Due to issues with the brake system as well as battery, General Motors has recalled about 814,000 vehicles on Friday. The recall has been initiated for pick-up trucks with software issues as well as the trucks with issues in the battery. Moreover, according to reports, the list of recalled vehicles includes few pick-up trucks having both the issues.
The 2019 models of GMC Sierra 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and Cadillac CT6 have a software error. The error could cause the antilock brake system along with the electronic stability control to disable. Further, there are no warning signals to notify that the brake system is not functioning. Therefore, the stability control and the antilock brake system could be completely off without any indication before or after the disabling.
The motor company discovered the issue last month with the help of the Electronic Control Unit, the device which regulates a car’s antilock brake system. However, according to the statement of the Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the software will be updated from 27th January at the dealerships.
Furthermore, over 35,000 Sierra 1500 and Silverado trucks are involved in the recall for the issues related to the battery. The cable that connects the alternator to the main battery may have extra glue on the positive terminal.
Moreover, this could lead to a fluctuating electrical connection that could further cause warning signals on the service battery panel. The connection may, therefore, lead to the build-up of heat and unthreading or detachment of the bolt that attaches the terminal. Besides, this could even lead to the initiation of fire due to the melting of parts.
The inspections around the excessive glue and fixing will begin late in January 2020.
These defects have led to many injuries and accidents. However, as the dates of the recalls associated with both the issues are overlapping, speculations are that many trucks might have both the errors.