General Motors is recalling certain model year 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 vehicles manufactured Aug. 1, 2013, through Sept. 10, 2013, and equipped with manual reclining seatbacks. In the affected vehicles, either of the front seatbacks may have play, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Thus, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 202a, "Head Restraints."
If the vehicle is struck from behind, the head restraint may not properly protect occupants, increasing the risk of injury.
GM has notified owners. Dealers will inspect the seatback recliner mechanisms and make adjustments, as needed, free of charge. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020 and GMC at 1-800-462-8782. GM's recall number is 13323.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.