GM has issued a recall for nearly 7,200 Advantage Tri-fold soft tonneau covers, which were sold as accessory equipment for 2019 through 2020 model-year Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 pickup trucks. Details on this latest GM trucks recall are relatively light at this time, but the issue stems from incorrect installation as a result of instructions that “may be difficult to follow.”
The defect: Owners may have incorrectly installed the Advantage Tri-fold soft tonneau cover on their Silverado or Sierra, and as a result, the cover may detach from these GM trucks.
The hazards: The cover may detach from the vehicle and damage other vehicles or cause road hazards, increasing the risk of a crash.
Affected components: Advantage Tri-fold soft tonneau covers.
Number of affected vehicles: 7,173.
The fix: Owners of these affected GM trucks will be provided with a tether kit to secure the tonneau cover to the pickup truck bed, as well as clearer installation instructions and additional labeling.
Owners should: GM has yet to provide a notification schedule on this recall. However, to acquire additional information, concerned Chevrolet Silverado 1500 owners can call 1-800-630-2438, while GMC Sierra 1500 owners can call 1-800-462-8782.
- GM Recall Number: N192261860
- Chevrolet Customer Service: 1-800-630-2438
- GMC Customer Service: 1-800-462-8782
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153