GM Expands SUV, Truck Recall to 3.8 Million Units
General Motors Co. is calling back 3.5 million large pickup trucks and SUVs in the U.S. to fix power brake boosters that may fail.
The campaign supplements a similar recall that began in June to fix the same flaw in 310,000 vehicles in Canada. Affected vehicles are fitted with power brake boosters that may gradually lose vacuum and stop providing the expected level of brake assist.
The two recalls target certain 2014-2018 model Cadillac Escalade SUVs; Chevrolet Silverado pickups (pictured) and Tahoe and Suburban SUVs; and GMC Sierra pickups and Yukon SUVs.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the defect has prompted 111 operator complaints and at least nine crashes in the U.S. The agency has been investigating the underlying cause of the malfunction since last November.
GM dealers aim to remedy the problem with a software update that modifies the behavior of the vehicles’ brake control module.
Federal investigators are looking into another crash involving a Tesla Model S electric sedan that was operating in semi-autonomous mode.
There have been more than 20 reported attacks against Waymo’s self-driving fleet in Chandler, Ariz., since the company began testing the technology on public roads there two years ago.
Volkswagen AG may be ordered to recall 124,000 of its plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles because their high-voltage charging systems contain a carcinogenic part.