General Motors recently announced a major recall of trucks in the United States and Canada. The recall affects 426,573 Chevrolet vehicles in the United States and another 46,837 in Canada, Reuters said.
“On certain Heavy Duty and Police Pursuit vehicles, the brake pedal pivot nut may become loose, causing the brake pedal to be loose or inoperative,” GM said in a press release. “If the brake pedal becomes loose or inoperative, it could interfere with the accelerator pedal, and/or the driver may be unable to safely stop the vehicle through application of the brake pedal, potentially affecting stopping distances and increasing the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property.”
Models affected by the recall include the 2015 and 2016 Chevrolet Silverado, the 2015/2016 Chevrolet Tahoe Police Pursuit Vehicle and the 2015/2016 GMC Sierra. GM said consumers should take their cars to dealers who will inspect and make sure the cars are fixed with an extra “adhesive nut” that should fix the problem. GM also noted that the issue may “result in the Service Engine Soon light illuminating and brake lights may stay on longer than expected.”
Own one of those cars? Go get it fixed, OK?