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General Motors recalls over 350,000 Pickups because Poor Alternator Connection may cause Crash or Fire

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that the General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2019-2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 trucks.

An intermittent electrical connection between the B+ battery cable and the alternator could cause the vehicle to stall, increasing the risk of a crash. The intermittent connection could also lead to electrical arcing, which could generate sufficient heat to damage surrounding material, increasing the risk of a fire.

Certain 2019-2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 trucks are being recalled because a Poor Alternator Connection may cause Crash or Fire.

Certain 2019-2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 trucks are being recalled because a Poor Alternator Connection may cause Crash or Fire.

Recall Information

Manufacturer: General Motors LLC

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V888000
Components: Electrical System
Potential Number of Units Affected: 350,371

Make Model Year
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2019-2020
GMC Sierra 1500 2019-2020

Summary

General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2019-2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 trucks. The battery positive (B+) cable rings may have been manufactured with excessive glue, potentially causing an intermittent electrical connection between the B+ cable and alternator.

Remedy

GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect for the presence of glue or other contamination at the B+ cable attachment to the alternator and clean the connection and reattach the B+ cable connection, as necessary. If arcing has damaged the cable, nut, or alternator, the dealer will replace the damaged components. All services will be performed free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin January 27th, 2020. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1.800.222.1020 or GMC customer service at 1.888.988.7267. GM’s number for this recall is N192273510.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1.888.327.4236 (TTY 1.800.424.9153), or go to www.safercar.gov


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