GM is recalling their recently released 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and its corporate twin GMC Sierra pickup trucks today for adjustments to the seats. In all, nearly 22,000 of the trucks produced for sale in the United States, as well as 2,700 trucks sold in Canada and Mexico, will be affected. This the second recall for the truck, in which the first recall was for the passenger airbags that may not fully deploy in the event of an accident.
This particular GM recall is also for a safety issue as well. The trucks that come equipped with seats that have manual reclining seatbacks may fail to meet the federal safety regulation, if the truck were to be involved in a rear collision. Fortunately, General Motors has not reported any accidents or injuries, as a result of the potential defect.
The latest GM recall will have dealership technicians inspect the seatbacks, and make any necessary adjustments. Since the vehicles are still under factory warranty (3 years/36,000 bumper-to-bumper limited warranty), the inspection and adjustments will be performed at no cost to the registered owners. For more information, or to schedule a service appointment, owners can contact their local Chevrolet and GMC dealerships, respectively.
Source: Automotive News