GM has warned drivers to park outside after discovering a potential flaw that could lead to an increased risk of fires.
The company issued a recall which could affect more than 40,000 vehicles made in 2019 or later, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The car company has told owners to park outside and away from structures in case of fires.
Affected models include 4500HD, 5500HD and 6500HD made between 2019 and 2023, according to the NHTSA.
The issue is linked to a problem with the vehicles’ brake pressure sensor. Some vehicles could leak fluid onto the pressure sensor causing an electrical short-circuit and increasing the risk of fire while driving or parked.
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General Motors said it isn’t aware of any accidents or fatalities related to the recall. Vehicles built before 2019 used a different design and are not at risk.
The news comes after it was announced earlier this month that 5,000 GM employees would take buyouts to cut the company’s costs in a bid to avoid layoffs.
CEO Mary Barra said the buyouts will save about £800million ($1billion) or half of the £1.6billion ($2billion) the company aims to save in costs by 2024.
She said a “company-wide involuntary separation program is not a consideration at this point”.
GM has about 58,000 salaried workers in the United States. The buyouts come during a pivotal moment for the auto industry which is looking to transition to manufacturing electric vehicles.
The company has a goal of only selling electric passenger vehicles by the year 2035.
Owners of the recalled vehicles can contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 for more details.
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