Products Liability Law Daily GM recalls 3.4M vehicles for reprogramming of electronic brake control module
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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

GM recalls 3.4M vehicles for reprogramming of electronic brake control module

By Colleen Kave, J.D.

Brake malfunction may occur due to reduced vacuum in vacuum pump.

General Motors LLC (GM) has recalled around 3,456,111 2015-2017 Cadillac Escalade, 2014-2018 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, and 2015-2018 Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe, and GMC Yukon vehicles because the amount of vacuum created by the vacuum pump may decrease over time. The company cautions that 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 (NHTSA Recall Notice, No. 19V645, Report receipt date: September 6, 2019).

Remedy. GM will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the electronic brake control module, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Contact information. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-630-2438, Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM’s number for this recall is N192268490. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Companies: General Motors LLC

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