General Motors and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have issued a recall for certain 2020 and 2021 model year Chevy Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD trucks that were shipped with the incorrect factory spare tire.
The problem: affected vehicles were all ordered with either the 20-inch accessory road tire (RPO code REM) or the 18-inch accessory road tire (RPO code Q2V). Despite the 18=inch or 20-inch wheels, the trucks are equipped with a 17-inch spare tire.
The hazards: operating the vehicle with one 17-inch tire and three 18-inch or 20-inch tires can prevent the Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) from engaging. A vehicle with ABS may have reduced braking performance or may be prone to locking up the tires under heavy braking.
The fix: GM dealers will be instructed to provide the owner with the appropriate spare tire and will apply a new spare tire information label. These repairs will be performed at no cost to the vehicle owner.
Affected components: spare tire.
- 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
- 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
- 2020 GMC Sierra 2500HD
- 2021 GMC Sierra 2500HD
Number of affected vehicles: a total of 86 vehicles are affected by this problem.
Owners should: GM will notify owners of affected vehicles and instruct them to make an appointment with their dealer. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on September 13th, 2021. If owners are unsure whether or not their vehicle is affected by this recall, they can visit my.gm.com/
- NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V578000
- GM recall number: N212329780
- 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