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On: Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 11:52AM | By: Karen Cook

General Motors Recall

The 2014 car-buying year has barely begun and already there is a recall from General Motors. I don’t know why this would not have been apparent in initial crash tests before the vehicles were released, but it seems that the front seats have the possibility of moving during a rear-end collision, increasing the chance of injury. This issue affects the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pick-up trucks which have manual reclining front-seat backs.

All told almost 20,000 Silverados and Sierras have been recalled in the United States. In Canada over 2500 vehicles are being checked and around 200 from Mexico and overseas need some attention. General Motors has stated that there are no known fatalities or injuries from this flaw, and they will notify purchasers directly if the truck they have is affected. The voluntary recall begins on October 21.

This is not the first problem the new Silverados and Sierras have had. Back in July a little under a thousand were recalled due to the passenger-side airbag not fully inflating in a crash. This concerned less than one percent of the stock at the time and was caused by a faulty sensor. Those issues were corrected under the vehicle’s warranty and General Motors will do the same for the seat backs. If you would like to contact GM with any questions you may call them at 1-866-694-6546. If you receive notification you may take your truck to any GM dealer to have the seats repaired at no cost.

Please be aware that this recall is not being posted by the National Highway Safety Administration due to the recent government shutdown, so watch your mailbox or call GM if you have one of these vehicles, and be sure to pass the information on.


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