General Motors is recalling various SUVs and pickup trucks from its Chevrolet and GMC brands over an issue with the brake pedal that could increase the risk of a crash.
The defect: on affected models, the brake pedal pivot nut may loosen, causing the brake pedal to be loose or inoperative.
The hazards: if the brake pedal becomes loose or inoperative, the driver may be unable to stop the vehicle by using the brake pedal. Additionally, a loose pedal may also interfere with the accelerator pedal. Either condition may increase the risk of a crash.
Affected components: brakes.
Affected vehicles: 2015 – 2016 model year:
- Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
- Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD
- Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab Special Service
- Chevrolet Tahoe Police Pursuit
- Chevrolet Tahoe Special Service
- GMC Sierra 2500HD
- GMC Sierra 3500HD
Number of vehicles affected: 41,468 units (United States).
The fix: GM will notify owners, and dealers will add adhesive to the nut and reinstall the nut with increased tightness, free of charge.
Owners should: customers looking to find out if their vehicle is included in this GM recall should visit recalls.gm.com. There, owners will be able to enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to see any open recalls as well as customer satisfaction programs. If the vehicle is part of the recall, then owners should take it to a dealer.
Owners can also contact GM customer service with questions by using the following information.
- Chevrolet Customer Service: 1-800-222-1020
- GMC Customer Service: 1-800-462-8782
- GM Recall Number: 18278
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov
- NHTSA Recall Number: 18V578000
The vehicles in this recall need this additional remedy despite being covered by recall 16V069 for brake pedal loosening.