Recall Alert: 2016-2017 GM Pickup Trucks

By Tom Torbjornsen

Vehicles Affected: Model-year 2016-17 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and model-year 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 pickup trucks are part of a GM recall that affects approximately 5,000 full-size trucks and SUVs

The Problem: The front upper control arms may have inadequate welds near the control arm bushing. Inadequate welds may allow the control arm to separate from the bushing, compromising steering and increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the left and right front upper control arms, and realign the vehicle, for free.

What Owners Should Do: The automaker will begin notifying owners early in May. Parts are not yet available; when they become available, owners will receive a second notification, a schedule for which the automaker did not immediately announce. Until repairs have been made, owners are advised not to drive their vehicles. Owners can call Chevrolet at 800-222-1020 or GMC at 800-462-8782. Owners also can call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to, for more info.

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Gm is desperate. Already making 2017's when they havent even emptied the lots of new 2015's on the lot. They just redesigned the 2016's almost immediately after their redesign for 2014.

Wonder if these welds are failing due to the shanking that these gm's exhibit.

They could just call these one of their special editions, the poor iihs crash rated shimy shake with failed steering edition!!!

GM stop using JB Weld on those frontend parts. LOL

Love the JB weld comment, I could see GM doing that for sure! Just as stupid as being caught fudging payload by removing bumpers

I think gmsnotsogreat and johnny blow are related. Could be brothers or even the same person. Its hard to spread that much ignorance around. GM needs to just stop building junk. My Sons work truck is a 2015 so hopefully his is better than these. He sure don't need no more shop time with it. Its been a nightmare for him and his company. They are done with gm junk.

Look at the big 3 half ton IFS, then look at the Tundra IFS. You'll be mind blown at the components the big 3 uses. The Tundra UCA and LCA are massive compared to the big 3 trucks, and Toyota has been doing it since 2007. The Tundra IFS components even dwarf my 2500HD work truck IFS components.

Then look at the rear axle and diff, again admire the small parts on the big 3.

What sucks is those GM truck owners are not advised to drive their new trucks. When Ford had a big safety recall like this and parts were not available, Ford gave them rental cars to drive till the parts came in. I guess that is professional grade right there.

And now GM is BANNED in Iran! What next...

Toyota is starting to look better. I have owned all the Big 3 and all have been decent but between the Ford and GM fan boys and the UAW I am starting to like Japanese and Korean vehicles better everyday. We bought a new 2013 CRV 3 years ago and it is much better built and more reliable than anything from the Big 3. We traded a 2000 Taurus for it which was a good car but so far the Honda is better. Those I know that have Toyota pickups are very satisfied and they do not take the depreciation hit that the Big 3 have.


You have a good head on your shoulders, don't let that twerp derail you.

Just let it go, be mature about it and let them be dumb and foolish.


You have a good head on your shoulders, don't let that twerp derail you.

Just let it go, be mature about it and let them be dumb and foolish.

Posted by: Frank | May 4, 2016 5:01:49 PM

Don't worry, I enjoy watching these guys back track their statements.

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