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Monday, March 4, 2024

GM Heavy-Responsibility Truck Recall: Tailgates Falling Open

The 2024 GMC Sierra HD seen from a rear quarter angle

Common Motors has recalled over 323,000 heavy-duty pickups as a result of their tailgates can fall open unexpectedly.

Recalled fashions embrace:

GM has ordered sellers to cease promoting the vehicles till they’ve mounted fashions presently on gross sales tons that will have the issue.

The recall applies solely to pickups with a guide tailgate with energy lock and launch, which have an exterior touchpad swap.

GM tells the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration (NHTSA) that water can trickle into the digital gate-release swap, inflicting a brief circuit. That electrical malfunction may cause the gate to unlatch, probably spilling the mattress’s contents.

GM says the programming of the lock module means this may solely occur whereas the truck is parked. However, NHTSA has acquired complaints of tailgates dropping open whereas driving. The corporate insists, “These complaints are possible attributable to the tailgate releasing whereas in Park earlier than starting a drive.”

Both manner, you’ll need it mounted in your truck earlier than you lose your cargo in a parking zone or on the street. As at all times with remembers, the restore is free.

Sellers will change the outside touchpad swap meeting with one adequately sealed in opposition to moisture.

Drivers typically miss recall notices, so verify our recall middle to see in case your automobile has been topic to any pressing restore orders.

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