The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating General Motors (GM) trucks and SUVs with faulty braking systems. Roughly 2.7 million vehicles sold in the United States may be affected by the issue. If you own a GM truck or SUV, here is the information you need to know.
Could 2.7 Million GM Trucks and SUVs Have Defective Brakes?
According to an NHTSA report, an engine-driven vacuum pump may be the source of the problem. The agency claims that the pump’s capacity may deteriorate over time, which could lead to increased stopping distances and crashes. NHTSA has received 111 complaints regarding poor brake performance in GM trucks and SUVs. Some of those complaints are connected to crashes.
The following vehicles are being investigated by NHTSA for braking problems:
- 2014-2016 Cadillac Escalade
- 2014-2016 Chevrolet Silverado
- 2014-2016 GM Sierra
- 2014-2016 Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe
- 2014-2016 GMC Yukon
Consumers affected by this issue are encouraged to have their brakes examined at their local GM dealership. Officials also encourage these individuals to save their receipts since reimbursement could be possible if a recall is issued. Earlier this year, GM recalled 1.2 million trucks and SUVs worldwide to fix a power steering issue.
The auto defect lawyers at Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C. will continue to monitor this situation. Our firm has represented the victims of auto defects. If you suspect you have been harmed by defective brakes or any other faulty automotive parts, contact our office at (215) 546-6636.