What is the Latest GMC Recall?
We expect the products that we buy and consume to be safe for our use and consumption. Unfortunately, that is not always the case and sometimes products pose potential risks to our health or safety. When this occurs, it is common for the company that makes the product to issue a recall to help prevent injuries to consumers. One industry that recalls are common in is the automobile industry. Recently, the automaker, GMC, has issued a recall for 3.4 million of its vehicles.
The recall comes after a problem with the brakes in some GMC vehicles was discovered. Under pressure from the federal government, GMC issued the recall for more than 3.4 million of its vehicles. The reason for the recall is a potential issue with a pump in the power assist brakes in the vehicles. It is possible for the pump to put out less vacuum power than is necessary. When this occurs, it increases the stopping distance that the vehicle needs, therefore increasing the likelihood of an automobile accident.
The problem with the brakes has been under investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration since last year. The NHTSA received 111 complaints from owners of vehicles about the poor brake performance. The complaints included 9 reports of crashes related to the brakes, including 2 accidents that resulted in injuries.
The vehicles included in the recall are:
- Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks from model yeats 2014 through 2018
- Cadillac Escalade with model years 2015 through 2017
- GMC Yukon with model years 2015 through 2018
- Chevy Suburban with model years 2015 through 2018
- Chevy Tahoe with model years 2015 through 2018
GMC started to notify owners of the recalled vehicles on September 6, 2019. Owners of the recalled vehicles will be able to take their vehicles to a GMC dealership where the electronic brake control module will be recalibrated.