GM’s 2019 Brake Recall
As previously mentioned, GM recalled more than three and a half million vehicles in September 2019 due to an auto brake defect. The recall involves a defective power-assist brake pump that, over time, produces less vacuum power, leading to slower-acting brakes.
As a result, vehicles will require a greater stopping distance, which has, at this point, led to 113 collisions and 13 injuries (as reported by GM). However, the defect will undoubtedly lead to countless collisions as motorists are unaware that they will not be able to stop in the same amount of time as they could when the brakes are new.
The recall, which affects both the U.S. and Canada, includes the following vehicles:
- Chevrolet Silverado and GMC 1500
- 2500 and 3500 pickups models, years 2014 – 2018
- Cadillac Escalade, years 2015 – 2017
- GMC Yukon, years 2015 – 2018
- Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe, years 2015 – 2018
Motorists affected by the recall can have their brakes recalibrated at applicable automobile dealers at no cost. However, if you have already been involved in a collision caused by faulty brakes—regardless of whether you knew of or were unaware of the investigation and recall—you may be able to recover compensation for your damages. Contact The Ammons Law Firm to learn more.
To learn how we can help you, call our Houston GM auto defect lawyers at (281) 801-5617.