The defect: according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, one of the driveshaft joints in affected trucks may not have been properly welded at the factory “causing the driveshaft to separate while the vehicle is moving.”
The hazards: the federal safety watchdog says that if the driveshaft separates while the vehicle is in motion, there be a sudden loss of propulsion, which can increase the risk of a crash. It’s not clear if any crashes have been traced back to this issue.
The fix: GM dealers will be instructed to replace the driveshaft in affected vehicles. These repairs will be performed at no cost to the owner.
Affected components: driveshaft.
- 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500
- 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500
- 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD
- 2019 GMC Sierra 1500
- 2020 GMC Sierra 1500
Number of affected vehicles: a total of 42 trucks are affected by this recall action.
Owners should: GM will notify owners of affected vehicles and instruct them to make an appointment with their dealer. The recall is expected to begin on December 7th, 2020. If owners are unsure whether or not their vehicle is affected by this recall, they can visit my.gm.com/
- NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V650000
- GM recall number: N202314870
- Chevrolet Customer Service: 1-800-222-1020
- GMC Customer Service: 1-800-462-8782
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153