General Motors will recall 21,721 of its new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado
and GMC Sierra pickups over front seats that could move if the vehicle
is hit from behind. Affected vehicles all feature manual adjustments
for the two front seats, according to a report from Automotive News.
Of the nearly 22,000 vehicles covered under the action, the
overwhelming majority 18,972 - were sold in the United States. A
further 2,575 were sold in Canada, while 103 were shipped south of the
border to Mexico. Finally, another 71 were sold outside North America
altogether. As of right now, there are no reports of injuries due to
Naturally, Chevy and GMC dealers will make the repairs free of charge,
although it's not clear as of this writing if GM will be notifying
owners or just addressing the issue at the truck's first service.
This recall is notable for being the second to affect the Silverado
and Sierra since their debut earlier this year. GM recalled 843
vehicles for an airbag issue over the summer. We'll update this story
if an official statement becomes available from GM or the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration.