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General Motors has initiated a recall for more than 323,000 heavy-duty pickup trucks across the US following concerns that electronic tailgate release switches may malfunction, causing the tailgates to open unexpectedly while parked.

The vehicles implicated in this recall are select models of Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500, between the 2020 and 2024 model years.


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) highlighted the risk posed by water infiltrating the switches, potentially leading to unsecured cargo being ejected from the vehicle and increasing the likelihood of accidents.

GM’s response to the issue includes instructing vehicle owners to ensure their tailgates are securely fastened before driving and committing to replace the defective exterior touchpad switches at no cost to the owners. Dealerships have received directives to halt the sale of the affected models until the necessary fixes are applied. Owner notifications about this recall are scheduled to begin with letters dispatched starting March 18.

This recall comes after GM received 136 complaints concerning the spontaneous opening of tailgates, which has been linked to one minor injury and three instances of minor property damage.


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