According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 426,593 vehicles are being recalled by General Motors. The issue that led to this recall is associated with brake pedal pivot nuts. Since they may become loose over time, the brake pedal may turn inoperative. If that occurs while the vehicle is in use, the driver may not be able to stop the vehicle in time.
The recalled vehicles include the 2015 and 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500 heavy duty trucks. Recalled vehicles were manufactured between October 1, 2013 and February 1, 2016. The other vehicles impacted by the recall were the 2015 and 2016 GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500, which are also heavy duty trucks. They were manufactured between October 29, 2013 and February 1, 2016.
Since drivers may experience difficulties attempting to stop the vehicle while attempting to use the brake pedal, this recall was deemed necessary.
According to the NHTSA, GM will be contacting impacted vehicle owners in the near future. Dealers will check the recalled vehicles’ brake pedal pivot nuts. Thread adhesive will be added to the nuts and, if necessary, dealers will also make sure that the nuts are tightened once again.
The repair should be carried out entire for free.
Consumers with the recalled vehicles are being urged to contact the manufacturer if they have any further questions or concerns associated with the recall campaign. You may click here to read more.
Recently, many automakers launched recalls that impact vehicles that happen to be very popular among American drivers.
If you have one of the recalled GM vehicles or another vehicle that has been recalled recently, do not let the recall campaign go unnoticed. Have your vehicle repaired immediately to avoid accidents.
Stay on top of recalls launched with the help of the NHTSA and keep an eye out for investigations carried out by regulators into potentially defective vehicles. Too often, however, accidents happen before recalls are launched. If a vehicle you own presents an equipment failure, report it to the NHTSA and the manufacturer as soon as possible.