GM Recalls Pickups for Carpet Fire Hazard
General Motors Co. is recalling 556,400 late-model fullsize pickup trucks in the U.S. whose carpets could catch fire in a crash.
The campaign targets certain 2019-2020 model Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks—including some 1500, 2500 and 3500 series vehicles—that were produced before the end of October. The callback excludes pickups equipped with vinyl floors.
If one of the affected trucks is involved in a crash, the vehicle’s front-row automatic seatbelt tensioners could expel hot gases that ignite nearby floor carpet, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
GM reports two such fires but no injuries. Dealers will seal an opening in the pretensioner bracket through which the gases might leak. GM plans to notify owners in December.
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