Went to my dealer for an oil change and found out there is a "Customer Satisfaction" program to replace the hitch as there have been cracks. I think the other divers on the road would be satisfied to know my trailer won't become detached!
. I have yet to receive any notice by mail from dealer or Chevy. Came out in Feb 2016, here is the details:
15036: Customer Satisfaction - Trailer Hitch Platform Welds - (Feb 16, 2016)
Subject: 15036 – Trailer Hitch Platform Welds
Models: 2014-2015 Chevrolet Silverado LD
2014-2015 GMC Sierra LD
Equipped with RPO Z82 Trailering Equipment
THIS PROGRAM IS IN EFFECT UNTIL FEBRUARY 28, 2018.
Certain 2014 and 2015 model year Chevrolet Silverado LD and GMC Sierra LD model vehicles equipped with the 12,000 lb. trailering package (RPO Z82) may have been built with a trailer hitch platform that could develop cracks at the weld points over time. With heavy towing loads over thousands of miles, these cracks could potentially propagate and fatigue the welds. If the trailer hitch platform welds fatigue while the vehicle is being operated with a trailered load, that trailer could become unsecured.
Dealers are to remove and replace the trailer hitch platform.
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