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By Kerry Close
February 9, 2016

If you own a General Motors truck or SUV, you might be getting word soon that your vehicle is getting recalled.

The Detroit-based automaker announced Tuesday that it’s recalling more than 473,000 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada, the Associated Press reported. The recall covers some models of the 2015 and 2016 Chevrolet Silverado HD, GMC Sierra HD and Chevrolet Tahoe police vehicles.

GM says a nut on the brake pedal pivot mechanism can come come loose, possibly causing the pedal to stop working. In order to fix the affected pivot bolts, dealers will put adhesive material on the nut and retighten it. So far, the company says it hasn’t received any reports of crashes or injuries due to the problem.

This is the second recall in recent months: In October 2015, the automaker announced it would recall 1.4 million cars—many of which had previously been recalled—due to a risk that they might catch fire. The decision marked the third time the company tried to fix the problem since 2007, CNN Money reported.

In 2014, due to a faulty ignition switch, GM notably recalled nearly 30 million cars worldwide and compensated families for more than 100 deaths. Reports showed that GM engineers had been aware of issues in the vehicle as early as 2001. The company paid $900 million to settle criminal charges.

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