Products Liability Law Daily Unintended braking issue leads to recall of Chevrolet and GMC SUVs and pickup trucks
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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Unintended braking issue leads to recall of Chevrolet and GMC SUVs and pickup trucks

By Susan Lasser, J.D.

638K GM vehicles require the electronic-brake control module software to be reprogrammed.

General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling about 638,068 2015-2020 Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe, and Yukon, and 2014-2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 vehicles equipped with a 5.3-liter engine, a 3.08-ratio rear axle, and four-wheel drive. If a wheel-speed sensor fails on these vehicles, the Electronic-Brake Control Module (EBCM) software could activate the driveline -protection system. Such unintended activation of the driveline -protection system will cause unintended braking on the wheel on the opposite side of the failed sensor, causing the vehicle to pull to one side unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash (NHTSA Recall Notice, No. 119V761, Report receipt date: October 25, 2019).

Remedy. GM will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the EBCM, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. GM's number for this recall is N192261050.

Contact information. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-630-2438 or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. Also, owners may 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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