GM To Recall Over 600,000 Vehicles For Fire Risk


General Motors is recalling at least 640,000 pickup trucks worldwide because hot gas from a high-tech seat belt can set the carpeting on fire.


The recall covers select 2019 and 2020 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 trucks along with select 2020 Silverado and Sierra 2500 and 3500 heavy-duty pickups. Most affected vehicles are in North America.

According to GM, a small explosion is used to move a piston that tightens the belts before a crash. The explosion has the potential to release hot gas through an opening in a bracket, possibly setting the carpet on fire. There have been two fires reported but no injuries.

Dealers will close the opening at no cost to owners.

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