General Motors has an important announcement for those who own pickup trucks made by the company. It has announced that the company is recalling more than 800,000 trucks, and this action is due to two separate issues that have affected the vehicles. Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks from the company are being recalled and their braking software algorithms and battery-related issues would be analyzed. This is a huge problem, as 800,000 is a huge number of pickup trucks in the United States. However, the problems that could be caused by the errors are quite extensive.
The braking software is found to be faulty that the anti-lock braking system in the vehicle could be damaged. This will increase the chances of crashes in the long run. In addition to this, the second error is found to be affecting the battery of the vehicles. While some of the trucks are affected by any one of these errors, some pickup trucks have both of these problems. More than 464,000 Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 trucks are being recalled as a part of the first process while the second one impacts 350,000 vehicles of the same name, but model year 2019 and 2020.
The reason for the second recall, the battery issue, could not be ignored either. There is a problem in a wire that connects the battery and the alternator is faulty that the vehicle may catch fire. Even in not the worst-case scenario, the battery issue could cause the vehicle to stall, which is indeed a big issue. Customers who have registered their abovementioned vehicles have been notified by GM and they will also receive proper instructions on how to get these issues repaired as soon as possible. It should be noted that some vehicles may have both of the issues.