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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), paired with General Motors, is in the process of recalling some certain 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 pickup trucks because of an issue/defect with the vehicles’ brake calipers.
The defect that was reported was according to an NHTSA report, which stated that the bolts on the calipers that were used to join the front as well as rear brake calipers on the 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 and 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 might not have been heat-treated during the assembling process. Bolts that were used to hold the brake calipers safely—which snatch the brake rotors to slow or stop the vehicle—might not have been fabricated expertly and could break. On the off chance that this occurs, the caliper may tumble off and meddle with wheel turn as well as make it harder to stop the vehicle. Both of these defects could cause an accident. Without the additional quality and testing from the heat-treating process, the jolts may break under a burden, which can diminish braking performance and cause other harm to the vehicle.
The dangers: GM says broken caliper jolts can decrease the trucks’ braking execution as well as meddle with the wheel revolution, increasing the threat of an accident. However, as spoken by a GM spokesperson, no crashes or injuries have taken place due to this problem yet.
The solution: GM vendors will examine and supplant the caliper jolts with tested, heat-treated bumps. These fixes will be done at no expense to the owner of the vehicle.
The parts which would be affected in this recall are the brakes.
Influenced vehicles: 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500
The total number of influenced vehicles is an aggregate of 20,352 Chevrolet Silverado, and GMC Sierra trucks are affected by this recall.
The people who own this vehicle and are contacted regarding the same should take notice that GM will advise the owners of all the affected vehicles suspected to have this defect and encourage them to make a meeting with their respective dealers. The expected date from which the recall will start is April 13, 2020. On the off chance that proprietors are uncertain whether their vehicle is affected by this recall, then they can visit my.gm.com/reviews and type in their VIN to perceive any open recalls or different activities that might be active on their vehicle.
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 has already been affected by 3 recalls prior to this, and they are listed as follows
- November 14, 2019. Campaign Number: 19V814000
Seat belts defect. A fire may start after seatbelt pre-tensioner deployment. This vehicle fire may start if the materials inside the vehicle get ignited.
- November 21, 2019. Campaign Number: 19V837000
Fuel system and gasoline defect. The fuel pump was missing a regulator. If the fuel pump gets over-pressurized, then it can crack the fuel pump and cause leaks, which increases the risk of a fire if an ignition source is nearby.
- December 12, 2019. Campaign Number: 19V888000
Electrical System Defect. Poor alternator connection may cause a fire. This connection could lead to electrical arcing, which could generate a lot of heat and cause a fire in the surrounding materials. This loose connection may also make the vehicle stall, resulting in a crash.