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  1. John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 9-11-2019 General Motors has announced that NHTSA is mandating a safety recall for the following vehicles: 2014-2018 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra Pickups (1500 / 2500 / 3500) 2015-2018 Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe, GMC Yukon vehicles 2015-2017 Cadillac Escalade NHTSA reports that the amount of vacuum created by the vacuum pump may decrease over time. The group says that as the vacuum level drops, the brake assist decreases, and that this increasing braking effort, extending the distance required to stop the vehicle, thereby increasing the risk of a crash. This new recall covers 3.4 million vehicles. The Problem: The brake pump uses engine oil to lubricate itself. If the pump becomes clogged with engine oil sludge the units ability to create vaccum is diminished over time. As a result, braking force and ability also drops. The issue is usually accompanied by a "Service Brake Assist" warning message in the dash. The Fix: GM will reprogram the computer that controls the secondary brake assist pump. The secondary pump will now activate at lower speeds and different situations quicker to compensate for any lost output from the main pump. Since the pumps are not failing, GM has decided not to replace them. GM's number for this recall is N192268490. In compliance with federal law, GM will notify owners, typically by snail mail. GM says that its dealers will reprogram the Electronic Brake Control Module. However, GM has not yet provided a notification schedule. 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. If you own one of these vehicles and wish to check to see if your vehicle is included (or not) you can do so at this link immediately. As with every safety recall, customers will not be charged by GM for the needed repairs or modifications. NHTSA's public information on this issue indicates that many accidents have been reported to NHTSA including some with injuries. This recall is the result of a NHTSA investigation that lasted nearly a year. In its investigation report, NHTSA noted the following details about the problem:
  2. John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 11-23-2016 GM will not be bullied by NHTSA over the never-ending Takata airbag debacle. GM-Trucks.com readers may remember that back on June 9th we reported that GM was reluctant to recall some of its vehicles because it thought the recall on the airbags was too broad. Well, guess what? GM has just been granted an extension on a 2.5-million vehicle airbag recall by NHTSA. This recall affects the Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Suburban, Cadillac Escalade and GMC Yukon from 2007-2011 model years. Zane here at GM trucks saw the recall coming back in 2014, but nobody saw NHTSA letting GM take time to build an argument that the recall is too wide in scope. The Detroit News reported this week that "The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Tuesday that it is granting “a short deferral of GM’s obligation” to recall the vehicles with Takata air bags after the Detroit automaker filed a petition with the agency in September that requested additional time for the company and a third-party research firm to complete a long-term study to better understand the service life expectancy of the parts." GM will have until August of 2017 to build its case that the parts last longer than NHTSA and others have deduced. GM will also have to update NHTSA regularly. This kind of cooperation by NHTSA with an automaker over what is often called a life or death defect is unheard of. If you are one of the many skeptics about the Takata airbag recall, take note. Maybe you are right! Related Story - Every Full Sized GM Truck & SUV Model Recalled- Driver Killed Takata Airbag Recall Info From GM can be found here.
  3. "GM has notified owners, and dealers will replace the windshield wiper motor cover assembly, free of charge. Owners are advised not to use their front windshield wipers until the wiper cover has been replaced. If weather conditions prevent operation of the vehicle without using the windshield wipers, GM will make arrangements to pick up the vehicle for servicing. The recall began on September 30, 2015. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, and GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 15780." If you want to quickly check your vehicle to see if it is covered under this recall click here. GM is clearly trying to one-up Toyota, which recently recalled the RAV 4 because its wipers are not compatible with - you guessed it - water.
  4. John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 10/7/2015 A new and interesting recall by NHTSA instructs owners of New GMC Acadia, Chevy Traverse, and Buick Enclave owners not to use their windshield wipers. A motor may overheat and cause a fire. The recall includes provisions for GM to come and retrieve you vehicle. Here is NHTSA's summary: "GM has notified owners, and dealers will replace the windshield wiper motor cover assembly, free of charge. Owners are advised not to use their front windshield wipers until the wiper cover has been replaced. If weather conditions prevent operation of the vehicle without using the windshield wipers, GM will make arrangements to pick up the vehicle for servicing. The recall began on September 30, 2015. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, and GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 15780." If you want to quickly check your vehicle to see if it is covered under this recall click here. GM is clearly trying to one-up Toyota, which recently recalled the RAV 4 because its wipers are not compatible with - you guessed it - water.
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