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GM recalls over 3.4M pickups, SUVs to fix brake issues

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Printed Wednesday, September 11, 2019 7:52AM EDT
Final Up to date Wednesday, September 11, 2019 7:54AM EDT

DETROIT — Underneath strain from the federal authorities, Normal Motors is recalling greater than 3.four million large pickup vehicles and SUVs within the U.S to repair a brake drawback.

The recall covers the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups from the 2014 via 2018 mannequin years. Additionally included are the Cadillac Escalade from 2015 to 2017, and the GMC Yukon and Chevy Suburban and Tahoe from 2015 via 2018.

GM says a pump within the power-assist brakes can put out much less vacuum energy than wanted, rising stopping distance and the danger of a crash.

The recall comes after the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration started investigating in November of final 12 months.

Sellers will recalibrate the digital brake management module. Homeowners had been to be notified beginning Sept. 6.

NHTSA, the federal government’s street security company, started investigating the issue final 12 months after getting 111 complaints from house owners of poor brake efficiency. On the time the company had 9 reviews of crashes that had prompted two accidents.

GM stated on the time that it was monitoring complaints and guarantee claims and was working with the federal government to guage them.

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