General Motors and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have issued a recall for certain 2019, 2020 and 2021 model-year Chevy Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 trucks that were shipped with the incorrect factory spare tire.
The problem: affected vehicles were all ordered with 18-inch, 20-inch or 22-inch optional accessory wheels. Despite the presence of the larger accessory wheels, the trucks were equipped with a smaller 17-inch spare tire from the factory.
The hazards: a vehicle with one 17-inch wheel and three 18-inch, 20-inch or 22-inch wheels 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 during heavy braking events.
The fix: GM dealers will be instructed to provide the owner with the appropriate spare wheel and tire. Dealers will also apply a new spare tire information label and provide owners with an owner’s manual insert explaining the change. These repairs will be performed at no cost to the vehicle owner.
Affected components: spare tire, spare tire information label.
Number of affected vehicles: a total of 626 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. If owners are unsure whether or not their vehicle is affected by this recall, they can visit my.gm.com/recalls and type in their VIN to see any open recalls or other actions that may be active on it. Owners can also reach out to Chevrolet, GMC or Transport Canada directly with questions or concerns using the contact information included below.
- GM recall number: N212346510
- NHTSA campaign number: 21V985000
- Chevrolet Customer Service: 1-800-222-1020
- GMC Customer Service: 1-800-462-8782
- NHTSA (toll-free): 1-888-327-4236