2019-2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Sierra 1500 Battery Cable Rings: Recall Alert

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Front Angle
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By Patrick Masterson

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 350,400 model-year 2019-20 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 pickup trucks

The Problem: 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 surrounding material, increasing the risk of a fire.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect for the presence of glue or other contamination at the B-positive cable attachment to the alternator and 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. All repairs will be done for free.

What Owners Should Do: Chevrolet and GMC manufacturer GM will begin notifying owners Jan. 27. Owners can call Chevrolet at 800-222-1020, GMC at 888-988-7267, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer. To check for other recalls, and to schedule a free recall repair at your local dealership, click here: Chevrolet Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500

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