to the block heater may experience an electrical short-circuit.
The block heater will be turned off by dealers to solve the issue. The company said that as part of a separate customer satisfaction initiative, it will give them free new block heaters and wires.
On August 16, owner notification letters are anticipated to be mailed. Owners may contact customer support at (800) 222-1020 for Chevrolet and (800) 462-8782 for GMC. The GM recall number is 212329840.