Back in September, GM Authority reported on an issue concerning the roofs on units of the 2023 Chevy Colorado and 2023 GMC Canyon pickups, with some owners complaining that their truck’s roof was dented after using a touchless car wash service. Now, GM Authority has new details to report after learning that GM is working on a fix for the issue.
For readers who may be unaware, touchless car wash services use an array of water jets and detergents to quickly clean the exterior of a vehicle. These services do not use large, scrubbing brushes like other car washing services, which can result in scratches in a vehicle’s paint. However, some 2023 Chevy Colorado and 2023 GMC Canyon pickups owners have reported that the water jets used in touchless car wash services can actually dent the roof on their new pickup, with photos posted online as evidence.
Now, GM Authority has learned from sources familiar with the matter that GM is actively working to fix this issue. For now, GM will begin implementing the fix on newly built trucks at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri, although the technical details of what the automaker will do to address the issue are still under wraps. Timing for implementation of the fix is also unclear at the moment. Either way, the news will undoubtedly come as a relief for those customers thinking about purchasing a new Chevy Colorado or GMC Canyon sometime in the future.
However, what will be even more interesting to see is how GM will address this issue in units of the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon that have already been built. New owners will no doubt be eager for some kind of fix that will allow them to visit touchless car wash services without fear that their roof will end up with new dents. For now, GM Authority recommends hand-washing your pickup to keep it clean.
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