A recall has been issued for more than 300,000 GM SUVs and trucks over issues related to a faulty brake pump. This latest GM recall follows a Transport Canada investigation we covered just last month, which was originally opened following several reports of braking issues experienced in numerous full-size GM truck and SUV models. Affected models include the Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Sierra, and GMC Yukon, with affected vehicles falling into the 2014 to 2017 model-year range.
Owners of affected vehicles report significantly reduced braking performance and a hard brake pedal feel.
The new GM recall follows a similar investigation opened last year by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), wherein some 2.37 million GM trucks and SUVs in the 2014 to 2017 model years reportedly experienced similar braking issues. The NHTSA investigation is still under way.
The defect: more than 300,655 units of various GM full-size SUVs and trucks may have been equipped with a faulty brake pump, which could lead to impaired braking performance.
The hazards: significantly reduced braking performance, with much greater braking effort required, as well as longer stopping distances.
Affected components: engine-driven brake assist vacuum pump.
- 2015-2017 Cadillac Escalade
- 2015-2017 Cadillac Escalade ESV
- 2014-2017 Chevrolet Silverado
- 2015-2017 Chevrolet Suburban
- 2015-2017 Chevrolet Tahoe
- 2014-2017 GMC Sierra
- 2015-2017 GMC Yukon
- 2015-2017 GMC Yukon XL
Number of vehicles affected: 300,655 vehicles located in Canada.
The fix: GM is currently examining the best solution for the recall. It’s believed that a replacement brake pump is the most likely fix.
Owners should: owners of affected vehicles will be contacted by mail with further instructions. Concerned owners may also contact GM customer service for more information.
Contacts: more information is available as follows:
- Toll-free: 1 (800) 263-3777
- GM Canada Recall Centre website here