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More than 600,000 GM Vehicles Recalled for Brake Defect

General Motors (GM) has issued a recall for 638,068 Chevrolet, GMC, and Cadillac pickups and SUVs for a brake problem that could present a substantial risk of crash.

GM Brake Issue Can Cause Unexpected Veering at Highway Speeds

According to Digital Trends, the vehicles are equipped with a faulty wheel speed sensor that could cause the brake to engage on the opposite side of the faulty sensor, causing the vehicle to veer to one side unexpectedly at speeds of 41 to 60 miles per hour.

The recall comes after an investigation by the National Highway Traffic safety Administration (NHTSA) into 111 complaints form owners reporting poor brake performance. Engineers were able to duplicate complaint conditions by disconnecting one of the wheel speed sensors.

Until the defect is repaired, affected owners can avoid the problem by driving their vehicle in two-wheel-drive.

Vehicles Affected by the GM Brake Recall

The General Motors brake recall affects vehicles from the following model-years:

  • 2014-2018 Chevrolet Silverado
  • 2014-2018 GMC Sierra 1500
  • 2015-2017 Cadillac Escalade
  • 2015-2020 Chevrolet Suburban
  • 2015-2020 Chevrolet Tahoe
  • 2015-2020 CMG Yukon

Affected vehicles will be equipped with a 5.3-liter V8 engine, four-wheel drive, and a 3.08-ration rear axle.

Contact an Experienced Vehicle Defect Lawyer

Drivers have enough to worry about while traversing the roadways on a daily basis. When a person gets behind the wheel of a car, there is a reasonable expectation that the car is going to perform in a matter that would not put the operator’s life in jeopardy. Unfortunately there are hundreds of vehicle recalls each year due to manufacturer defects, from the tires to the ignition switches, that can cause catastrophic injuries and in some cases death. If you or a loved one have been injured due to a defective part in a vehicle, contact Thomas J. Henry.

Our experienced defective vehicle lawyers have handled a multitude of injury claims caused by recalled vehicles. We continue to handle cases involving faulty and dangerous GM ignition switches and Takata airbags. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan Antonio, Austin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free legal consultation — our attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends.

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