General Motors is recalling certain 2014 model year Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 full-size pickups to address a problem involving manual reclining seatbacks that may fail to perform adequately in a rear collision.
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Vehicles involved in the recall comprise a total population of 21,721. Of these, 2,575 are in Canada, 103 in Mexico and 71 exports, leaving 18,972 in the U.S. affected by the recall.
Specifically, the notice from GM says that “these trucks have manual front seat reclining seatbacks that might fail to meet a federal safety requirement for dynamic performance if struck from behind.”
The automaker said it is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this issue.
The fix is that GM will notify owners and dealers will inspect the seatbacks and make any necessary adjustments. The service will be performed at no charge, covered under existing new vehicle warranty.
Note that during the government shutdown, no recall notices are being posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website.