Biden will visit a General Motors plant in Detroit that manufactures electric vehicles.
The recall covers certain 2015 and 2016 Chevrolet and GMC Sierra 1500, 2500, and 3500 trucks.
“The same feet these companies use to stand with us in solidarity are the same feet they use to stand on our necks," the media mogul wrote.
General Motors CEO Mary Barra says the company supports President-elect Joe Biden's plan to expand electric vehicle use.
The vice president wore a protective face mask and glasses on his tour of the GM facility in Indiana after facing criticism for not wearing a mask at the Mayo Clinic.
The memorandum directed at General Motors comes as hospitals say they'll need more ventilators to weather the coronavirus pandemic.
GM and Ford aren't about to start churning out ventilators, but their suppliers could make a difference.
Ford, GM and Fiat Chrysler are going dark amid the pandemic.
Currently, the GM SUVs are among the least-efficient new passenger vehicles on the road, and the mileage hasn’t improved much in the past decade.
"Carmakers that have chosen to be on the wrong side of history will be on the losing end of CA’s buying power," tweeted Gov. Gavin Newsom.