GM Recalls 820,000 Trucks Over Faulty Tailgates

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General Motors (GM) is recalling 820,000 pickup trucks in North America because the tailgates could unlatch and open unexpectedly. The recall involves model years 2020 through 2024 due to the fact that water could leak into the exterior tailgate switch and cause a short circuit while the truck is parked. GM has confirmed it is aware of one reported incident of a minor injury and three minor property damage complaints related to the recall issue.

The recall covers approximately 570,000 trucks in the United States and 250,000 in Canada; the recall is GM’s largest U.S. recall of the year. Both U.S. and Canadian regulators note that if the tailgate opens, unsecured cargo could fall out of the truck bed and onto the road when moving. GM opened an investigation in November of 2023 after it received complaints of unwanted tailgate opening; it has received 136 of that specific complaint in total.

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