GM recalls over 240,000 vehicles to fix rear brake problem

Postado Setembro 15, 2018

General Motors is recalling 1.205 million pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles worldwide due to issues with a temporary loss of power steering, the No.1 US automaker said on Thursday.

General Motors said Tuesday that it will recall 230,000 vehicles to fix a problem with their brake systems that could affect their stopping distances. SUVs involved include the Chevy Tahoe, Chevy Suburban, Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV; and GMC Yukon and Yukon XL. The software flaw has been linked to 30 crashes and two injuries.

GM says the power steering can fail momentarily during a voltage drop and suddenly return, mainly during low-speed turns.

A similar power steering recall affected some 700,000 Chevrolet and GMC trucks in the U.S. previous year.

In 2017, GM had recalled here almost 800,000 pickup trucks worldwide because of the same problem. The recall covers the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 pickup trucks. GM said in a government filing that "hydrogen gas can remain trapped in the piston body", which may make the brakes feel soft and take longer to stop the vehicle. Owners of these vehicles will be notified and the upgrade will be provided for free.

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