From our colleagues at Cars.com, GM has issued a recall for 185,903 GMT 355 series midsize pickup trucks, including the 2004-09 Chevrolet Colorado and 2004-09 GMC Canyon twins and badge-engineered 2006-08 Isuzu I-Series, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The recall is to fix a faulty brake-lamp switch that could fail after becoming exposed to the environment, causing the brake lights to stop working or stay lit continuously.
The recall applies to pickups originally sold or registered in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands and Utah.
GM says a replacement switch will not be available until February 2010, so it will offer special coverage for all registered vehicles. Owners with the brake light problem can get free repairs but must return to a dealership when the newly designed parts become available. The inspection and replacement part will both be free.
Owners can contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, GMC at 1-866-996-9463, and Isuzu at 1-800-255-6727 or the NHTSA vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236.