General Motors is recalling more than 75,000 pickups in Canada because they could catch fire when seat belt pretensioners deploy during a crash.
The automaker is recalling more than 640,000 pickups in the United States for the same reason.
Certain 2019 and 2020 Chevrolet Silverados and GMC Sierras in both countries are included in the recall: the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 and the heavy-duty Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500/3500, according to GM and a NHTSA filing in the United States.
There have been two fires in the United States as a result of the defect but no accidents, injuries or fatalities, GM said. GM has instructed dealers in both countries to stop selling the vehicles until repairs are complete.
During a collision, when seat belt pretensioners deploy, hot pretensioner exhaust gases could be released in the vicinity of a carpet floor covering that could catch fire, GM and NHTSA said.
Pickups with vinyl floor coverings are not included in the recall.
Corrections that prevent the exhaust from contacting the carpet were implemented at assembly plants in Silao, Mexico, Fort Wayne, Ind., and Flint, Mich., last month.
GM notified dealers of the recall Nov. 14.