General Motors have announced a defect relating to motor vehicle safety exists in certain 2015-2016 Chevrolet and GMC trucks. According to reports filed with the NHTSA, the threads on the brake pedal pivot bolt may be too short to engage the locking feature of the nut. If the pedal loosens, the driver may not be able to stop the vehicle safely or the pedal could interfere with the accelerator. The driver may notice a change in brake pedal feel, the service engine soon light may illuminate, and/or the brake lights may stay on longer than expected.
The vehicles affected by this recall include:
- 2015-2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
- 2015-2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500
- 2015-2016 Chevrolet Tahoe Police Pursuit
- 2015-2016 GMC Sierra 2500
- 2015-2016 GMC Sierra 3500
Dealers will inspect the brake pedal pivot nuts, adding thread adhesive and tightening the nut as necessary. Owners wanting more information about the problem are asked to contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM’s number for this recall is 20760 and the NHTSA campaign number is 16V-069.