General Motors announced Thursday it would recall more than 800,000 pickups and sedans for two separate issues affecting brake software and battery cables that could start a fire.
According to paperwork filed with federal regulators, more than 350,000 Chevy Silverado 1500 and GMC 1500 pickups from model years 2019-2020 will be recalled for a faulty battery cable installed with too much glue. The glue could cause intermittent electrical connections and cause the vehicle to stall, or arc, and could potentially cause a fire. GM said it’s aware of at least two vehicle stalls and one fire related to the defect. It’s unclear if there were any injuries caused by the fire. GM said owners may notice a “Service Battery” warning in the instrument display of affected vehicles.