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General Motors recalls 40,000 pickups to fix fire risk

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NEW YORK — General Motors is recalling some Chevrolet Silverado medium-duty trucks from model year 2019 or later after discovering a possible leak in brake fluid that could result in a fire.

Potentially 40,428 vehicles may be affected. These include the 4500HD, 5500HD and 6500HD models with model years between 2019 and 2023. according to the documents Posted by US security regulators on Saturday.

Vehicles may have a brake pressure sensor assembly that is leaking brake fluid and causing a short circuit. This in turn increases the risk of fire which can occur when the vehicle is either driving or parked.

GM advises owners with potentially affected models to park outside and away from structures until the recall is repaired. Pre-2019 model vehicles used a different design.

GM said it was not aware of any injuries related to the situation.

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