Faulty Tailgate Latches Prompt General Motors Recall of Over 300k Vehicles

Feb. 12, 2024
Included in the recall are the 2020-2024 model Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500 trucks.

General Motors has issued a recall for 323,232 of its heavy-duty trucks due to a faulty tailgate latch, Car and Driver reports.

Included in the recall are the 2020-2024 model Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500 trucks. The automaker has instructed dealerships to halt sales on any recalled trucks they may have in stock.

The recall applies only to trucks with manual tailgates and stems from an issue with the power lock and release function. If water comes into contact with the electronic gate-release switch, it could short circuit, causing the tailgate to open while in park.

Dealers will replace the exterior touchpad switch assemblies with a new material that provides higher support from water contact, according to GM. The change was put into effect on August 1, 2023, with dealers being made aware at the beginning of February. Owners will begin to receive recall notices on March 18, 2024.