GM Recalls 160K Pickups in Canada
July 15, 2019—GM has issued a recall in Canada for approximately 160,000 units of the 2014-18 Chevy Silverado, the 2015-18 Chevy Silverado HD, the 2014-18 GMC Sierra and the 2015-19 GMC Sierra HD, according to a report by CNET.
The issue stems from trucks equipped with a power sliding rear window. In these vehicles, the circuit overseeing the rear window defroster might overheat. If this happens, it might create some smoke, melt some components or even start a fire.
General Motors is still working on a final corrective action, which will likely involve some degree of part replacement. In the meantime, owners have been instructed to take their trucks to dealerships, where technicians will pull the defroster's fuse, rendering it inoperable.
Owners will receive an initial notification for the stopgap repair, with a second notification to follow when a permanent fix is found.