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General Motors recalls almost 3.8 million pickup trucks over brake problem

General Motors recalls almost 3.8 million pickup trucks over brake problem

GM says about 310-thousand of the affected vehicles are in Canada. GM did not immediately explain why the Canadian recall occurred more than two months before it called back the vehicles in the United States. The move, according to Reuters, is to address a vacuum pump issue that may potentially make braking more hard, and the problem has been linked to 113 accidents and 13 injuries. This new programming will allow the vehicle, once vacuum assist is gone, to better utilize its hydraulic brake boost assist function. GM said the secondary system is, right now, limited at lower speeds.

Chevrolet Silverado - 1,773,650 Chevrolet Silverado trucks with model years between 2015 and 2017 are also part of the recall.

The models impacted by the recall include the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks from model year 2014-18. Reuters reports that GM is also recalling 270,000 other vehicles in the USA, including 177,000 2018 Chevrolet Malibu cars with 1.5L turbo engines because an engine error can disable the fuel injectors and 91,000 2019 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vehicles due to a seatbelt-unfastened warning-light issue.

The Cadillac Escalade from 2015-17 and the GMC Yukon, Chevy Suburban, and Tahoe from 2015-18 are also included, according to Fox Business.

GM recalls more than 3.4M pickups, SUVs to fix brake issues
GM recalls 3.8 million cars in the US over faulty brake

GM said that owners of vehicles subject to the recall can take their trucks to a dealership, where the dealer will recalibrate the brake control module for free.

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GM has issued a recall for almost 3.5 million trucks and SUVs in the USA, the Associated Press reports. Engines may not start, or in rare cases, could stall without warning.

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