GM Recall 2019: 3.4 Million Trucks and SUVs Recalled Over Brake Issues

GM recalls nearly 3.8M pickups SUVs to fix brake issues

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Also included in the recall are the 2015-2017 Cadillac Escalade and the GMC Yukon, Chevy Suburban and Tahoe including 2015 to 2017 models. As the vehicles grow older, the pump may not produce sufficient vacuum power, which could increase the stopping distance, and increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA, the government's road safety agency, began investigating the problem in November of a year ago after getting 111 complaints from owners of poor brake performance. There have been more than 100 complaints from truck owners of poor brake performance, and there have been reports of almost a dozen crashes that caused two injuries.

GM dealers will recalibrate the electronic brake control module free of charge while GM said they will notify auto owners. Starting September 6, unlucky auto owners are being notified if their truck or SUV is part of the recall. "In rare circumstances, these vehicles may have a condition in which the engine-mounted mechanical vacuum pump output may decrease over time, decreasing the amount of vacuum/power brake assist".

GM said the vacuum assist pump, which is lubricated with engine oil that flows into the pump through a filter screen, can in some cases lose effectiveness over time, as debris such as oil sludge can accumulate on the filter screen. If the problem surfaces, owners will see a message on their dashboard telling them to service the brake assist system, Flores said.

GMC Sierra - A total of 696,097 GMC Sierra vehicles with models years between 2014 and 2018 are also part of the recall.

Owners will be notified this month.

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