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2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV Gets First Recall, GMC Hummer EV Also Affected

Revealed in January 2022 at the Consumer Electronics Show, the Silverado EV entered series production earlier in 2023 as a 2024 model. Currently manufactured in limited numbers at the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant in Michigan, the zero-emission truck has been hit with its first recall.
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A grand total of three units are called back, namely trucks assembled between April 24 and July 18. Recall number 23V-786 further includes 89 examples of the GMC Hummer EV pickup truck, along with 23 examples of the GMC Hummer EV sport utility vehicles. According to General Motors, the off-road brutes in question were produced for the 2023 and 2024 model years from February 16 to July 27.

What is the problem with these body-on-frame behemoths? The short answer is that a seat belt buckle attachment bolt may not have been tightened to the correct specification by the seat supplier. More specifically, either the left or right front seat belt buckle attachment bolts. In case of a loose bolt, owners may notice a rattle coming from the area where the seat belt buckle is fastened to the seat.

The supplier's name is Lear Corporation, a Michigan-based colossus that employs in the ballpark of 175,000 souls. Traded as LEA, the corporation is listed in the S&P 400 and Russell 1000 stock market indexes. General Motors became aware of the aforementioned concern on August 4 via a report filed by a GM employee through SUFS. Speak Up for Safety is a program created by GM in 2014, bang in the middle of the notorious ignition switch saga.

Said employee (a seat engineer) was notified by the Lear Corporation over the discovery of a loose front seat belt buckle on a seat intended for a 2024 model year GMC Hummer EV. Opened on September 22, the subsequent investigation determined that Lear Corporation employees didn't follow the assembly instructions correctly. Both General Motors and the supplier inspected 754 seats, discovering two with improperly torqued belt buckle attachment bolts.

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GM has yet to receive any reports of accidents associated with this concern. Dealers nationwide have already been instructed to inspect and – if necessary – tighten said bolts to the specified torque. As per documents filed with the federal watchdog, General Motors implemented containment efforts at the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant on July 31.

Owners will be notified about this recall no later than January 8 via first-class mail. Suspect front seat belt buckle assemblies number 10 versions, with part numbers ranging from 84830759 to 87865964 in the Detroit-based automaker's parts system. General Motors estimates that one percent of the 115-strong vehicle population features loose bolts.

Related to the BEV3 platform for unibodies, the BT1 skateboard-type platform underpins both the Silverado EV and the Hummer EV. Developed specifically for full-size trucks and large SUVs, the battery-electric vehicle platform is also shared with the GMC Sierra EV and the Cadillac Escalade IQ.

At press time, the Silverado EV is a fleet-only vehicle with a sticker price of nearly $80K for the work-oriented 4WT. The GMC division wants at least $104,650 for the tri-motor Hummer EV 3X in SUV flavor, a starting price that carries over to the pickup truck. Both are good for up to 1,000 horsepower in the Watts To Freedom high-performance mode.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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