The Problem: The brake pivot nut can loosen over time, which can render the pedal inoperative. This would be a danger to drivers trying to stop the vehicles. In some cases, the "Service Engine Soon" light might come on.
Injuries/Deaths: None reported.
The Fix: Dealers will inspect the pivot bolt, and if necessary they will apply adhesive to it and reinstall the part with increased torque.
If You Own One: "We expect to start customer notifications shortly," GM spokesperson Tom Wilkinson told Autoblog.
Recall Date 2016/02/04
Notification Type Safety Mfr
Manufacturer Recall Number 20760
Units Affected The number of vehicles or components affected by the recall. 46,837
Category Light Truck & Van, SUV
On certain Heavy Duty and Police Pursuit vehicles, the brake pedal pivot nut may become loose, causing the brake pedal to be loose or inoperative. If the brake pedal becomes loose or inoperative, it could interfere with the accelerator pedal, and/or the driver may be unable to safely stop the vehicle through application of the brake pedal, potentially affecting stopping distances and increasing the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property.
Correction: Dealers will inspect the pivot bolt installation to determine whether the vehicle has already received the production remedy. If not, the dealer will add adhesive to the nut, and reinstall the nut at an increased torque.
Note: This condition may result in the "Service Engine Soon" light illuminating, and brake lights may stay on longer than expected.
Make Model Model Year(s) Affected
CHEVROLET SILVERADO 2015 2016
CHEVROLET TAHOE POLICE PURSUIT VEHICLE 2015 2016
GMC SIERRA 2015 2016