General Motors is recalling more than 900,000 vehicles worldwide due to fire risks and brake software issues.
Two separate recalls were announced by the largest U.S. automaker, one affecting over 550,000 units of the 2019 light-duty Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Cadillac CT6, and GMC Sierra 1500, while the other affecting 400,000 units of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 trucks from the 2019 – 2020 model years.
For the 550,000-vehicle recall, a software glitch with the potential to disable vehicle brake systems and notifications was discovered.
According to GM, the error was a rare occurrence but may result in the electronic stability control or anti-lock brake system becoming disabled. As a result, the vehicle’s diagnostic system will fail to illuminate the instrument cluster alert. To fix the problem, GM has instructed dealers to reflash the software.
Meanwhile, the second recall, which affects over 400,000 Silverado 1500 and Sierra 1500 trucks, was discovered to be caused by too much glue on the battery positive cable rings. This increases the risk of fire or stalling.
GM dealers will inspect the vehicles in question for glue or other contamination and replace damaged components if deemed necessary.
One fire incident has been reported, but there are no injuries linked to the problem.
The recall was prompted by a stall report by a GM employee in Canada. Among vehicles affected by the recall, a total of 814,000 units are in the United States.