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GM Recalls Trucks, SUVs for Spontaneous Braking

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General Motors Co. is recalling some 638,100 large pickup trucks and SUVs in the U.S. with a flaw that could suddenly cause one wheel to brake.

The campaign covers 2014-2018 model Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 pickup trucks and 2015-2020 model Chevrolet Suburban (pictured), Tahoe and Yukon SUVs.

All affected vehicles are equipped with a 5.3-liter V-8 engine, 3.08-ratio rear axle and four-wheel drive.

If a wheel speed sensors fails on one of the targeted vehicles, the electronic brake controller could cause the opposite wheel to brake. This would cause the vehicle to abruptly pull to one side, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says.

NHTSA says the effect occurs only when the vehicle is in four-wheel or automatic mode and traveling between 41 mph and 60 mph.

Dealers will reprogram the brake control module. Until repairs are made, owners can avoid the risk by operating their vehicles in two-wheel-drive mode.


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