Automakers often launch recalls to address equipment issues that hadn’t been addressed in the past. Sometimes, however, automakers must relaunch certain recalls because the original recall correction ends up making matters worse. That’s the case with the latest General Motors recall.
According to the Detroit Free Press, General Motors is launching a recall update after between 1,600 and 1,700 2019 Chevrolet and GMC pickup truck owners complained of electronic brake failures after their vehicles had been serviced due to a December 2019 recall.
Some Cadillac CT6 owners may also have been impacted.
Overall, about 160,000 GM pickup owners could be in danger of experiencing brake-related issues.
Originally, the firm recalled 550,000 2019 Cadillac CT6 sedans, Chevrolet Silverado 1500s, and GMC Sierra 1500 pickups over a software issue that disabled the electronic stability control and antilock braking systems.
To address the issue, the company provided recalled vehicles with a software update that reportedly caused disruption to the electronic brake control module in several vehicles.
After the fix, pickup owners started noticing that using GM’s OnStar app would prompt the brake system to experience brake failures.
In its report, The Detroit Free Press highlighted a case involving an Illinois pickup owner whose braking system failed after he had recall repair done.
At the time, he told reporters, he had his child in the back seat, and he was forced to stand on his brake pedal and wait for the car to coast to a halt. Thankfully, he was only going at about 10- to 15-mph, he told reporters.
According to GM, the company is preparing a fix that will put an end to similar issues. However, the firm did not reassure reporters that vehicles are safe to drive until the repair is completed.
Consumers who are concerned for their safety should contact a local GM dealer to have their fears addressed.
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