GM recalls almost 3.5 million trucks, SUVs due to brake problem

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General Motors is recalling almost 3.5 million 2014-2018 model year Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Sierra and GMC Yukon vehicles. In some 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.

As the vacuum level drops, the brake assist decreases, increasing braking effort, extending the distance required to stop the vehicle, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.


Vehicles recalled include 3,456,111 pickup trucks and SUVs, as follows:

• 2015-2017 Cadillac Escalade
• 2014-2018 Chevrolet Silverado LD
• 2015-2018 Chevrolet Suburban
• 2015-2018 Chevrolet Tahoe
• 2014-2018GMC Sierra LD
• 2015-2018GMC Yukon, Yukon XL

Dealers will update software in vehicles at no charge to owners. Dealers will reprogram the electronic brake control module with a new calibration that will improve how the system utilizes the hydraulic brake boost assist function when vacuum assist is depleted.

The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Owners of affected vehicles can contact Chevrolet at 800-630-2438, Cadillac at 800-458-8006, or GMC at 800-462-8782. GM’s number for this recall is N192268490. The NHTSA campaign number is 19V645.

Enter your vehicle’s VIN here to see if it is included in a recall: NHTSA Recalls. If it is not listed, we suggest you call the appropriate phone number above to confirm.

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Bob Kashary Jr

I’m having brake pedal issues with my 2015 GMC Terrain that is my TOAD. Brake pedal is soft and mushy, you must pump to get it to feel firm.

John

One more reason not to by a GM product.