GM Recalls Nearly 19,000 Pickups
- October 21, 2013
- Vehicle Defects
n Nov. 1, General Motors (GM) announced the recall of 18,972 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 pickup trucks from the 2014 model year for failing to conform with head restraint safety standards and posing an increased risk of injury in the event of a car wreck.
The GM recall affects the models listed above that are equipped with manual reclining seatbacks. According to the recall notice posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the front seatbacks in the affected vehicles may have too much give and fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 202a, head restraints.
If these vehicles are involved in a collision, and particularly if they are struck from behind, the head restraints may not properly protect the driver or front-passenger-seat occupant, increasing the risk of injury.
While most motor vehicle crashes are the result of driver negligence, many are caused by motor vehicle defects. Among the most dangerous and common defects are problems with safety features such as seatbelts, airbags and head restraints.
If you were injured or a family member was killed in a wreck that may have been caused by a defective vehicle or careless driver, please contact Guajardo & Marks today for your free case assessment. We are proud to advocate for injury victims from the greater Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, areas and nationwide.