General Motors is faced with deploying another recall for defective brakes after the initial recall leads to more problems.
About the General Motors Recall
General Motors (GM) announced that almost 2,000 Chevrolet and GMC pickup trucks from 2019 were suffering from brake failure issues after a previous recall fix. The problem incidentally occurred and was confirmed by Detroit Free Press after GM dealers performed maintenance on a prior recall issue.
The original recall sought to fix 160,000 GM vehicles that could face electronic brake failure problems. The major problem lies in the fact that the initial software update in the first recall case, lead to electronic brake control module disruptions.
People, such as Shawn O’ Leary from Illinois, complained of having braking dilemmas while on the road which could have possibly caused many accidents. GM spokesman now claims that a newly revised software update will fix the cars for good.
Quick Facts of the GM Recall Incidents
- The original recall was issued in December consisting of half a million (550,000) Cadillac CT6 sedans, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, and GMC Sierra 1500 pickup trucks.
- In the second recall issue, 1,600 to 1,700 2019 Chevrolet, GMC pickup trucks, and Cadillac CT6 began facing brake problems.
- In some instances, the affected cars who got the initial recall done experienced completely lit up dashboards and brakes that stopped indefinitely including the emergency brakes.
- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is actively evaluating all of the new GM vehicles for any future risk problems.
Contact an Experienced Vehicle Defect Lawyer
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