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GM Issues Stop-Sale on Some Silverado and Sierra Trucks Over Splitting Roofs

Some affected trucks are already in owners' hands and will be fixed under warranty.
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The other day, I was in my kitchen when I saw water dripping out of one of my cabinets. A sense of intense dread washed over me. My roof was leaking after an intense rainstorm and neither my patience nor my wallet are ready for it. So I sympathize with some 2024 Chevy Silverado or GMC Sierra owners, as GM is issuing a stop-sale and fix for certain models that have splitting roofs.

The Drive reached out to Chevrolet about the cracks and repairs and will update this story when we get more information.

According to this report from GM Trucks, around 3,067 trucks—including both the Silverado and Sierra—have an issue with their roofs splitting under the molding near the doors. At the moment, the issue doesn’t seem to be model or trim-specific and there isn’t a specific factory to point to. However, GM knows the number of trucks with roof splits and the VINs of those trucks. So a stop-sale was issued—meaning the affected trucks still in dealership inventory can’t be sold—along with a fix for any affected trucks that are already owned.

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To fix the splitting roofs, GM is reportedly advising dealers to identify the crack, drill holes at either end of the crack to prevent it from splitting further, and then MIG weld the crack and apply seam sealer underneath. After the crack is repaired, the dealer will then repaint the area and, if all is done correctly, it should be unrecognizable. None of that will cost the owner anything, as it’s all covered under warranty, and owners will be given loaner cars from the dealer while they await their repairs.

However, there seems to be some skepticism about the fix itself. Because it’s a pretty invasive fix, requiring MIG welding and seam sealing a crack in the roof structure of the truck, Redditors have expressed their concern about the variations in repair quality that might pop up. The cracks might be small and thin but if they aren’t repaired properly they can lead to rust and water damage. I’m not saying all dealerships do shoddy work but I’ve certainly seen my fair share.

Since GM knows which trucks are affected, and dealers will have to fix any unsold trucks before selling them, let’s hope customers are given a heads-up on which trucks were affected and repaired. Knowing the truck you’re looking at might have a repaired roof crack might affect your decision to buy it. Or they can just wait until 2025 models start coming out to guarantee they don’t have to deal with the cracks.

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