Approximately  20,300 model-year 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 pickup trucks are being recalled because the bolts used to attach the front and rear brake calipers may not have been heat-treated and may break under load, reducing brake performance or interfering with wheel rotation and increasing the risk of a crash.

Chevrolet and GMC manufacturer GM will begin notifying owners on April 13. Owners can call Chevrolet at 800-222-1020, GMC at 866-522-9559 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.

To fix the problem, dealers will replace the brake caliper bolts.

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.