Approximately 350,400 model-year 2019-20 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 pickup trucks are being recalled due to issues with the cable attachment to the alternator. The battery-positive cable rings may have been manufactured with excessive glue, potentially causing an intermittent electrical connection between the cable and alternator, which could cause the vehicle to stall, increasing the risk of a crash. The intermittent connection could also lead to electrical arcing, which could generate sufficient heat to damage the surrounding material, increasing the risk of a fire.
Chevrolet and GMC manufacturer GM will begin notifying owners on Jan. 27. Owners can call Chevrolet at 800-222-1020, GMC at 888-988-7267 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will inspect for the presence of glue or other contamination at the B-positive cable attachment to the alternator, clean the connection and reattach the B-positive cable connection as necessary. If arcing has damaged the cable, nut or alternator, dealers will replace the damaged components.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.