GM is recalling some 2020 Chevrolet Equinox over an issue with the vehicles’ brake calipers.
The defect: brake calipers manufactured by ZF used in affected vehicles were produced using an incorrectly labeled assembly fluid. The incorrectly labeled assembly lubricant is incompatible with rubber seals in the brake calipers, which could lead to seals swelling and a reduction of clearance in the seal groove. Owners may get a “low fluid warning” light and notice increased brake pedal travel if fluid leaks at the seal. If brake drag is significant, owners may notice smoke at the rear brakes.
The hazards: brake calipers exposed to the incorrectly labeled assembly fluid in production may develop a leak, which could eventually result in reduced braking function or drag, which in turn could potentially lead to the overheating of the brake pads, increasing the risk of a crash.
Affected components: brakes.
Affected vehicles: 2020 Chevrolet Equinox
Number of vehicles affected: 166 units located in the United States.
The fix: dealers will replace the rear brake calipers, including the brake hose gasket, brake fluid, and wheel to hub lubricant. The repairs will be performed free of charge to the customer. Owners will be notified by mail by General Motors.
- Chevrolet customer service: 1-586-596-1733
- Manufacturer recall number: N192270920
- NHTSA safety hotline: 1-888-327-4236
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