Products Liability Law Daily Unintended braking issue leads to recall of Chevrolet and GMC SUVs and pickup trucks
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

Companies: General Motors LLC

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