GM Recalls 3.4 Million Vehicles for Brake Problem

General Motors has announced that it has recalled approximately 3.4 million SUVs and trucks for a brake problem that can result in a crash.  The problem has been identified as a faulty mechanical vacuum pump.  The vacuum pump provides the vacuum assist for power braking.  As time passes, the pump’s ability to provide a vacuum, decreases.  As a result, braking becomes harder and stopping distances become longer.  Although brakes do not stop working, drivers must constantly be aware of the decreasing braking capability of their vehicle.  The vehicles that are involved in this recall are:

2014 – 2018 Chevrolet Silverado pick up trucks  

2014 ­- 2018 GMC Sierra pick up trucks

2015 – 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe SUVs

2015 – 2018 GMC Yukon SUVs

2015 – 2018 Chevrolet Suburban SUVs  

2015 – 2018 Cadillac Escalade SUVs

Owners should take their vehicles to their dealer for a free software update.  For additional information, owners can contact GM by calling 1-800-630-2438 for Chevrolet, 1-800-458-8006 for Cadillac, and 1-800-462-8782 for GMC.  The GM recall identification number is N192268490.  The NHTSA campaign number is 19V645.

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GM Recalls 2014 Silverado and Sierra Trucks

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced on June 29, 2017 that General Motors is recalling 2014 Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks. According to NHTSA, 690,685 vehicles in the United States are involved.  The problem with these vehicles is that the electric power steering assist can fail increasing the risk of a crash.  At this time, neither NHTSA or General Motors is providing any details about the specific problem.  NHTSA has also indicated that GM has not yet scheduled a date when notification letters to owners would be mailed.  For additional information, owners can contact General Motors customer service by calling 1-800-222-1020.  Similarly, GMC owners can call 1-800-432-8782 for answers to their questions.  In both cases, owners will need to reference GM recall # 17276.

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