Over 300,000 GMC, Chevrolet trucks recalled over concerns with tailgate's release system
More than 300,000 trucks manufactured by General Motors were recalled late last week over safety concerns posed by the tailgate’s electronic release system short circuiting after coming in contact with water.
The notice is set to impact about 323,232 trucks, including certain Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra models sold between 2020 and 2024, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Thursday.
The electronic gate-release, which could unlatch the tailgate while the vehicle is in motion, can cause a road hazard and increase the risk of a crash, according to the NHTSA. The gate could also unlock while the truck is in park.
General Motors received hundreds complaints of the “unwanted tailgate opening” from Sept. 1, 2020 and Aug. 1, 2023, with a couple of customers reporting minor injury and minor property damage.