GM Recalls 3.4 Million Trucks & SUVs For Brake Issues
General Motors is recalling more than 3.4 million pickup trucks and SUVs in order to fix an issue with the brakes.
The recall covers both the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500, 2500 and 3500 from the 2014 model year through 2018 model year. The recall also includes the Cadillac Escalade from 2015 to 2017 and the GMC Yukon, Chevy Suburban, and Tahoe from all from 2015 through 2018.
It’s reported by GM that as the pump in the power-assist brakes ages, it can put out not enough vacuum power which increased stopping distance and risk of crashing. The NHTSA began investigating the issue last November after 111 complaints from owners were received concerning poor brake performance.
GM says the problems occur rarely and mostly at low speeds and that even with the problem, the brakes “continue to function and exceed the requirements of the appropriate federal motor vehicle safety standard”. To fix the issue, dealers will recalibrate the electronic brake control module at no cost to customers who will be notified starting Sept. 6, 2019. GM has decided to not replace the pumps since pump failures are rare and already covered by an extended warranty.