GM Pickups Recalled for Brake Issue


DETROIT – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and General Motors (GM) are recalling certain 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 pickup trucks due to a problem with the vehicles’ brake calipers.

The defect: According to a NHTSA filing, the bolts used to attach the front and/or rear brake calipers on the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 may have not been heat-treated during the manufacturing process. Without the added strength from the heat-treating process, the bolts may break under load, which can reduce braking performance and cause other damage to the vehicle.

The hazards:
 GM says broken caliper bolts can reduce the trucks’ braking performance and/or interfere with the wheel rotation, increasing the risk of a crash.

The fix:
 GM dealers will inspect and replace the caliper bolts with proper, heat-treated bolts. These repairs will be done at no cost to the owner.

Affected components: brakes.

Affected vehicles:

  • 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
  • 2020 GMC Sierra 1500

Number of affected vehicles:
 a total of 20,352 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks are affected by this recall.

Owners should: GM will notify owners of affected vehicles and instruct them to make an appointment with their dealer. The recall is expected to begin on April 13th, 2020. If owners are unsure whether or not their vehicle is affected by this recall, they can visit and type in their VIN to see any open recalls or other actions that may be active on their vehicle.

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