General Motors Recalls 820,000 Pickup Trucks Over Tailgate Safety

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General Motors recalled 820,000 newer model pickup trucks in North America due to probable tailboard unlatching.
General Motors recalled 820,000 newer model pickup trucks in North America due to probable tailboard unlatching.

General Motors issued a recall for 820,000 newer model pickup trucks in North America due to potential tailgate unlatching, which could lead to unexpected openings.

The recall affects trucks from 2020 to 2024 model years with power unlatching tailgates, as water ingress into the exterior tailgate switch may cause a short circuit while parked.

Reported Incidents and Property Damage:

GM acknowledges one minor injury incident and three minor property damage complaints associated with the recall issue.

Approximately 570,000 trucks in the United States and 250,000 in Canada are included in the recall, marking GM’s largest U.S. recall of the year and one of the largest in 2024.

Safety Risks and Regulatory Concerns:

U.S. and Canadian regulators highlight the risk of unsecured cargo falling from open tailgates while the vehicle is in motion, posing hazards to road safety.

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GM dealers will replace the exterior touchpad switch assemblies with improved parts resistant to water intrusion. Vehicles awaiting replacement parts may have the affected part disabled.

Owner Recommendations and Inspection Guidelines:

GM advises owners to inspect their tailgate to ensure it is closed and securely latched before driving to mitigate potential risks.

The recall spans 2020-2023 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks and 2020-2024 heavy-duty versions with power unlatching tailgates, following an investigation initiated in November due to complaints of unwanted tailgate opening.

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