Tuesday, 17 September, 2019

GM recalls nearly 3.5 million trucks & SUVs over issues with braking systems

GM recalls more than 3.4M pickups, SUVs to fix brake issues GM recalls 3.8 million cars in the US over faulty brake
Russell Knight | 13 September, 2019, 20:59

The issue is that the pump output can drop quickly and result in a loss of brake assist for the vehicle.

GM is recalling almost 3.5 million of its Chevy, GMC, and Cadillac trucks and SUVs over brake problems following an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that started in November.

It says as it ages, the pump in the power-assisted brakes can put out less vacuum power than needed, increasing stopping distance and the risk of a crash. GM said it has 113 complaints and is aware of 13 injuries involving the brake system defect. GM says affected trucks and SUVs built before 2014 and after 2018 are not equipped with the affected vacuum pump. GM said the secondary system is, right now, limited at lower speeds.

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Chevrolet Suburban - There are 202,634 of this vehicle with model years ranging from 2015 to 2018 included in the recall.

Dealerships will recalibrate the vehicle's electronic brake control module to remedy the problem. A message will also populate on the dashboard telling the driver to service the brake system. Owners were to be notified starting September 6.

Although the recall is a large number, the cost will not be high enough for GM to report it to the Securities and Exchange commission as an event that will materially affect earnings, Flores said. Reuters reports that GM is also recalling 270,000 other vehicles in the us, including 177,000 2018 Chevrolet Malibu cars with 1.5L turbo engines because an engine error can disable the fuel injectors and 91,000 2019 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vehicles due to a seatbelt-unfastened warning-light issue. Dealers will reprogram the engine control computer to correct the problem.

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