GM Pickup Recall: Trucks May Lack Hood Latch

GM is recalling certain pickups due to a safety concern involving the trucks’ hood latches.

Fox News reports that the recall comes as a result of a finding by The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The concern centers on the lack of secondary hood latches in some of the vehicles. If the main latch is not secured or should fail, drivers may be in danger of the hood opening while they are driving.

The trucks involved in the recall are the 2010 through 2012 models of the midsize GMC Canyon and the Chevrolet Colorado. The total amount of vehicles being recalled numbers over 145,000.

According to Reuters the majority of the pickups in question were purchased in North America. The remaining number were sold primarily in Mexico with a few others being exports.

At this time there have been no recorded cases of injury or crashes being incurred by the latch issue. However, General Motors has reported four known instances of the secondary locks not being found on its trucks. The car manufacturer identified the problem as originating from a parts supplier.

GM plans to contact owners through the mail in mid-January asking them to check their trucks. If a truck owner finds that they only have one latch they will be able to have a new hood installed. Customers will also have the option of having a dealership perform the inspection.

Founded in 1908, General Motors Company is based out of Detroit, Michigan. The company does business in approximately 150 countries and is known for its brands Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, and GMC.

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