Warren, MI – August 12, 2021 – General Motors (NYSE: GM) has announced a recall for 7,199 2021 GMC Canyon pickup trucks due to an incorrect label which may cause the driver to add too much weight to the truck, increasing the risk of a crash.
The component in question is a “Tire and Loading Information Label,” with the part number 15261447.
As reported, the tire and loading information label states “the maximum amount of weight the driver can safely add to the truck as cargo.” The GMC Canyon load capacity label incorrectly overstated the weight capacity by 51 lbs.
Overloading the pickup truck can cause significant changes to the “driving dynamics” of the vehicle, which may result in a crash. In another similar recall, the issue was also expected to increase the vehicle’s stopping distance.
Other GM recalls
In July 2021, there was a GMC recall for 285,622 vehicles over a concern that the airbag malfunction indicator may fail to warn the driver if there is a problem with the airbag.
The GMC Canyon 2015 was recalled in April 2021 when 60,678 pickup trucks may lose power steering on “startup or while driving.”
The GMC Canyon 2021 pickup truck was recalled in December of last year because of faulty seat belts.
The repair is a modified label that provides the correct vehicle capacity weight. The manufacturer will mail the labels to the owners, which they can apply themselves or take them to the dealership, if desired. The remedy is free of charge and owner notification letter are set to be sent on August 16, 2021.
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