General Motors is recalling roughly 556,000 full-size trucks as they may be equipped with faulty seatbelt pretensioners that could pose a fire risk.
The defect: The seatbelt pretensioners in affected full-size trucks may allow for hot gas to escape through the pretensioner brackets, which in turn could set the vehicle’s carpets on fire.
The hazards: If affected trucks are involved in a crash, the carpet and other parts of the interior may be at an increased risk of catching fire and causing injury.
Affected components: seatbelt pretensioners, seatbelt pretensioner bracket.
Affected vehicles: the following trucks are affected when equipped with carpet flooring.
- 2019-2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
- 2019-2020 GMC Sierra 1500
- 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
- 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 3500
- 2020 GMC Sierra 2500
- 2020 GMC Sierra 3500
The fix: dealerships will close off the seatbelt pretensioner brackets, which should prevent the gasses from escaping from the bracket opening in the event of a crash. GM does not know when the recall will begin.
Owners should: owners should wait for GM to contact them, at which point they will be instructed to make an appointment with their dealership to have the bracket closed off. They can also reach out to GM or NHTSA for more information using the phone numbers below. If owners are unsure whether or not their vehicle is affected, they can visit my.gm.com/
- GM Recall Number: N192270600
- 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