GM Issues Recall Of Over 1 Million Silverado and Sierra Trucks

By: Rachel Despres
A construction worker walking by a parked pick-up truck.
Due to certain faults, GM decided to recall their Silverado. Ken Redding / Getty Images

General Motors is voluntarily recalling 895,232 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 pickup trucks from the 2014-2015 model years, as well as many others from worldwide markets, making the total number of vehicles recalled globally 1,037,982.

The reason for the recall, as indicated by GM in their press release, is because “the flexible steel cable that connects the seat belt to the vehicle can fatigue and separate over time as a result of the driver repeatedly bending the cable when entering the seat.” The issue was discovered by the company through warranty data, and thus far no related injuries or deaths have been reported.


Customers whose vehicles are affected by the recall will be notified by GM, but the company hasn’t yet stated when they will begin reaching out to owners. To remedy the issue, dealers will “enlarge the side shield opening, install a pusher bracket on the tensioner, and if necessary, replace the tensioner assembly.”

In the United States, GM has also issued a stop-sale for the approximately 3,000 affected vehicles that still remain on dealer lots. Dealers will repair the vehicles before they are once again made available for purchase.